Obesity has tripled among children and adolescents in the last 30 years. It’s time to act! Establishing strong obesity prevention programs in child care settings is a great place to start.
The Vermont Child Development Division is currently updating its licensing regulations for child care centers across Vermont and is seeking public comment from Vermonters on its proposed regulations. We need to ensure that strong nutrition, physical activity and screen time standards are included.
Take a minute now and click on the following link for a letter you can print and send in as your comment supporting the American Heart Association’s recommendations for the child care setting. https://yourethecure.org/aha/advocacy/actioncenter.aspx
Your support can make a difference! Because children develop food preferences within the first years of life, exposing them to healthy diets early can have an immediate benefit but also reduce chronic disease risk for years to come if these healthy habits are continued into adulthood. The same holds true for physical activity.
The AHA is recommending the child care regulations follow the nutrition standards set by the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program and the physical activity and screen time standards set by YMCA’s Healthy Eating Physical Activity Standards. Lend your voice of support today for a healthier generation of kids! https://yourethecure.org/aha/advocacy/actioncenter.aspx