Child Care

The Child Care Strategy seeks to improve nutrition and physical activity practices in child care programs, ultimately leading to changes in young children's eating and activity habits, preferences and behaviors. In addition, breastfeeding classes are available for new parents, and support is offered to improve breastfeeding practices in Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) Programs.

Learning About Nutrition Through Activities (LANA)

The LANA Preschool Program helps young children learn to taste, eat and enjoy more fruits and vegetables. Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) Programs in Big Lake and Elk River have implemented the LANA curriculum into their programs.

I Am Moving I am Learning (IMIL) & Coordinated Approach to Child Health

CATCH Early Childhood - Physical ActivityTrainings are offered to help child care providers improve the quantity and quality of physical activity and movement opportunities for the children in their care.

Breastfeeding

Trainings are offered to help child care providers learn about best practices in child care programs and how to support new mothers returning to work. Free breastfeeding classes for parents are also offered through the ECFE Programs in Big Lake and Elk River.