Taking Steps to Healthy Success: Another Two Cohorts Complete the Program

“Family style dining is becoming part of the routine!” – one of the teachers reporting on her experience learning best practices around nutrition and physical activity in child care centers. When an activity becomes routine, it’s part of the every day activities, which means it will last. Sustainability is always Jump IN’s goal when integrating new best practices. And in our child care work, implementing the Taking Steps to Healthy Success program leads to long-lasting healthy changes.

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Make Physical Play Part of Every Day

Last week in our blog we talked about family-style eating in early education settings and the benefits of eating together regularly, around a table, at meal time.  Today we wanted to share this helpful guide to ensure very young children get plenty of physical play every day.  Take a look –

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Family-Style Fosters Healthy Eating Habits for Young Children

Eating family-style meals and snacks is recognized as a best practice in child care settings of all types—large or small centers, in-home providers, preschools, or church child cares. Family style is all about children and supervising adults sharing a meal together, with children encouraged to serve food themselves. To follow the best practice, caregivers place…

children eating healthy

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Healthy Eating Plays a Role in Academic Success

A mountain of research suggests that healthy nutrition radically improves children’s cognitive function and measurable academic achievement. We know that: Specific vitamins and minerals that our body obtains from nutrient-rich foods play a critical role in brain growth, development and learning. Staying hydrated is important—a drop of just 1-2% in body fluid can cause difficulty…

Kids eating GrabNGo

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