The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and statewide agency partners believe that child health and wellness can be achieved through the goal of developing and implementing child care wellness policies that concentrate on improving the nutritional quality of food served, encouraging physical activity and educating child care providers, parents and caregivers. This in turn will assist children in developing lifelong healthy habits.
To develop and implement policies promoting the health and nutrition improvement for children in child care settings.
Administrative Resources and Forms for Subgrantees
Obesity Prevention in Early Care and Education Programs
Wisconsin Physical Activity and Nutrition Resource Guides
The Active Early and Healthy Bites guides were developed to support a healthier environment for children in the Early Care and Education setting.
Supporting and Promoting the Active Early/Healthy Bites Guides
Healthy Bites Plate by Plate Success Story, CESA 11 Head Start
Planting the Seeds for Healthy Kids, Kids Depot Child Care
Training Webcasts Supporting the Active Early/Healthy Bites Guides
Menu Planning and Mealtime Resources
Sample Lunch Menu Kids Depot
Mealtime Memos for Child Care, National Food Service Management Institution
Sample Menus Dane County Parent Council
Sample Breakfast and Snack Menus Kids Depot
Farm to Child Care Resources
Locally Grown Fruits and Vegetables: no licensing requirement for sources of fresh produce, Joint memo from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services,. September 2010.
Physical Activity & Movement Resources
12-week curriculum for childcare providers to encourage active movement and other healthy habits. "Healthy Movement & Active Play" has been specifically designed for early education providers to use with children ages 3-5. Each week includes three main educational components: Movement Activities, Health Lesson(s),Parent Note
Family Outreach Resources
Deliver consistent whole grain, milk and child feeding messages that resonate with moms and kids to motivate them to adopt healthier eating habits
Curriculum Ideas and Take Home Activities
Eating Healthy Growing Strong, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Team Up at Home, USDA Team Nutrition
Sample Bulletin Board Displays, Ebenezer Child Care Center, Inc.
Color Me Healthy, North Carolina State University, A&T State University Cooperative Extension
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This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.