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Early Care and Education 411
Everyone has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity. This includes parents, elected officials, schools, child care providers, health care professionals, faith-based and community-based organizations, as well as private sector companies. Well-Ahead Louisiana encourages these partners to work together to create healthy ECE environments. Well-Ahead uses the CDC’s framework, Spectrum of Opportunities, to support child care and early education facilities in achieving the recommended standards and best practices for obesity prevention. Each opportunity represents a unique avenue that can be implemented to improve nutrition, support breastfeeding, increase physical activity, and reduce screen time in ECE facilities.
Take Action to Support Healthy Child Care Centers
Well-Ahead Louisiana helps ECEs take action to positively impact the health of the children they serve, as well as the health of their employees. Creating a healthy ECE facility is easier than you think! Your ECE can implement smart, healthy changes with the resources below.