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  • Positive Eating Environment

    Turn those frowns upside down for picky eaters at mealtime by creating a positive eating environment. Take a current assessment on your mealtime practices to find out how you can improve your environment to encourage conversation about healthy foods!

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    Time for Action!

    Now that you have the results of your assessment, take action. The Positive Eating Environments action plan is the perfect place for you to start implementing mealtime practices on fruits and vegetables, beverages, menu selection, and your role during meal and snack times.

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    Help & Hinder Phrases

    As a caregiver, you play an important role in a child’s eating behavior. What you say has an impact on developing healthy eating habits. Negative phrases can easily be changed into positive, helpful ones! Use the Help & Hinder guide to find even more ways to encourage picky eaters.

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    Healthy Recipes

    Take some stress out of meal planning and update your menu with the cookbook created by the Healthy Meals Resources System of Team Nutrition. Get started with the Cookbook for Child Care Centers or the Cookbook for Homes.

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  • Plates, Spoons & More

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    Take advantage of your DSS 20% savings to grab everything you need for meal and snack time including spoons, plates, cups and more!
  • Continuing Healthy Habits

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    Support healthy eating habits at home by sharing handouts that help families ‘Save Money and Shop Healthy’ and learn how to better understand nutrition labels.


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