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Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children

Last Published: 01/13/2016
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nutrition and Wellness Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Child care providers can create healthier environments for the children in their care with this collection of tip sheets! 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 CACFP success stories as well as links to additional resources available online.

Available: in PDF, below, in English and Spanish. A free print copy in English is also available, by using the Resource Order Form, to child care providers and organizations caring for children 2- through 5-years old and 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

  • Supplement A: Practice Choking Prevention [English; Español]
  • Supplement B: Care for Children With Food Allergies [English; Español]
  • Supplement C: Encourage Healthful Foods [English]
  • Supplement D: Create a Positive Meal Environment (under development)
  • Supplement E: Support Family Style Meals (under development)
  • Best Practices: CACFP Success Stories [English; Español]
  • Additional Resources [English; Español]

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