The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 encourages child care providers to promote health and wellness in child care through nutrition, physical activity and limited electronic media use. This Web site is dedicated to helping CACFP providers find the resources they need to meet recommendations in these areas.
CACFP Wellness Resources for Child Care ProvidersNutrition
From market to table – learn how to serve healthier meals now!
Help motivate children to move more and sit less with these physical activity resources.
Electronic Media Use / Screen Time
Click here for ideas on how to keep young children engaged without the use of electronic media.
Wellness Policy Resources
Even the smallest child care home or center can develop and implement a wellness policy. Use these resources for tips and ideas.
It takes a village! Use these resources to boost your wellness efforts through peer connections, funding opportunities, and tips for gaining parental and community support.
Resources in Spanish
USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.
Looking for materials written in Spanish? You’ll find some right here.
Nutrition & Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program
USDA. Food and Nutrition Service; HHS. Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Health Resources and Services Administration.
Want to create a healthier environment for the 2- through 5-year-old children in your care? These handy tip sheets focus on nutrition, physical activity, and screen time recommendations and include hands-on activities. Learn from others! “CACFP Success Stories” share new and exciting ways child care programs have met the wellness challenge.