Child Health Resources for Early Care and
Healthy Eating Resources
Books with food or physical activity themes
Phrases that Help or Hinder, (Spanish)
MyPlate fruit ideas (Spanish).
MyPlate vegetables ideas (Spanish).
MyPlate whole grain ideas (Spanish)
List of cereals that contain whole grains and are also low in sugar.
Lunch ideas for parents who bring food from home: A Month of Lunch Ideas
Snack ideas for rotation at child care: A Month of Snack Ideas
Colorado's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Hidden Sugar resources through the Healthy Beverage Partnership
Healthy Celebrations in Early Care and Education
Ideas for creating healthy special events, (Spanish)
Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Messages
9 Ways to Grow Healthy Colorado Kids
Nutrition Activities Links to fun, researched based nutrition lesson plans.
Tri-County Health Department Training Sessions
Through training sessions with community partners, registered dietitians communicate information related to health and nutrition topics.
Training sessions may include subjects such as:
Infant Feeding and Breastfeeding Resources
Colorado's Breastfeeding in Child Care Toolkit and more
University of Northern Colorado Infant Feeding Information and Best Practices for Child Care facilities.
Active Living Resources
Colorado's Physical Activity for Children Birth to Five web page
Animal Activity Cards
On-line Instructional Video for Child Care Professionals
Early Learning Ventures:
Preventing Obesity and Promoting Wellness in Early Childhood Settings
Fun with New Foods and Mighty Moves