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Case Studies on Childhood Obesity Prevention

Through the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives project, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded Nemours Children’s Health System to support the spread and scale of best practices related to obesity prevention in early care and education (ECE) settings. For five years (2011 – 2016), Nemours and CDC worked with grantees […]

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Interactive Maps Show Child Care Best Practices

The Public Health Law Center has completed Phase 1 of an interactive 50-state map, which synthesizes data on how state child care licensing regulations match best practices for healthy eating, active play and screen time for 3-5 year olds. Phase 2 of the state interactive map is coming soon, relating to healthy best practices for […]

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E. coli Infections Linked to Soynut Butter Products

CDC and FDA Investigating Outbreak in Several States People usually get sick from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) 2-8 days (average of 3-4 days) after swallowing the germ. Most of the ill people are young children, and several of them have developed a serious complication from their infection called hemolytic uremic syndrome (a type of […]

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Early Learning and Use of Technology

A new resource on Early Learning and Use of Technology was released by the US Department of Education and US Department of Health and Human Services. The brief provides four guiding principles and suggestions for providers and families on how to use technology with young children.

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New Farm to Preschool Toolkit

Growing Minds is happy to share the new Farm to Preschool (F2P) Toolkit. This toolkit contains information about getting started with F2P, rules and regulations, recommendations for local procurement, and monthly resources.

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October 1, 2017 Deadline for CACFP and School Meal Programs

There is now better alignment between the School Meal Program and CACFP’s meal patterns. These improvements are expected to enhance the nutritional quality of meals served. CACFP and School Meal Program operators must comply with the updated meal pattern requirements by October 1, 2017.

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USDA Leader Visits Nemours Head Start Project in Florida

Kevin W. Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), visited Taft Head Start Center in Orlando, Florida. Taft Head Start is one of the 20 Orange County Head Start sites participating in Nemours Early Care Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC).

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Family Style Dining Toolkit Now Available

Family Style Dining is a meal service approach that early care and education programs implement to address childhood obesity prevention and support children in developmentally appropriate mealtime experiences.

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19 Programs Receive Toolkits to Support LMCC Action Plans

In celebration of the 4th anniversary of LMCC, the Packard Foundation partnered with LMCC and Nemours Children’s Health System to award toolkits to support ECE providers in improving healthy eating and physical activity. These toolkits include resources and materials to directly support LMCC Action Plans of ECE centers and homes. From August through September 2015, more than 300 ECE programs completed Action Plans, and 19 programs were randomly selected as winners.

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ECELC Collaborative Successes

As of September 2015, a second round of 32 learning collaboratives funded by the CDC and launched by Nemours and partners in 2014 completed their fifth and final learning session.

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