NUTRITION

Healthy foods and proper nutrition will help fuel your body and allow you to perform at your best.

Please see the links to the New York State Department of Health, Nutrition.gov (USDA), and HealthyKidsHealthyFuture.org (Let's Move! Child Care) for resources on nutrition for parents and children.

  • New York State Department of Health

"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seven of the ten leading causes of death in the United States are linked to poor diets. The New York State Department of Health Division of Nutrition's mission is to create an environment that empowers New Yorkers to make healthy eating and physical activity choices."

https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/resources/parentres.htm

 

  • Nutrition.gov (Sponsored by USDA)

"Nutrition.gov is a USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices."

https://www.nutrition.gov/subject/life-stages/children/food-nutrition

  • Healthy Kids, Healthy Future (Formerly known as Let's Move! Child Care)

"Healthy Kids, Healthy Future:

Encourages and supports providers making positive changes in their programs to help children develop healthy habits
Recognizes providers who meet best practices in five healthy goal areas
Let's Move Child Care helps kids get more movement in every day.

There are five main goals to strive for:

1. Nurture Healthy Eaters"

2. Provide Healthy Beverages

3. Get Kids Moving

4. Reduce Screen Time

5. Support Breastfeeding"

https://healthykidshealthyfuture.org/resources-for-parents/