Child care providers play a key role in a child's health
Good nutrition and daily physical activity can improve children’s behavior, academics, sleep patterns and overall health. Childcare Alive! (formerly GoFar Child Care ) works with child care providers to increase children’s health by establishing healthy practices in child care programs in Cass county (ND) and Clay, Becker, Otter Tail and Wilkin (MN) counties. Providers who participate in Childcare Alive! will learn fun, creative, and practical ways to help children and families lead a healthy lifestyle!
This initiative supports Let’s Move! Child Care , a national call-to action that promotes healthy eatting, physical activity and positive lifetime health changes in children.
Childcare Alive! Strive for Five
Childcare Alive! participants receive support to achieve the five main goals of the Let's Move! Child Care Initiative:
No screen time for children under 2 years old and no more
than 30 minutes of screen time per week during child care.
For mothers who want to continue breastfeeding, provide their milk to their infants and welcome them to breastfeed during the child care day.
Reasons to Participate:
- Improve children’s behavior, academics, sleep patterns, and overall health.
- Free access to recipes, sample menus, fun activity ideas, and newsletters.
- Earn incentives and receive recognition as a Childcare Alive! Champion.
- Receive practical tips and one-on-one support from CCR&R Healthy Living Consultant & Dietitian to help you reach the five goals of Childcare Alive!