2012 Mealtime Memo


December 2012: It's Afterschool Time!
Simple tips and strategies for including nutrition in the child care facility for school age children attending an afterschool program.
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November 2012: Healthy Environments for Young Children: Chemicals and Toxins
Simple tips and strategies for creating a healthy environment for young children.
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October 2012: It's Time to Celebrate: Food-Free Celebrations
A simple guide for creating food-free celebrations in child care facilities. This resource highlights different activities to do during birthdays, winter celebrations, harvest festival, and other facility festivities.
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September 2012: Dressing for the Child Care Kitchen
Dressing for the Child Care Kitchen is a resource for child care professionals interested in learning about personal hygiene and dressing safely when preparing meals.
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August 2012: Tips for Gaining Parental Support of Your Child Nutrition Program
Tips for Gaining Parental Support of Your Child Nutrition Program is a resource for child care professionals interested in increasing parent involvement in their program. This resource highlights best practices, tips for informing and educating, marketing methods, and resources for success.
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July 2012: It's Farm Time
It's Farm Time is a resource for child care providers interested in Farm to Child Care. This resource highlights methods for participating in Farm to Child Care, components of Farm to Child Care, steps for starting a Farm to Child Care program, and strategies for implementation.
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June 2012: Let's Go to the Summer Feeding Program
Let's Go to the Summer Feeding Program highlights the benefits of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The memo examines a variety of roles that people can play to eliminate hunger during the summer months. The memo also provides tips and strategies for implementation and various resources to use as tools when planning and maintaining a SFSP.
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May 2012: Rainy Day Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Tips and tools for incorporating indoor physical activities.
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April 2012: Let's Move! Child Care
Let's Move! Child Care initiative was created by First Lady Michelle Obama, NACCRRA, and The Nemours Foundation to build a healthier future for young children. It has key nutrition and physical activity goals to prevent childhood obesity. Learn how your child care operaton can participate.
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March 2012: All About Water
An overview and activities to accommodate the water requirements of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
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February 2012: Milk Nutrients
Nutrients found in milk. Overview of regulations on serving milk on the CACFP.
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January 2012: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
An overview of the updates and requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
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