The following are some resources that will help introduce health concepts to young children and reinforce healthy behaviors. This information is useful for parents, caregivers, and educators. Young children love to learn about food and nutrition!
- ChooseMyPlate for Preschoolers
Nutrition information for parents and caregivers of Preschoolers. Promote healthy behaviors and encourage children to try new foods.
- NFSMI Mealtime Memo for Child Care
Electronic newsletter from NFSMI for child care providers focused on good nutrition for young children
- NFSMI Child Care Resources
Education and Training Resources for Participants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
- Nibbles for Health: Nutrition Newsletters for Parents of Young Children
This is a great resource for childcare staff. It provides guidance on conducting discussions with parents and provides a series of newsletters that address parent concerns about healthy eating and active living
- Healthy Habits for Life
A toolkit that provides lesson plans and guides for moving more, eating nutritious foods, and living a healthy life. Targeted for preschool age group.
- Team Nutrition Resources for Childcare Providers (USDA)
This resource provides access to classroom resources, materials, posters, handouts, recipes and information about the "Eat Smart. Play Hard." campaign to encourage physical activity in young children. Information is also provided on applying for the Healthier US Schools Challenge and training grants.