Child Care

In addition to training more than 200 centers in the Growing Fit program through various funding sources, the HealthMPowers Child Care sector is currently serving more than 30 Child Care Learning Centers and Family Day Care Homes through a SNAP-Ed funded multi-year program to help each Center and Home improve their nutrition and physical activity programs and policies. The HealthMPowers team helps these Centers and Homes identify teams to lead their efforts, assess their current programs and policies and design improvement plans for the priority areas they want to strengthen. They also provide training on innovative nutrition and physical activity model lessons for each classroom and exciting resources to help them put their plans into action for each child and family they serve.
 

HealthMPowers has partnered with the Department of Public Health, Department of Early Care and Learning and Georgia Shape to improve the health of young children and the quality of child care in the state through the Growing Fit program. The training provided through the program guides early care providers in the development or improvement of wellness policies around healthy eating and physical activity. Wellness policies provide the specific approaches centers will promote and follow to create and support the healthiest possible environment, guiding day-to-day practices helping children to develop healthy eating and physical activity habits for a lifetime. 

Child Care
This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP.   This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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For more information about SNAP or help buying nutritious foods for a better diet can go to www.compass.ga.gov.