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Kerri’s Kidsville: Taking Steps to Healthy Success

Kerri Newton, Kerri’s Kidsville Program Director from Springfield, Missouri, had the desire to provide healthy and enjoyable meals at her center. In 2013, she decided to attend the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC): Taking Steps to Healthy Success training to learn more about how to make healthy choices for her kids. While […]

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Healthy Celebrations at KinderCare in Celebration

The KinderCare Learning Center in Celebration, Florida is making profound changes to encourage parent involvement and education about nurturing healthy eaters. Parents wanted to fit eating healthy into a busy lifestyle, especially considering the limited time many of the parents have.

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Healthy Changes at Middleton Primary

Middleton Primary Center in Huntington Park, California is committed to promoting healthy food and beverages, appropriate snack-time foods, and engaging parents.

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Training Staff and Educating Families in Colorado

Southside Children’s Center in Pueblo, Colorado is located within a public housing apartment building. It educates 37 children who live in the same building as well as 50 children who live in other housing. “I knew children we were serving weren’t eating well at home,” Urioste said. “When I learned about trainings available, I had a vision for what the center could do to help the children and to get families involved.”

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Enhancing Healthy Practices at Babies 2 Kids Learning Center

Tracy Ehlert from Babies 2 Kids Learning Center in Iowa is working hard to meet the LMCC five healthy goals. She is also working to complete the Child and Adult Care Food Program’s (CACFP) Take ACTION Challenge. Ms. Ehlert says LMCC and the CACFP Challenge helped her dive into the health and nutrition aspect of her program and re-evaluate it.

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Jackson Child Care Serves Meals Family Style

At Jackson Child Care in Springfield, Virginia, Monica Jackson serves breakfast, lunch, and snack.  Jackson Child Care was randomly selected as one of the winners in the Fall Action Plan Contest, and received a family-style dining toolkit.The family-style toolkit contains child size items that allow her to serve these meals family-style, which allows children to serve themselves […]

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Building Healthy Change in Boston

In 2015, Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) launched learning collaboratives to support early care and education (ECE) programs to implement practice and policy changes for childhood obesity prevention.

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