Healthy Preschools


Get started with Healthy Preschools: 


5: Fruits and Veggies a day
2: Less than 2 hours of screen time a day
0: Sugar sweetened beverages!

***Television and other entertainment media should be avoided for infants and children under age 2. A child's brain develops rapidly during these first years, and young children learn best by interacting with people, not screens.


 
Assess your preschool wellness

Handouts:

Create a Wellness Policy
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School Wellness Goals
Why Early Childhood Wellness?

As children age their habits solidify and become much more difficult to change. Good nutrition and plenty of physical activity are key to a young child’s growth and development.  The early years of childhood  – from birth to age 5 – is a critical period for the development of these healthy behaviors that can have a lifelong impact on a child’s quality of life. - See more at: http://www.letsgo.org/programs/early-childhood/

Guidelines Physical Activity: 

Guidelines for Toddlers

  • Guideline 1: Toddlers should engage in a total of at least 30 minutes of structured physical activity each day.
  • Guideline 2: Toddlers should engage in at least 60 minutes -- and up to several hours -- per day of unstructured physical activity and should not be sedentary for more than 60 minutes at a time, except when sleeping.

Guidelines for Preschoolers

  • Guideline 1Preschoolers should accumulate at least 60 minutes of structured physical activity each day.
  • Guideline 2: Preschoolers should engage in at least 60 minutes -- and up to several hours -- of unstructured physical activity each day, and should not be sedentary for more than 60 minutes at a time, except when sleeping.
  • Car Seats
  • WIC
  • Prenatal Plus and Nurse Family Partners
Partners and Resources
  • Cavity Free at Three
  • Car Seats
  • WIC
  • Prenatal Plus and Nurse Family Partners
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