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Good nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy foods helps pregnant women and children get the nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy, active, and strong. Health managers and program staff can explore resources to support healthy eating habits and find nutrition assistance information to share with families.

Positive Eating Environments

The Positive Eating Environment Self-Assessment for Early Care and Education (ECE) Programs offers a brief, user-friendly way to assess basic mealtime practices.

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Coordinating Nutrition Services Across Programs

Watch a video focused on the recent memorandum of understanding (MOU) between HHS federal agencies and USDA food programs.

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Growing Healthy: A Guide for Head Start Health Managers

Discover talking points for health staff and home visitors to use with families when discussing how to develop healthy meal routines. It provides suggestions for building healthy, active lives.

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Healthy Eating: Tips for Families

Explore this fact sheet for guidance on healthy eating to share with families. It offers easy tips to help children learn healthy eating behaviors starting in infancy so they can become lifelong habits.

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National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Last Updated: March 28, 2018