Healthy Children - August 2018

Foods Offered Outside of Regular Meals and Snacks

  • Ask parents to help celebrate birthdays and holidays with healthier options than candy, cake and ice cream. Healthier sweets like fruit popsicles, and low-fate muffins and great alternatives.
  • If your facility has fundraisers, consider companies that involve healthier foods or non-food items. This sends a message that your care about good health.

Supporting Healthy Eating

  • Serve meals family-style where teachers join the children at the table.
  • Teachers can show that healthy eating is fun by modeling healthy choices and helping to create a pleasant social environment around the table.
  • Soda machines in your facility send the message that soda is OK, and make it harder for staff and children to choose healthier options.