Build a Nutrition Resource Library
There is so much information out there related to nutrition, food safety, and healthy eating; too much to fit into one binder. You may decide to make a binder available to families, but it may be a better idea to curate an online nutrition resource. Using a platform such as Pinterest comes to mind when considering this endeavor. All resources can be stored in organized folders that can be marked private for enrolled families only or you might keep the folders public as a way to demonstrate your program’s commitment to the children and families in your care.
Here are a few resources that you can explore, regardless of how you decide to organize and share them:
- Information relating to the USDA meal planning tool.
- This resource aims to support schools and child care programs as they implement healthy food service programs.
- Resources to teach children about food and kitchen safety.
- Resources and activity ideas for healthy eating and living for kids of all ages.
- Provides resource ideas for healthy eating, staying active, and reducing screen time.
- Archived activities and resources from the White House initiative on healthy living.
- Resources for ECE providers, trainers, parents, and local leaders.
- Activity ideas for teaching young children about nutrition.
- All the information a program would need to meet CACFP meal planning standards and much more!
For the main article Exploring Healthy Foods, CLICK HERE
For the article Nutrition-Related Early Learning Standards, CLICK HERE
For the article Nutrition-Related Activity Ideas for Children, CLICK HERE
For the article Nutrition-Related Family Engagement Ideas, CLICK HERE