LMCC JOINS THE CACFP TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE Let's Move Child Care is excited to be part of The CACFP take ACTION Challenge, which is a CACFP Awareness Campaign designed to educate, rally and energize the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) the public and it's participants. The Challenge motivates everyone connected with CACFP to take action in a variety of healthy ways.
To engage in the LMCC portion, CACFP sponsors should encourage their centers/homes to register and use the code: CACFPtac. Gold is 25%, silver is 15% and bronze is 5% of providers sponsored registering for LMCC. For providers, please register for LMCC and use the code CACFPtac.
In addition to promoting and energizing CACFP and its participants as well as other organizations, this project will utilize and promote existing initiatives, material and resources that are aligned with CACFP. To learn more about the Take Action Challenge, please visit http://www.cacfptakeactionchallenge.org/.
Did you make New Year’s Resolutions this year? MyPlate, MyWins is here to make healthy eating easier. MyPlate, MyWins can help you find RESOLUTIONS that work for you, now and all year long. MyPlate, MyWins tips and tools will guide you in making small, practical changes that add up to big successes. Check out the MyPlate, My Wins website where they have tip sheets, videos, sample menus, and more resources.
Looking for great resources to help launch a successful farm to preschool program in 2016? The USDA Farm to School team has you covered with a new Planning Farm to School Success webinar series. The series will guide viewers through the USDA Farm to School Planning Toolkit with eleven 30-minute webinars.
Plan ahead for all 11 webinars by visiting the USDA Farm to School website.
RECOGNIZING SUCCESSFUL EFFORTS Kettle Moraine YMCA Early Learning Center’s garden started in a space of just six square feet, when the center bought a two-by-three foot indoor greenhouse for students to start seeds in their classrooms. Continue to read the rest of the success story to see how their gardening efforts have blossomed. Also, read how they incorporated parents and learn how the Got Dirt? trainings have helped their gardening efforts here.
Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) is a nationwide call-to-action to empower early education and child care providers to make positive health changes in children that could last a lifetime. LMCC goals focus on physical activity, screen time, food, beverages, and infant feeding. The public and private partners supporting LMCC include the Office of the First Lady, White House Domestic Policy Council, Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Nemours, Child Care Aware of America, and University of North Carolina.
For more information and help, please email us at LMCCHelp@cdc.gov.