2022-2023 TAP Springboard Opportunities

2022-2023 TAP Springboard Opportunities

2022-2023 Springboard Opportunities Offered by CDC and Nemours Children’s Health for States to Advance Early Care and Education Work What is the Healthy Kids, Healthy Future: Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP)? HKHF TAP is a cooperative agreement between CDC and Nemours Children’s that provides support to improve healthy eating and physical activity best practices in… Continue Reading 2022-2023 TAP Springboard Opportunities

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Promoting Healthy Practices in ECE through Breastfeeding Support in Kansas

Promoting Healthy Practices in ECE through Breastfeeding Support in Kansas

With support from the Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP), Child Care Aware of Kansas (CCAKS) and the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC) developed the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Toolkit in 2020 to promote breastfeeding and support Early Care and Education (ECE) programs to facilitate this healthy practice for mothers and babies. The… Continue Reading Promoting Healthy Practices in ECE through Breastfeeding Support in Kansas

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What Iowa CACFP Can Do for Me!

What Iowa CACFP Can Do for Me!

With support from the Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP), the Iowa Department of Education and state partners found an innovative way to increase participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to provide nutritious meals to eligible children and improve child care quality. Learn More »

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Webinar Series: Advancing Equity in Early Childhood

Webinar Series: Advancing Equity in Early Childhood

Nemours Children’s Health and Healthy Eating Research at Duke University are pleased to announce a new webinar series, “Healthy Kids, Healthy Future: Advancing Equity in Early Childhood.”  Through four webinars, this series will explore how to leverage early care and education settings to achieve equitable health outcomes by highlighting opportunities and advances in: Policy Research… Continue Reading Webinar Series: Advancing Equity in Early Childhood

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Teaching Adolescent Parents to Cook Healthy

Teaching Adolescent Parents to Cook Healthy

Conway Cradle Care located in Conway, Arkansas, serves adolescent parents who are continuing their high school educations. Childcare is provided to enable teen parents to attend school, as well as a mentoring program to teach these young parents valuable parenting and life skills. Some of the young parents they serve were unfamiliar with choosing and/or… Continue Reading Teaching Adolescent Parents to Cook Healthy

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ECELC Increases ECE Healthy Practices in 10 States

ECELC Increases ECE Healthy Practices in 10 States

In July 2019, results of the Nemours Children’s Health System’s National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives (ECELC) project were published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. The ECELC project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), involved nearly 1,200 child care programs in 10 states. This collaborative is the largest of… Continue Reading ECELC Increases ECE Healthy Practices in 10 States

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Purple Carrots at Brainy Tots Preschool

Purple Carrots at Brainy Tots Preschool

Maggie Gray, the Director of Brainy Tots Bilingual Preschool in Florissant, Missouri, discovered she and the children in her family child care program were eating the same fruits and vegetables each day. Although they were eating nutritious meals, Maggie felt the menus weren’t adventurous enough. After some reflection, Maggie decided to promote change in her… Continue Reading Purple Carrots at Brainy Tots Preschool

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NAPSACC Earns Recognition

NAPSACC Earns Recognition

A March 2019 brief by Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, states that NAPSACC (i.e.: Nutrition And Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care) has the “best evidence for impact” on obesity prevention in young children. Developed by the Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group at the UNC Center for Health… Continue Reading NAPSACC Earns Recognition

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How ECE Providers Built Bridges in Arkansas

How ECE Providers Built Bridges in Arkansas

Even though early care and education (ECE) providers in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) were learning about healthy goals, they found it challenging to make connections and build relationships with other providers in their respective areas. Providers felt they had limited time and resources. Through ECELC, providers in Faulkner and Mississippi… Continue Reading How ECE Providers Built Bridges in Arkansas

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