Explore this observation tool for home visiting staff. Learn how to look for responsive feeding environments and parent and child behaviors that promote responsive feeding in the home.
Learn how eligible families can better benefit from nutrition and health services when local programs and agencies work together.
Three short webinars on responsive feeding and how home visitors can help families make the most of mealtimes.
Home Visitors can explore this resource to learn how to make responsive feeding a part of families' mealtime routine.
While making milk is natural, breastfeeding is a skill that mothers and babies learn. It is helpful for parents to know that it is not always easy, but that help is available. Mothers often benefit from knowing techniques and strategies such as how to position the baby, signs of a good latch, infant feeding patterns, etc. As women learn to breastfeed their babies, they often have many questions and concerns. They need individualized support.
Review this collection of resources and learn how to promote healthy active living among staff and families.
I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL) is a proactive approach for addressing childhood obesity in Head Start children. Training participants provided these testimonials after attending the IMIL trainings in 2017–2020.
The Head Start Program Performance Standards require breastfeeding education for expectant families and accommodations for breastfeeding children. Breastfeeding provides a true head start for the children that Head Start programs serve.
The federal resources below provide current information on a variety of topics related to breastfeeding. Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs can share data and tips with expectant families and families with breastfeeding children. It also may be useful to program administrators, staff, and health and nutrition coordinators.
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.