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Impacts of Sodium: Shaping Healthy Food Preferences

Sodium is an essential mineral that plays important roles in our bodies. However, we may be consuming too much, resulting in increasing health risks like high blood pressure. Learn about the impacts of sodium and how to shape healthy habit choices early.

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Healthy Dads in Head Start

Parent engagement is a key tenet for Head Start programs and doesn’t always need to be about nutrition. Fatherhood is vital to the health of the families and children we serve. Learn how involvement impacts a child’s growth and hear testimonies from MVCDC.

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Emergency Preparedness in Head Start

The pandemic taught us to always be one step ahead and prepared for the unknown. Discover ways to integrate emergency preparedness and planning into your facility operation plans while including all departments. Practice writing your own emergency plans to support your program and outline your next steps.

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Connecting Nutrition with Family Engagement

Partnering with families is an essential piece in the promotion of nutrition education initiatives. Discover creative ways to build family enthusiasm around healthy nutrition habits and learn how to provide them with the tools they need to adopt those habits long term.

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Active Play to Combat Obesity

Learn how to encourage active play and integrate movement breaks in the Head Start classroom. Take home resources to help you enhance child development and learning through physical activity. 

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