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 and Safety Performance Standards, 3rd Edition.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • United States Department of Agriculture

The guide contains self-assessment checklists for 13 nutrition and physical activity best practices, model policy language and implementation tips, action planning worksheets, and a resource list.


Publication Date: August 1, 2014

Author(s): Elizabeth Payne, MPH, RD

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