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Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Last Published: 07/27/2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nutrition and Wellness cover This handbook was developed by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) , the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Health Resources and Services Administration. This resource helps CACFP child care providers create healthier environments for the children in their care. Each tip sheet focuses on a specific topic and includes a practical application section to help providers apply the tips to their child care program. By using the tip sheets when planning meals and activities for children ages 2 through 5 years old, providers can incorporate key recommendations and best practices into their menus and daily schedules. The handbook also provides success stories that highlight how CACFP child care programs have improved the food they serve children and the activities they plan, as well as links to additional resources available online.

Target Audience: CACFP Child Care Providers caring for children 2- through 5-years old

Available: in PDF, below, in English and Spanish. A free print copy in English is also available, upon request, to child care providers and organizations participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program or other Child Nutrition programs.

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Nutrition Tips/Consejos de Nutrición

Active Play Tips/Consejos de Juego activo

Supplements and Additional Materials/Suplementos, Mejores Prácticas y Recursos

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