Lunching With Little Ones
Making Healthy Summer Food Choices
The sun is out, heavy clothes are hidden away; suddenly you are full of energy! Now is the time to recommit to healthy eating for your little ones, and you.
Lifelong healthy eating habits are built in childhood
Breaking unhealthy eating habits as an adult is harder than learning healthy eating habits as a child. As a child care provider, parent, or other adult in a child’s life, you have a huge effect on children’s eating choices and habits. Good nutrition keeps children physically healthy, so that they are prepared to learn and grow at their highest potential.
- Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC)
- Kids in the Kitchen
- Healthy Bites Training, Book, and Blog
Plan for affordable, healthy food choices
Food need not be expensive to be healthy. Here is how to eat healthy without spending a fortune.
- Healthy Eating on a Budget
- Food Sen$e: Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program
- What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl
Keep healthy eating a positive experience
Body image issues, like eating habits, form early in life. Ensure that as you teach children healthy eating habits you also teach them to embrace their bodies and appreciate their physical uniqueness.
- Body Image and Your Kids
- Teach Your Kids Healthy Body Image With These Fun Games
- Children, Teens, Media, and Body Image
BONUS: Recipes shared by Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies:
- Rock and Roll Beef Wraps from Childcaring, Inc.
- Beautiful Butterflies from 4-C
- 14 Brain Power Snacks for Your Kids from Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W.
- Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips from 4C for Children
- Frozen Mango, Kiwi, Raspberry Pops from Child Care Partnership
- Garden Veggie Flowers & More from Child Care Resource & Referral, Inc.
- Food Sen$e Newsletters from Family Connections of SWWI
(*This article and infographic were originally created for the summer DCF Provider News. View the newsletter here.)