Health Tips for Families Series

These fact sheets provide important information to families about a variety of health topics. Families can discover useful strategies to support and improve the health and wellness of their children.

Lead and Our Children: The Role of Early Care and Education Programs

Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. There is no safe level of lead exposure for children. The most important step adults can take is to prevent lead exposure before it occurs. View this webinar to understand the importance of screening and testing children exposed to lead. Find out how to prevent children’s exposure to lead both at home and in the program. Also, learn screening and prevention strategies to implement in your program.

Cook’s Corner: Recipes for Healthy Snacks (Oral Health)

Find simple recipes for healthy snacks that young children can make in Head Start programs or at home with their families. Each recipe includes a list of ingredients, directions, a picture of the prepared recipe, and, where needed, safety tips.