NAEYC Annual Conference. The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010: Using changes in policy at the federal level to positively impact children’s eating habits & nutrition. Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Improves Child & Adult Care Food Program by:
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The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010:Using changes in policy at the federal level to positively impact children’s eating habits & nutrition
Improves Child & Adult Care Food Program by:
USDA must revise CACFP meal pattern to be
consistent with U.S. Dietary Guidelines
Revisions will be based on IOM report,
CACFP: Aligning Dietary Guidance for All
In the interim, USDA must issue CACFP guidance by January 2012 to increase consumption of fruits & vegetables, whole grains, & lean proteins
CACFP Meal & Snack Standards
*Encouraging physical activity & limiting screen time will also be covered in the handbook.
Child & Adult Care Food Program
New Meal Regulations Estimated Timeline
*USDA generally gives a 60-90 day comment period.
**Implementation timeline could span FY2015.
New Milk Requirements:
New York State CACFP Initiative: Eat Well, Play Hard
A comprehensive set of lesson plans, activities for children, & promotion & educational materials for children, providers & parents.
English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian & Spanish
As a commitment to your child’s health we
follow these feeding guidelines:
We serve a variety of healthy foods with
emphasis on plenty of whole grain breads and
cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables and protein
from both animal and vegetable sources. We
serve reduced fat milk (1%) after age 2 years.
Maryland CACFP Wellness Check List:To reduce the amount of unhealthy saturated fat in their diets, we serve only low‐fat (1%) or nonfat milk to children after two years ofage.
A Wellness Marketing Tool
Child updates and reports
Nutrition education classes
Communicating with Parents
USDA Nutrition & Wellness Resources
USDA Team Nutrition Resources
Activity Sheets, Activity Book
USDA & HHS to encourage state child care licensing agencies to include wellness standards & to require foods servedto be consistent with the healthy meal patterns & nutrition standards of CACFP
Food Research & Action Center
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