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How to Incorporate Healthy Eating in Childcare Settings

Childcare practitioners share ideas and challenges with implementing healthy food at the YMCA Sandusky Childcare Center in Ohio. 3 key pieces of advice…

  1. Start small
  2. Tackle one thing at a time
  3. Keep trying


Practitioners also share the steps they took to support the important transition to incorporate healthy food into their childcare center.

  • Moving to whole grains
  • Eliminating flavored milks
  • Eating family style
  • Offering a healthy food curriculum
  • Sending home recipes


Source: The videos are from the Building Capacity for Obesity Prevention (BCOP) study. BCOP is a collaboration between The Ohio State University SNAP-Ed program; the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) at Case Western Reserve University; and the Ohio Department of Health, Creating Healthy Communities Program.