Health & Nutrition
The Health and Nutrition Department supports child care providers with resources on childhood health, nutrition and physical activity. The passionate, knowledgeable staff consult with providers regularly to give guidance and refer them to many of the programs Children’s Council coordinates. These include:
- The USDA Child Care Food Program, offering financial support to providers serving healthy meals and snacks.
- The Healthy Apple Program, recognizing providers for meeting best practice standards in nutrition and physical activity and supporting those who wish to make improvements with training and resources
- Growing Healthy Kids, our FREE annual community health fair with activities, free food and local resources for families and providers
- Regular workshops on nutrition and physical activity, with topics such as picky eaters, serving styles, nutrition on a budget, and active games for small spaces.