Policy and Best Practices

Policy & Best Practices

Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs is the new set of national standards describing evidence-based best practices in nutrition, physical activity, and screen time for early care and education programs.

Institute of Medicine Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies Even the youngest children in the United States are at risk of becoming obese. Today, almost 10 percent of infants and toddlers carry excess weight for their length, and slightly more than 20 percent of children between the ages of two and five are already overweight or obese. Because early obesity can track into adulthood, efforts to prevent obesity should begin long before a child enters school.

NAPSACC The Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) program is a research-tested intervention designed to enhance policies, practices, and environments in child care 

Let’s Move Child Care Join Let’s Move! Child Care today. And give your kids a healthier future. 

ENACT- Improve Food and Activity Environments  is a hands-on assessment and planning tool for organizations, coalitions, and communities interested in improving their food and physical activity environments. ENACT contains a menu of concrete strategies that promote healthy eating and active living within each of its seven environments. 

Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play (HSBS) is the place to find information and resources to engage young children (ages 0-5) and their families in active play and meaningful movement!