2016 Progress Report
Design and implement programming, policies, and procedures to be used in daily operations so that KinderCare Education child care centers can ensure that all children are being provided the healthiest available food choices and the recommended amount of time dedicated to physical activity. This will include: eliminating sugar-sweetened beverages, increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables at every meal, eliminating fried foods, confirming that no time is being spent in front of televisions or video games and that computer use is limited to educational activity and ensuring children engage in at least 1-2 hours of physical activity daily.
“KinderCare Education and its family of brands, KinderCare Learning Centers, KinderCare Education at Work, and Champions before-and-after school programs, is a proud partner of Partnership for a Healthier America. Our work with PHA is a testament to our commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment to all children in our care. As the nation’s largest private provider of early learning programs, we lead the industry in healthy choices for children and their families. By removing juice and fried foods from our menus and serving well-balanced meals and snacks family-style, introducing children to new flavors and textures, limiting screen time and encouraging physical activity, we’re able to instill healthy habits in more than 160,000 children in our centers and sites nationwide. We engage parents in meaningful conversations about nutrition and developing healthy habits, and highlight fresh, seasonal recipes and ideas for getting active on our KinderCare blog. Our curriculum empowers teachers to help children learn to make healthy choices when it comes to diet and exercise. PHA inspires us to continually improve upon our programs, policies, and procedures to better serve our children, spark a passion for lifelong learning, and develop healthy habits for life.”