Child Care Providers

Child Care Providers

Congratulations to the following centers for  providing optimal nutrition and physical activity for the children they serve!  These providers completed a self assessment to find simple areas for improvement and they made the changes necessary to receive a formal recognition from the Fit thru 5 Collaborative.  We thank you for your leadership in our community!

CSU, Chico Associated Students Child Development Lab
Mi Escuelita Maya Preschool
Parkside Preschool

They made simple changes that are making a lasting impact on our children's health.  If you're interested in doing the same, please take a couple minutes to complete this form and a Fit thru 5 representative will be in touch to support you through the process.

Nutrition Resources

Preschool Harvest of the Month

Includes recipes, newsletters, and lessons to teach children and families about a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables.  linked with Desired Results with inclusion of literacy, math, science and physical activity. 

The Child Care Nutrition Resource System

Provides you with recipes, resources and information for preparing nutritious meals and food safety. Providers who participate in USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and receive reimbursement for meals served will find the information useful.

MyPyramid is your access point for the USDA food guidance system. Along with the new MyPyramid symbol, the system provides many options to help Americans make healthy food choices and to be active every 

National Network for Child care

This website contains a section titled Articles and resources in which you can search for a variety of nutrition and diet topics. 

Contra Costa Childcare Council

The health and nutrition section of this website has a wealth of information pertaining to children’s nutrition and fitness. Especially useful are the free snack and meal recipes. 

Nutrition Explorations

An eye-catching website with up-to-date and interactive nutrition resources for educators, parents, and foodservice staff. 

Dole SuperKids

This website is changing to Dole Superkids. The website has resources for kids, teachers, family, and food service staff. Particularly useful are the coloring pages, activity sheets, and kid-friendly recipes. 

Fit Source!

This site links child care and afterschool providers to a wide variety of physical activity and nutrition resources. You will find links to activities, lesson plans, healthy recipes, information for parents, and many other downloadable tools that can be used to incorporate physical activity and nutrition into child care and afterschool programs. 

Physical Activity Resources

Healthy Start- Animal Trackers & Healthy Hops

Healthy Start’s mission is to provide early educational solutions in the fight against childhood obesity while promoting positive healthy lifestyle choices that affect a myriad of healthy outcomes 

Active Start: A Statement of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children Birth to Five Years

Specific guidelines for the physical activity of children birth to five years old were developed to support NASPE’s position statement and to address the unique characteristics and needs of the developing child. 

Kids in Action

A downloadable booklet presenting parents and caregivers with simple ideas for physical activities that they can do with children from birth to age five to adopt an active lifestyle early and positively impact their physical, intellectual and emotional development. 

Zero to Three

ZERO TO THREE's mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.