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Making the Connection: Brain Foods for Healthy SEL

How many times have you encountered a child who is “seemingly” having a bad day but does not want to talk about it? You then discover that they have had little to eat, an inadequate amount of water, and froze up while taking a test. They have struggled throughout the day and are feeling uncomfortable around their peers. Explore the connection between the foods we eat and our mental health.

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Level Up Your Training: Physical Activity in ECE and CACFP Settings

Looking to add more training options? Expand your topic areas by adding trainings on physical activity! The Physical Activity Learning Sessions (PALS) was created based on the recommended practices from Caring for Our Children and developed by Nemours Children’s Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Explore the free PALS curriculum and consider the steps to bring PALS to your trainers.   

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Rosen Hotels: Nurturing Wellness from Childhood to Workplace

Rosen Hotels & Resorts is revolutionizing healthcare by recognizing the power of prioritizing the well-being of its employees and access to nutritious foods. By supporting the CACFP at Rosen Preschool, Mr. Rosen ensures that children aged 0-5 have access to nutritious foods, laying the foundation for healthy habits early in life. This commitment to promoting healthy eating habits extends into the workplace, where commitment to employee health extends even further with initiatives like mobile services, the on-site garden, and the introduction of healthier food options. Learn how Rosen Hotels & Resorts is inspiring a broader movement towards holistic, preventive healthcare for all.

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Cost Allocation for Center and Home Sponsors

Sponsoring homes and centers? Are you confused about the requirements and ready better understand the cost allocation process? Review USDA guidance and explore best practices for allocating costs and labor for your sponsorship and your center programs.

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State Childcare Licensing: Tools to Support Physical Activity

Do you know where your state stands on obesity prevention policies in early care and education? Achieving a State of Healthy Weight (ASHW) examines the strength of obesity prevention rules in national childcare licensing. Learn about ASHW and its focus on policy and practice improvements for policymakers and ECE stakeholders to support national nutrition standards.

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Serving Communities Year-Round Through Afterschool Meals and the SFSP

The Summer Food Service Program, Seamless Summer Option, and At-Risk Afterschool component of the CACFP help serve children year-round outside of school hours. Learn about strategies for making these programs operate efficiently, best practices (including for transitioning between programs), and resources for engaging communities and increasing access to nutritious meals when school is not in session.

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Farm to ECE: Digging Deeper into Cooking and Nutrition

Boost your Farm to ECE program with expert advice and actionable tips to help your picky eaters. Discover how cooking together provides practice in fine and gross motor skills, cognitive and language skills, social and emotional skills, and science, nutrition, and math concepts. Weave in developmental activities while making healthy snacks and having fun.

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Understanding Overhead with Your Part-Time Controller

Understanding overhead is vital to strong financial management for every organization. Discover what is an appropriate administrative ratio to maintain for nonprofit organizations. Explore how Your Part-Time Controller can help you develop a more effective financial analysis. 

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Serious Deficiency Process

Are you in a quandary about the SD process? Get an overview of the serious deficiency process, hear about the most common errors in responding to serious deficiencies, and better understand the elements of the appeals process and role of the hearing official.

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SFSP Spotlight: Summer in Florida

The Florida Summer Food Service Program, known as Summer BreakSpot, partners with non-profit organizations to help continue feeding children when school is out for the summer. Explore our application process, training requirements, and how we determine the financial and administrative capability of our prospective partners. Learn about our general program operations and get our best practices to successfully administer your program.

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