Caregivers Promoting Health Habits
Implementing Wellness Policies in Child
Care Centers and Day Care Homes
What is the Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits program?
Caregivers Promoting Health Habits (CPHH) is a program to improve the nutrition
and physical activity practices in child care facilities through the implementation
of a wellness policy. Bright from the Start supports child care providers with training,
technical assistance, and funding to develop and implement wellness policies in
What is a wellness policy?
A wellness policy is a written plan that encourages a healthy environment where
positive eating and physical activity habits are developed.
Why is a wellness policy important for our children’s health?
A healthy lifestyle is essential for the proper growth and development of young
children. Good nutrition and regular physical activity support children’s physical
health, academic achievement, and emotional well-being. It is estimated that one
in four children in Georgia between two and five years of age are overweight or
obese, and childhood obesity has been linked to chronic disease, impaired school
function, and psychosocial problems.
Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits Grant Opportunity
Bright from the Start is currently recruiting child care centers and day care homes
to participate in the Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits program from 2014-2015.
Those who participate will benefit through:
Child care facilities must meet the following requirements to be eligible to participate:
- Funding! Up to $1,000 for day care homes or $3,000 for child care centers
to help implement your wellness policy
- Technical Assistance: Phone, e-mail, and in-person to help create and implement
- Training: Free training for approved clock hours
- Marketing: A colorful poster on which to display your wellness policy to
families and a certificate of participation that you can hang in a public area of
- Resources: Free posters, recipe books, lesson plans, training, and more
- Child care center or day care home in Appling, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs, and Wayne counties
- Participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
To become involved with Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits, please submit the Request for Application (RFA) for
Child Care Centers
Family Child Care Homes
or contact Jennifer Popadiuk, Nutrition Project Manager, at (404)463-4093 with questions.
Helpful Tools for Implementing Wellness Policies
Check out the
page for more information on how to improve the nutrition and physical activity
environment at your facility!
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