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E-Newsletter: Summer 2022, Volume 7, Issue 1 (Now Available in Spanish)

July 22, 2022

The Spanish version of our Summer 2022 newsletter “Caution: Children Eat Here” is now available. This issue includes information and resources to support and promote healthy and safe feeding and eating practices in the early care and education setting. Please help us share the Spanish version, “Volumen 7, Número 1: Precaución – Los niños comen aquí” with the Spanish-speaking early educators in your network.

Addressing infant formula shortage

May 20, 2022

Some families in North Carolina are facing challenges accessing infant formulas. These challenges are related to the February recall of certain Abbott infant formulas, the resulting increased demand for other brands of formula, and the lingering effects of supply issues during the pandemic. NC DHHS is sharing these recommendations and resources to help families access safe, healthy feeding options for their infants.
Infant Formula Fact Sheet for Families
Infant Formula Fact Sheet for Families – Spanish
Infant Formula Guidance for Health Care Providers
Infant Formula Choices for Families and Caregivers

Please share these resources with families in your early care and education programs!

North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation

August 9, 2021

August is National Breastfeeding Month. We would like to share that The North Carolina Division of Public Health’s Nutrition Services Branch has announced that the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation (NC BFCCD) is now available and accepting applications.

    • Applicants can apply online by clicking here.
    • Also, see the article in the NC Department of Health and Human Services’ newsletter announcing the opening of the revised NC BFCCD application by clicking here.

Esa comida tan maravillosa

July 20, 2020

The Summer 2020 newsletter is now available in Spanish. Please share with Spanish speaking early educators.

 

NC Farm to Preschool News ~November

November 8, 2019

Check out the November 2019 News from the NC Farm to Preschool Network (NCF2PSN). The purpose of the Network is to connect, educate, develop, and share resources between community and state partners, farmers, early childhood educators, and families to spark the local foods movement in early childhood education environments. November news includes information about:

  • Autumn; Using and Celebrating the Seasonal Harvest
  • Farm to Preschool in Action ~NC Crunch!
  • The Reading Nook and Classroom Resources
  • Resources for Finding Local Farm Products
  • Fall Gardens and Buying Local for Thanksgiving!
  • Winter Pie Recipe Using Fall Greens
  • Featured Resources, Conferences Events, and MORE!

 

NC Farm to Preschool News ~June

June 4, 2019

Check out the June News from the NC Farm to Preschool Network (NCF2PSN). The purpose of the Network is to connect, educate, develop, and share resources between community and state partners, farmers, early childhood educators, and families to spark the local foods movement in early childhood education environments. June news includes:

  • Farm to Preschool in Action
  • Details about Go NAPSACC’s latest module, Farm to ECE. Learn ways to support ECE programs in serving local foods, gardening, and teaching young children where food comes from!
  • Info about growing squash…..Let them grow, and grow, and grow!
  • Menus and recipes
  • Featured resources, conferences and events, and more!

UNC’s NAPSACC Program Receives National Recognition as “Best Evidence for Impact” on Childhood Obesity

June 3, 2019

A recent brief by Healthy Eating Research, a national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, states that NAPSACC (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care) has the “best evidence for impact” on obesity prevention in young children.

Developed by the Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, NAPSACC is an evidence-based program with a proven track record of reducing childhood obesity risk. It guides child care providers through a five-step process to help them create environments that foster healthy eating and physical activity.

Read more!

NC Farm to Preschool News ~May

May 3, 2019

Check out the May News from the NC Farm to Preschool Network (NCF2PSN). The purpose of the Network is to connect, educate, develop, and share resources between community and state partners, farmers, early childhood educators, and families to spark the local foods movement in early childhood education environments. May news includes:

  • Farm to preschool in action at local early care and education programs
  • Info about growing sunflowers…..Let them Grow, Super Tall and Sunny!
  • Menus and recipes
  • Featured resources and more!

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