Discover why nutrition is key for children’s healthy development. Explore tips and strategies to create healthier eating environments for children in the classroom.
Use this interactive tool to learn about practices programs can use to create a positive eating environment. Find out how to build an eating environment that supports children’s healthy growth and development.
Find out how family mealtime can be an important opportunity to support child development.
Mealtime isn’t all about eating—it’s also a time for families to build healthy habits. Together.
The Positive Eating Environment Self-Assessment for Early Care and Education (ECE) Programs offers a brief, user-friendly way to assess basic mealtime practices. Learn how this assessment can help center-based and family child care programs that serve 3 to 5 year olds. Staff can use this tool to evaluate the availability of healthy nutrition and mealtime environments. It can also be used for staff discussions and policy planning.