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Feeding Infants

Join us for an interactive discussion on breastfeeding, formula feeding, developmental readiness, solid foods, and more. Learn about Team Nutrition’s Feeding Infants and Breastfed Babies Welcome Here guide!

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An Adventure Through MyPlate Resources

Take an adventure with the MyPlate team and discover new MyPlate resources and tools in an interactive, hands-on learning experience. From tip sheets to graphics, digital tools to healthy, budget-friendly recipes, as well as translated materials, these user-friendly resources make providing nutrition education easier with the help of MyPlate.

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Family Child Care Food Safety Kit

Nutritious food is ineffective if made unsafely. The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) designed the Family Child Care Food Safety Kits with input from family child care stakeholders to create a tangible resource to help providers adopt food safety behaviors. Since 2021, ICN has distributed over 17,000 kits to 53 states and territories. Discover the effectiveness of the kits for family care care providers.

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Plant-Forward Menus: A Guide to Successful Integration

There’s never been a better time to add more plant-based options to your program’s menu! The Forward Food Collaborative has been supporting institutions around the country in creating healthier, more sustainable plant-forward menus by offering culinary trainings, educational webinars, greenhouse gas assessments, marketing materials, and more. Learn how you can use these tools to support your program.

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Partnering with Cooperative Extension to Improve Eating Patterns

It takes a village to feed young children, but where do we find them? Discover how to find Cooperative Extension resources to improve the dietary quality of young children. Get strategies for building successful partnerships and learn how Cooperative Extension can support your CACFP team and maintain your bottom line.

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Mindfulness and SEL Practices for Educators and Children

Mindful practice supports an educator’s ability to grow self-awareness, recognize how emotions and thoughts contribute to interactions with others, and respond to children with compassion. Explore mindful practices and social-emotional learning (SEL) for educators and children to promote a caring, equitable ECE community.

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Healthy Minds & Bodies: Sesame Resources to Promote Emotional Well-Being

Sesame Workshop is supporting the emotional well-being of young children and families through research-based resources and engaging content designed for the whole family. Our approach offers strategies to support all families – from celebrating joyful everyday moments, teaching children the essential skills they need to understand and manage their feelings, and helping parents and community providers recognize the signs of more serious mental health challenges.

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Creating Natural Outdoor Learning Environments

Let’s talk about natural outdoor learning environments! What are they and how can trainers support early care and education (ECE) programs to take a natural approach to their outdoor play spaces? Discover how these spaces encourage active play and healthy eating habits. Learn about different approaches and practical examples to work with ECE programs to create these environments.

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Charting CACFP Success Strategies by Mapping Child Care Providers

Child care is an important space where state agencies can mitigate food insecurity by providing healthy and nutritious food choices for children. Figuring out how and where to target those supports can be a challenge. Explore Child Care Aware of America’s CACFP mapping project, what they did, stakeholders they engaged, and a demonstration of the types of GIS map dashboards and story maps created.

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Bridging the Gap: Addressing Food Insecurity in Rural Communities

Hunger negatively impacts a child’s physical and cognitive development, preventing them from reaching their full potential. Explore the root causes of food insecurity and its impact on children and families. Get strategies to identify families facing food insecurity and how to address their needs through programs and community partnerships. 

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