Nutrition in Child Care

Nutrition in child care provides a variety of resources to support early care and education professionals and families with information about healthy eating, active living, child development and child health. 

Foods, beverages, mealtime and physical environment all influence a child's health while they are cared for away from their home. The child care setting is the perfect place to expose children to healthy meals, activities and choices. 
Snack Time

Child Health Resources for Early Care and
Education Providers



Healthy Eating Resources


Book List

Feeding Behaviors

Healthy Menus

Healthy Celebrations in Early Care and Education

Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Messages

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:


  • Meal planning
  • Label reading
  • Sweetened beverages
  • Whole grains
  • Child Care program activities
  • Role modeling
  • Mealtime environment
  • Regulations in place to support healthy child care practices

Infant Feeding and Breastfeeding Resources

Active Living Resources

Online Instructional Video for Child Care Professionals

Child Development


Health and Safety in Child Care