Early Childhood Toolkit

Food and Nutrition Program

Child and Adult Care Food Programs(PDF)

Getting Started

Everyone has a role to Play (PDF)
Getting Started Worksheet (PDF)
Helping your Child Care become 5210 ready (PDF)

Implementing Staff Wellness Programs

Worksite Wellness at Your Site (PDF)

Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living

Engage Community Partners (PDF)
Healthy Dates to Celebrate (PDF)
March is National Nutrition Month (PDF)
National Screen-Free Week (PDF)
Winter Kids Guide (PDF)

Limiting Recreational Screen Time

Limit Recreational Screen Time (PDF)
National Screen-Free Week (PDF)
Promote Healthy Viewing Habits (PDF)
Screen Time and the Very Young (PDF)
Television in Childcare - What to know (PDF)
Tips for Reading to the Very Young (PDF)
Unplugged (PDF)

Providing Healthy Choices for Snacks and Celebrations

Breakfast is Best (PDF)
Choose MyPlate Brochure (PDF)
Eat at Least 5 a Day (PDF)
Feeding Infants (PDF)
Feeding Toddlers and Preschoolers (PDF)
Fuel Learning with Milk, Cheese, and Yogurt (PDF)
Go, Slow, Whoa Foods (PDF)
Healthy Celebrations Parent Letter (PDF)
Healthy Kids Snacks (PDF)
Healthy Shopping on a Budget (PDF)
Making Your Own Baby Food (PDF)
MyPlate Blank Coloring Sheet (PDF)
MyPlate Coloring Sheet (PDF)
MyPlate Tip Sheet (PDF)
Provide Healthy Choices (PDF)
The Fittest Food (PDF)
The Lunchbox - Appealing Lunches for Preschoolers (PDF)
Understanding Food Labels (PDF)

Offering Nonfood-Based Rewards

Non-Food Rewards at Home (PDF)
Provide Non-Food Rewards (PDF)

Encouraging Physical Activity Everyday

1-2 Years Physical Play (PDF)
2-3 Years Physical Play (PDF)
3-4 Years Physical Play (PDF)
4-5 Years Physical Play (PDF)
Get One Hour or More a Day (PDF)
Infant Physical Play (PDF)
Limit Recreational Screen Time (PDF)
Physical Activity Breaks (PDF)
Quick Physical Activity Breaks (PDF)
Take it Outside (PDF)

Breastfeeding and Limiting Sugary Drinks

Breast Feeding vs. Formula Feeding (PDF)
Fill Up Water Here (PDF)
How to Meet the Needs of Breastfeeding Babies (PDF)
Keeping Your Babies Teeth Healthy - English (PDF)
Keeping Your Babies Teeth Healthy - Somali (PDF)
Keeping Your Babies Teeth Healthy - Spanish (PDF)
Make Your Own Sugar Bottle Display (PDF)
Refresh Poster (PDF)
Thirst Quencher Poster (PDF)
Water is Fuel for Your Body (PDF)
What Should Young Children Drink (PDF)
Which Milk to Choose for Growing Bones (PDF)

Additional Resources

Fun Songs about Nutrition (PDF)
Healthy Activity Booklist (PDF)
Healthy Eating Booklist (PDF)
Healthy Favorites (PDF)
Resources for Free Promotional Materials (PDF)