Take “One Small Step” to Connect Children to Great Food this National Farm to School Month

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.

CACFP Take Action Challenge…

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.

Who Plays a Role in Helping Children Achieve a Healthy Weight?

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.