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Early Childhood Toolkit

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Food and Nutrition Program

Child and Adult Care Food Programs(PDF)

Getting Started

Everyone has a role to Play (PDF)
Getting Started Worksheet (PDF)
Helping your Child Care become 5210 ready (PDF)

Implementing a Staff Wellness Program

Worksite Wellness at Your Site (PDF)

Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living

Engage Community Partners (PDF)
Healthy Dates to Celebrate (PDF)
March is National Nutrition Month (PDF)
National Screen-Free Week (PDF)
Winter Kids Guide (PDF)

Limit Recreational Screen Time

Limit Recreational Screen Time (PDF)
National Screen-Free Week (PDF)
Promote Healthy Viewing Habits (PDF)
Screen Time and the Very Young (PDF)
Television in Childcare - What to know (PDF)
Tips for Reading to the Very Young (PDF)
Unplugged (PDF)

Adopting and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

1-2 Years Physical Play (PDF)
2-3 Years Physical Play (PDF)
3-4 Years Physical Play (PDF)
4-5 Years Physical Play (PDF)
5210 Every Day (PDF)
Breakfast is Best (PDF)
Choose MyPlate Brochure (PDF)
Eat at Least 5 a Day (PDF)
Feeding Infants (PDF)
Feeding Toddlers and Preschoolers (PDF)
Fuel Learning with Milk, Cheese and Yogurt (PDF)
Go, Slow, Whoa Foods (PDF)
Healthy Celebrations Parent Letter (PDF)
Healthy Kids Snacks (PDF)
Healthy Shopping on a Budget (PDF)
Infant Physical Play (PDF)
Letters to Parents Announcing New Partnerships (PDF)
Limit Recreational Screen Time (PDF)
Making Your Own Baby Food (PDF)
National Screen-Free Week (PDF)
Partnering With Families Intro (PDF)
Promote Healthy Viewing Habits (PDF)
Take it Outside (PDF)
The Fittest Food (PDF)
Understanding Food Labels (PDF)
Unplugged (PDF)

Provide Healthy Choices for Snacks and Celebrations

Breakfast is Best (PDF)
Choose MyPlate Brochure (PDF)
Eat at Least 5 a Day (PDF)
Feeding Infants (PDF)
Feeding Toddlers and Preschoolers (PDF)
Fuel Learning with Milk, Cheese, and Yogurt (PDF)
Go, Slow, Whoa Foods (PDF)
Healthy Celebrations Parent Letter (PDF)
Healthy Kids Snacks (PDF)
Healthy Shopping on a Budget (PDF)
Making Your Own Baby Food (PDF)
MyPlate Blank Coloring Sheet (PDF)
MyPlate Coloring Sheet (PDF)
MyPlate Tip Sheet (PDF)
Provide Healthy Choices (PDF)
The Fittest Food (PDF)
The Lunchbox - Appealing Lunches for Preschoolers (PDF)
Understanding Food Labels (PDF)

Provide Non-Food Rewards

Non-Food Rewards at Home (PDF)
Provide Non-Food Rewards (PDF)

Provide Physical Activities Everyday For Children

1-2 Years Physical Play (PDF)
2-3 Years Physical Play (PDF)
3-4 Years Physical Play (PDF)
4-5 Years Physical Play (PDF)
Get One Hour or More a Day (PDF)
Infant Physical Play (PDF)
Limit Recreational Screen Time (PDF)
Physical Activity Breaks (PDF)
Quick Physical Activity Breaks (PDF)
Take it Outside (PDF)

Provide Water/Low-Fat Milk & Limit Sugary Drinks

Breast Feeding vs. Formula Feeding (PDF)
Fill Up Water Here (PDF)
How to Meet the Needs of Breastfeeding Babies (PDF)
Keeping Your Babies Teeth Healthy - English (PDF)
Keeping Your Babies Teeth Healthy - Somali (PDF)
Keeping Your Babies Teeth Healthy - Spanish (PDF)
Make Your Own Sugar Bottle Display (PDF)
Refresh Poster (PDF)
Thirst Quencher Poster (PDF)
Water is Fuel for Your Body (PDF)
What Should Young Children Drink (PDF)
Which Milk to Choose for Growing Bones (PDF)

Resources

Fun Songs about Nutrition (PDF)
Healthy Activity Booklist (PDF)
Healthy Eating Booklist (PDF)
Healthy Favorites (PDF)
Resources for Free Promotional Materials (PDF)