More Than Apple Juice and Crackers: Promoting Better Nutrition in Preschool

by Marlene Schwartz and Stephanie Scarmo

Across the country, the subject of childhood obesity has become the focus of attention. Earlier this year, President Obama signed an executive order creating a federal childhood obesity task force and first lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! campaign to inspire young children to get active and eat healthy. At the same time, Jamie Oliver hit the airwaves with his television show Food Revolution, targeting school lunch programs as a prime example of good intentions gone wrong. With over 11 million children younger than five in child care across the country, what better place to concentrate our nutrition efforts than in our early care and education programs. … Download this resource to read the rest of this story.

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