10 Best Airports for Breastfeeding Moms in the U.S.

10 Best Airports for Breastfeeding Moms in the U.S.

As part of their continuing efforts to help transform the culture of breastfeeding, the lactation pod pioneers at Mamava released their list of the ten best airports for breastfeeding moms in the United States. The recent passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 features provisions for the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act, including a […]

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Community Efforts to Combat Childhood Obesity Effective

Community Efforts to Combat Childhood Obesity Effective

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five U.S. school-age children and young people ages 6 to 19 years suffers from obesity, a tripling of such numbers since the 1970s. For individual children, genetics, eating and exercise all play a role in weight status—but the influence of a community’s design, programs […]

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Arkansas Schools Receive Water Filling Stations

Arkansas Schools Receive Water Filling Stations

Healthy Active Arkansas, in partnership with the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation, awarded water bottle filling stations to 20 Arkansas schools as part of the Rethink Your Drink: Choose Water grant program. This program, supported by a grant from the Delta Dental Foundation, is designed to encourage students, teachers and staff to drink water instead […]

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State and District-Level Policies for Food Marketing in U.S. School Districts

State and District-Level Policies for Food Marketing in U.S. School Districts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers recently published an article in CDC’s Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) journal on the associations between state-level guidance and the policies and practices in school districts regarding food and beverage marketing and promotion. State agencies play a critical role in providing school districts with guidance and technical assistance […]

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Health and Wellness Recognition Programs

Health and Wellness Recognition Programs

Recognition programs identify and acknowledge programs, communities, or organizations that encourage exemplary activities that often go above and beyond policies and regulations. State child care agencies, public health agencies, and/or child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) can create child-care specific recognition programs to highlight providers that meet specific best practice criteria. Healthy and active […]

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CACFP Leadership and Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

CACFP Leadership and Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

The National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, in cooperation with the National CACFP Forum, draws anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates; federal, state and local government officials; child advocates; representatives of food banks and food rescue organizations; and nutrition and anti-obesity groups. Members of Congress, Hill staff, and key Administration officials attend the conference, provide comments as part of […]

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Case Studies on Childhood Obesity Prevention

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

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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Providing a Private Breastfeeding Space

Providing a Private Breastfeeding Space

The Learning Place in New Jersey cares for children from 2 months to 6 years old.  At the very first learning session of the Collaborative, the staff found out how to provide optimal and appropriate accommodations for breastfeeding within their program. The staff quickly recognized that their early care and education (ECE) center did not […]

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ECELC Inspires Healthy Changes

ECELC Inspires Healthy Changes

After participating in ECELC, staff at Taylor County Head Start in Florida hope to inspire preschoolers in their care, and parents as well. The preschoolers will be participating in a monthly nutrition lesson, using “A Dozen Ways to Be Healthy.”

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