Rainbow in My Tummy

8 Dec

In partnership with Mountain Area Child and Family Center, the YW has implemented the Rainbow in My Tummy program in our Child Care Center. This program is a nutrition-enrichment program that helps early childcare and education centers make sweeping change in their food service program. We revamped our purchasing and cooking to include fresh produce, less processed food, less additives, and more whole grains. We are cooking more and opening cans less. We are working to provide simple tips to go home to parents through our parent newsletter. We are also providing every child enrolled in YW programs a flyer about our Diabetes Prevention program, thus providing them a greater opportunity to continue to make healthy changes. And guess what? The kids are enjoying their new menu!

photo by sandra stambaugh

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