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Delaware State Developed Materials



The First Years in the First State Toolkit: Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Quality in Delaware Child Care

Nemours Health and Prevention Services (NHPS) for the Delaware Department of Education.

A guide for child care providers to meet Delaware nutrition and physical activity requirements. Includes 16 weeks of approved menu cycles and recipes, shopping lists and tips, age-appropriate physical activities, and ideas for engaging children, staff, parents and the community.

The toolkit includes:

          • Delaware licensing rules for nutrition, physical activity and screen time in child care;
          • Self-assessments for child care homes and centers;
          • 16 weeks of approved menu cycles and recipes;
          • Shopping lists and budget-saving shopping tips;
          • Ideas for engaging children, staff, parents and the community;
          • Age-appropriate physical activities and ways to include physical activity in lesson plans;
          • Tips and tools for reading nutrition labels, motivating picky eaters, storing food safely and modeling healthy habits; and
          • Lists of books, websites and local resources.

Administrators' Guide
Instructors' Guide
Menu Planning Guide
Partnering With Families
Shopping Cheat Sheet Handout