MyPlate Tip Sheets have been around for a while, but did you know you can filter them to easily find the topic and audience you want to support or learn about?
Resources to help you prep for the food program new and improved meal pattern implementation date.
The apple orchard and pumpkin patch field trips are already in full swing. Meals are packed with the season’s bounty of fall goodies. The opportunities to celebrate National Farm to School Month this October are endless! Designated by Congress in 2010, National Farm to School Month is a perfect time to get started with farm to early care and education initiatives.
You may have heard the terms Farm to Market, Farm to Table and even Farm to Preschool, but what do they mean and why is it important? Simply put, these are all terms or programs that mean using locally grown food that can easily and quickly be brought to market.
The CACFP Take Action Challenge had a huge impact on not only my program practices, but the children in my program. They have become more excited about our health and nutrition curriculum, more willing to try new foods and have just became healthier in general due to new practices I have implemented.
Teachers and Early Care Providers Agree: Farm to School in Early Childhood Supports Healthy Kids with Bright Futures
Farm to school in early care and education exposes young children to healthy, local foods through meals and snacks, taste tests, lessons, cooking activities, gardening, field trips, farmer visits and more. These strategies and activities support healthy development and achievement of learning goals in all types of early care and education settings, including family child care homes, preschools, child care centers, Head Start/ Early Head Start and programs in K-12 school districts.
Child Care Aware® of America is interested in celebrating providers who make the healthy choice in their child care environment. We want to know and share how child care providers care for themselves and become models for the children in their care day-to-day, which is why we are holding a Child Care Workplace Wellness Raffle.
Links to resources discussed and shared at the CACFP Leadership Conference. Ranging from health and wellness toolkits to USDA memos and maps.
Call your Senator today to make sure they know what we know - children in child care need that additional snack!
Act now to get an extra snack for the food program and the children who get to eat nutritious foods in child care because of it.