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Child Care Centers Get Active by Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity

It is never too early to teach children about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating. According to a report by the American Dietetic Association on Dietary Guidance for Healthy Children Ages 2 to 11, children in this age group should achieve a healthy weight, enjoy food, and reduce the risk of chronic disease by developing healthy eating habits and participating in regular physical activity.

That’s exactly what many child care facilities in Wood County are working to achieve as Get Active partner centers. Children at these centers are learning more about nutrition and spending their days being more physically active. To make these improvements, child care center staff are receiving a variety of nutrition and physical activity curriculum, resources, and training.

If you are interested in promoting physical activity and healthy eating at your child care center please contact Wood County Health Department at 715.421.8911 or

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