Watch this webinar for strategies programs can use to encourage and develop healthy active living behaviors for children in their care. Head Start and Early Head Start staff may find this resource useful in working with families to change their habits.
This fact sheet provides information on healthy active living. It discusses the importance of physical activity, a healthy diet, and quality sleep to the overall growth, development, and learning of young children.
All parents know that they should teach their children to eat healthy and encourage them to exercise. However, that can be hard to do, especially when it feels like everything about your current lifestyle needs to change. Head Start and Early Head Start staff may use this worksheet with families to help them start behaviors that will improve the health and wellness of everyone at home. The 5-2-1-0 message provides suggestions for building healthy, active lives for everyone in the family.
Nutrition and Physical Activity
Nutrition and Physical Activity Services and Their Link to School Readiness