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  • Healthy Policies Toolkit: Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care

    This toolkit was produced in 2014 and designed for early childhood education professionals to use in designing and implementing healthy child care policies. The toolkit contains recommendations from the following sources: Let’s Move! Child Care Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs, 2nd Edition: Selected Standards from Caring for Our Children: National Health...

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  • Washington State Survey of Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care

    About the Survey The purpose of the survey was to learn more about nutrition and physical activity for children ages 2-5 in licensed child care programs. Child care providers in all parts of Washington completed the survey and provided important information about nutrition and physical activity for young children in our state. The University of...

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  • Replacing Juice with Fruit: Nutrition and Economic Effects

    Substituting 100% fruit juice with fresh fruit in children’s diets reduced calories and increased fiber — but increased diet costs. Replacement of fruit juice with canned fruit only modestly increased costs, but resulted in less impressive nutritional benefits. Results are from a nationally representative sample of 7,000 children and adolescents. Support for this project provided...

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