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Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings Champion

Child Care Council works with CACFP-participating child care centers to provide the Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings (EWPHCCS) program, a nutrition and physical activity curriculum designed for pre-school children and their parents. EWPHCCS provides consistent and positive messages about eating healthy foods and being physically active to three- and four-year-old children attending child care centers and their caregivers.

This Champion Initiative is provided at no cost as it is funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education and Obesity Prevention Program (SNAP-Ed). A Registered Dietitian (RD) works with each child care center for 16 weeks, providing preschool classroom food discovery activities, parent/family workshops and recipe demonstrations, staff trainings, assistance with creating and achieving nutrition and physical activity goals, and the center receives tool kits containing free nutrition and physical activity materials.

Child Care Council offers this program in 17 Western NY counties including Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Alleghany, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Ontario, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler, Seneca, Chemung.

Contact Laurie Haley, Director of Nutrition Services to see if your child care center is eligible to participate in EWPHCCS Champion. Call (585) 654-4753 or email [email protected]



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