Skip to content

Farm to Early Care & Education in the CACFP

Are you interested in Farm to ECE but unsure of where to begin? Discover how we assisted child care programs in two counties in North Carolina to implement Farm to ECE at their sites. Get our best practices for how to guide programs with attainable and sustainable strategies that have proven successful.

Read More

Avoid Processed Foods: A Nutrition Sound Bite or a Sound Nutrition Bite?

We hear “avoid processed food” (PF) often. Is that sound nutrition advice even if the basis of some PF categorizations is neither processing nor nutritional quality, but the presence of ≥6 ingredients or additives including nutrients? Wise PF choices build nutritious diets and optimize scarce resources including time and money.

Read More

STEM in the Kitchen

Wondering how to introduce children to STEM in the kitchen? Learn basic principles with fun hands-on experiments designed to introduce children to the scientific process. Get resources to implement STEM concepts using household tools and age-appropriate tasks to make connections to a young child’s real world.

Read More

Storytelling to Promote Healthy Eating Habits

How can storytelling foster healthy eating for children? Early care settings are one of the best places to help children build a healthy living foundation. Explore a series of storytelling techniques designed to encourage children to eat healthier to prevent childhood obesity. Learn how to use a wide variety of literature along with felts, puppets, props and other techniques to inspire children to eat healthy.

Read More

Happy and Healthy with Sesame Street in Communities

Every child deserves healthy food, and every child can be empowered to make healthy choices! Even when families are having a hard time getting enough nutritious food to their tables, parents and other caring adults can remind children that our bodies are amazing and worth taking care of. Explore resources with some furry friends from your favorite Street to support healthy habits for everyone in the neighborhood.

Read More

Ideas and Strategies to Make Mealtimes More Enjoyable

Expectations can set us up for success or failure, chaos or calm. There is a lot to manage at mealtimes; child preferences, nutrition guidelines, emotions, spills and more. Learn how to implement strategies that lead you and your children towards more fun, calm and safe mealtimes. Explore mealtime together and identify resources, ideas, and expectations that will benefit both you and the children you serve.

Read More

Gardening Activities for Every Classroom

Ready to grow? Explore the many benefits of gardening with the children in your care. Learn about indoor and outdoor gardening activities to try in your classrooms. A love of gardening and dirt are not required.

Read More