One Step At a Time: Helping Young Children Be Active!
   

References

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Resource Highlight

Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children
The Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program gives ideas for active play for children in child care. It includes a variety of tip sheets about topics like encouraging active play, participating in active play with children, promoting active play through written policies and practices, and limiting screen time.

See Resources for a list of materials for child care providers and for parents.

 

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