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Our children will learn how to make healthy choices about food and physical activity as part of their daily lives – building a foundation for a lifetime. Our staff model healthy eating and physical activity.

We strive to work with our parents to promote healthy habits for life.

Nutrition & Physical Activity Education

Teachers and support staff participate in three clock hours or more of professional development per year to effectively teach children about nutrition and physical activities.

Teacher’s professional development includes orientation to state standards and available materials used to teach a basic knowledge of nutrition to children

Formal education about healthy eating and physical activity is offered to children once a semester (fall, spring, and summer)

Lesson plans include instruction/activities about healthy eating at least once per month and physical activity twice a month.

Food & Beverage Practices & Behaviors

We serve meats that are prepared by grilling, broiling, poaching or roasting. Fried and baked pre-fried meats like chicken nuggets and fish sticks are not served.

We serve fried or pre-fried and then baked vegetables (e.g., French fries, tater tots, hash browns) once per month.

We serve a variety of grains daily and make sure at least half of grains served are whole grains.

We offer safe, fresh drinking water that is available and easy to find for children to serve them at all times indoors and outdoors, including during meals and snacks.

Teachers, support staff, and volunteers avoid drinking sugar-sweetened beverages when caring for children.

Teachers, support staff, and volunteers provide opportunity for children to prepare the eating area and encourage children to serve themselves meals and snacks under supervision.

Physical Activity & Screen Time


Preschool children will be provided in 120 minutes of active playtime each day including 60 minutes of structured (teacher- led) physical activity and 60 minutes—and up to several hours—of unstructured (active play) time.

Toddler children will be provided 60-90 minutes of active playtime each day including 45 minutes of structured (teacher- led) physical activity and 45 minutes—and up to several hours—of unstructured (active play) time.

We limit screen time to no more than 15 minutes a week per child.Children under the age of two are not exposed to screen time.

Additional Activities


Celebrations we host have food include fruits, vegetables and other healthy snacks. Families are provided a list of approved healthy foods and beverages as well as suggestions for non-food activities.

We send home a monthly family newsletter to share the lessons we teach on healthy eating and physical activity.

The Wellness Advisory Council made up of at least the director, a lead teacher, parent/guardian and community member helps with planning, operating and evaluating the program’s policies including breastfeeding support and promotion, infant feeding, toddler & preschooler nutrition, physical activity and screen time policies.
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