Content tagged "child care nutrition"

Eating Behaviors and Challenges in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 13, 2015

Feeding young children healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks supports their growth and development. But what can a child care provider do when children...

Breastfeeding and Infant Nutrition in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 13, 2015

All children, especially infants, must have adequate nutrition to help them grow in a healthy way. Child care providers need to work closely with families to...

Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers and Infants in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Breastfeeding provides important nutrients for babies. Some mothers may wish to continue breastfeeding while their children are in child care. They may...

Tips for Child Care Providers to Promote Healthy Attitudes about Food

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

As children grow and experience new foods, child care providers may notice changes in eating habits or attitudes about certain foods. The following are...

Helping Children in Child Care Learn Healthy Eating Habits

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Child care providers play an important role in supporting young children who are overweight and obese. Teaching healthy food choices will give children an...

Typical Eating Behaviors in Young Children

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Dealing with eating challenges such as picky eaters and food "strikes" is a common challenge in child care. Remember that children grow at different rates,...

Money-Saving Food Tips for Child Care Providers

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Feeding children in your child care program can be expensive. With careful planning, serving healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks that meet children's...

Meals and Snacks in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Meal and snack times in child care can be a great opportunity for introducing new foods and healthy eating habits. Eating times are also a wonderful chance...

Feeding Solid Foods to Infants in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 24, 2015

Introducing solid foods is an important milestone in infant development. Child care providers can help infants make the transition from formula or breast...

Guidelines for Choosing Nutritious Foods for Children in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 21, 2015

Child care providers play a key role in preventing childhood obesity by ensuring that children have access to healthy meals and snacks that meet their...

Things to Consider when Planning for Physical Activities in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 18, 2015

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in early childhood. Child care providers can play an important role in preventing obesity by helping children stay...

Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

Ensuring that children grow and thrive is an essential part of the child care provider's job. Feeding infants appropriately, serving well-balanced meals and...

Take Time to Savor Meals and Snacks in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

Child care providers play a crucial role in helping young children learn healthy eating habits. Mealtimes and snacks in child care can be great learning...

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