Child Care Centers Get Active by Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity
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It is never too early to teach children about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating. According to a report by the American Dietetic Association on Dietary Guidance for Healthy Children Ages 2 to 11, children in this age group should achieve a healthy weight, enjoy food, and reduce the risk of chronic disease by developing healthy eating habits and participating in regular physical activity.
That’s exactly what many child care facilities in Wood County are working to achieve as Get Active partner centers. Children at these centers are learning more about nutrition and spending their days being more physically active. To make these improvements, child care center staff are receiving a variety of nutrition and physical activity curriculum, resources, and training.
Whether you are a child care provider who wants to improve nutrition and physical activity in your center, or a parent or community member who would like to volunteer and support these programs, contact Laura Fischer, Community Health Educator – Aspirus, at 715.421.8914 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.