As a child care provider, you play an important and influential role in the daily nutrition of the children in your care. Children in attendance for more than six hours get at least half of their daily nutrition from you – quite significant! You have the opportunity to shape children’s eating habits to be as healthy as possible. You can help do this by providing healthy meals and snacks and role modeling healthy eating practices and healthy attitudes towards food.
Good eating habits learned in the early years can last a lifetime.