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Toddlers eating healthy at daycare

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.