Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) is part of Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to prevent childhood obesity. LMCC encourages and supports child care and early education providers to make positive changes in their programs in order to work toward a healthier future for children. LMCC is voluntary and for all types of programs: family child care homes, centers, Early Head Start and Head Start programs, preschool, tribal programs and faith-based programs.
LMCC offers childhood obesity prevention resources and tools to assist child care and preschool providers. Best practices are outlined in five healthy goal areas: nurturing healthy eaters, providing healthy beverages, increasing physical activity, limiting screen time and supporting breastfeeding. Providers who fully meet these best practices are rewarded with a certificate of completion and featured on a map of recognized providers.
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