Living Healthy in Washington County helps child care facilities and preschools give young children a healthy start. Children who are active and eat well have healthier growth and development, are ready for learning, and feel better. Child care facilities and preschools can help build lifelong wellness habits by teaching healthy behaviors, offering opportunities to be active, and demonstrating good nutrition.
8 of 10 children between three and five years old in Minnesota are cared for by someone other than their own parents at some time during the week.
Children should get at least 60 minutes per day of moderate or intense physical activity on most days of the week.
⇒ Provide nutrition, physical activity, breastfeeding consultation and training to child care facilities and preschools.
⇒ Choose My Plate
⇒ Community Services Caring and Sharing e-Newsletter for Child Care Providers
⇒ Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH)
⇒ Learning About Nutrition through Activities (LANA)
⇒ Minnesota Department of Health Breastfeeding Friendly Recognition
⇒ Providing Care for Breastfeeding Babies