Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Educational Programs
Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs is the new set of national standards describing evidence-based best practices in nutrition, physical activity, and screen time for early care and education programs. The standards are for ALL types of early care and education settings ‑ centers and family child care homes.
Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs contains practical intervention strategies to prevent excessive weight gain in young children. The standards detail opportunities for providers to work with families beginning on day one of an infant's enrollment.
Areas of coverage:
- General Nutrition Requirements
- Meal and Snack Patterns
- Requirements for Infants including supporting breastfeeding
- Requirements for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Meal Service and Supervision
- Food Brought from Home
- Nutrition Education
- Active Opportunities for Physical Activity
- Outdoor and Indoor Play Time
- Caregivers/Teachers' Encouragement of Physical Activity
- Screen Time Limits
- Policies on Infant Feeding, Food and Nutrition Services, and Physical Activity
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