You have one of the toughest, most important, and yet most under-recognized jobs in the world. You might not hear it nearly as often as you should, but what you do matters. You can make a difference!
Everyone has a role to play in ending childhood obesity, and child and day care centers are certainly no exception.
What do you feel is a child care provider’s role in preventing childhood obesity?
What you can do:
- Participate in the Web-based TOP Star Training–Learn about Childhood Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity for Young Children, Personal Health & Wellness, Working with Families, and Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers. Complete all 6 workshops and receive 10 hours of Career Ladder & Licensing Credit!
- Learn about Utah’s Healthy Child Care Initiative and how to get involved! Learn about the partners, the TOP Star Program, and hear success from TOP Star endorsed providers! Contact your Local Health Department to find out if the TOP Star program is being offered in your area.
- Take advantage of valuable Tools & Resources–like Let’s Move! Child Care, Care About Child Care, and Kid’s Health.org-- to help you make changes in your child care environment.