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Newly Updated Handbook for Child Care Providers Online

Pages from nutritionandwellnesstipsUSDA’s Team Nutrition has released an updated version of its popular tool for child care providers. Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program includes minor clarifications and improvements based upon feedback from program stakeholders. The handbook, a joint effort from USDA’s Team Nutrition and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), helps child care providers create healthier environments for the 2 though 5 year-old children in their care.

Along with the nutrition, physical activity, and screen time tip sheets, the handbook’s supplements cover additional important topics: choking prevention and food allergies. Supplement B, “Care for Children With Food Allergies,” is even more comprehensive in this newly revised version and is a vital tool for all child care facilities. The helpful “Resources” section of the handbook has also been updated and expanded.

Download the handbook from the USDA’s website.