Early Care and Education

The first 5 years of life are the foundation that shapes child development and lays groundwork for a healthy future. HealthMPowers transforms early care and education environments through three programs: Growing Fit, “Eat. Move. Talk!”, and SNAP-Ed.

HealthMPowers serves 87 Early Care and Education sites through a multi-year SNAP-Ed program that helps each site improve nutrition and physical activity programs and policies.

Growing Fit
HealthMPowers partners with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) and Georgia SHAPE to improve the health of young children and the quality of early care and education in the state. The training provides early care and education providers with the skills to improve wellness policies and practices with a focus on healthy eating and physical activity.

DPH and partners, including HealthMPowers, developed “Eat. Move.Talk!” to improve health outcomes for children birth to age five by promoting evidence-based messages on healthy eating and physical activity combined with language development.

2017-2018 Reach

Children: 12,649

Early Care Sites: 201

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  
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