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

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

This toolkit is a practical, "how-to" guide created to help child care providers follow Delaware CACFP/Delaware child care licensing nutrition and physical activity rules.




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.