Missouri Eat Smart Child Care

New Foods Poster New Foods Poster

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

8.5" x 11" poster uses photos and words to describe the stages young children go through when trying new foods. Poster reminds caregivers that children often need nine or more tries before eating and liking a new food.


Nutrition Self Assessment cover Nutrition Self Assessment (PDF | 374 KB)

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

A checklist for child care facilities to use in identifying areas that could be improved in creating a healthy meal environment.


Cover of Childhood Obesity and Missouri's Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care Presentation Childhood Obesity and Missouri's Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care Presentation (PPT | 25.9 MB)

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

This presentation provides and overview of childhood obesity and the Missouri Eat Smart Child Care initiative.


Eating Well Presentation cover Eating Well: Basic Nutrition For Kids and For You Presentation (PPT | 9.45 MB )

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Provides a general overview of nutrition for caregivers of young children.


Missouri Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care (PDF | 1.34 MB)

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The Eat Smart Guidelines are a set of nutrition related recommendations for child care facilities. They were written to help child care providers create a food and nutrition environment that will ultimately improve the health of Missouri’s children.


Eat Smart Guidelines How-To Workbook Cover Eat Smart Guidelines How-To Workbook (PDF | 1.34 MB)

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The Eat Smart Guidelines How-To Workbook is a tool to help child care providers meet Missouri’s Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care.


Meals Make Memories Brochure Meals Make Memories Brochure (PDF | 504 KB)

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

A brochure for parents of young children that communicates the Missouri Eat Smart Child Care initiative and provides tips for healthy family meals.