Local providers recognized by national initiative to prevent childhood obesity
Seven child care and early education providers in the 4C Child Care Food Program are recognized for meeting Let’s Move! Child Care goals to prevent childhood obesity.
Let’s Move! Child Care is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. It supports and encourages child care centers to make positive changes in their programs.
The goals, which are promoted through the Florida Department of Health’s Child Care Food Program (CCFP) and Healthiest Weight Florida, include increasing physical activity, reducing screen time, providing healthy food and beverages and supporting breastfeeding.
Let’s Move Child Care, in conjunction with Nemours Children’s Health System, recognized the following 4C Child Care Food Program affiliates:
- New Destiny Academy
- Kiddie Academy of Longwood – Lake Mary
- Drop of Love
- Big Children
- Kids Palace
- Longwood Community Preschool (formerly Metro Kids)
- Kiddy Cats Academy
Because most young children spend time in care outside of their home or in preschool, child care and early education providers have a great opportunity to focus on these goals that can lead toward a healthier future for children.
Hundreds of facilities nationwide, including 250 in Florida, self-reported using an unverified online checklist that they meet Let’s Move Child Care goals and best practices.
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