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Smarter Mealtimes in Child Care

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Smarter Mealtimes is an adaptation of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement for child care environments. The Smarter Lunchrooms principles and concepts that result in increased selection and consumption of healthy food are also simple and effective in child care settings.

Testing Smarter Lunchroom Scorecard Techniques for Child Care

The Smarter Lunchrooms National Office partnered with hundreds of child care sites through The CACFP Sponsors Association to test the development of an evidence-based Smarter Mealtimes Scorecard, which was released in June 2017. The Smarter Mealtimes Scorecard is a list of 20 simple, inexpensive strategies to promote healthy eating in half- or full-day programs that serve young children. These strategies work in childcare centers, Head Start programs, and family homecare settings.

A toolkit with supportive tools, trainings, and activities will be available in late Summer 2017.

For questions about Smarter Mealtimes, please contact: smarterlunchrooms@cornell.edu

Smarter Mealtimes Scorecard 

The Smarter Mealtimes Scorecard is a list of simple, inexpensive strategies to promote healthy eating in half- or full-day programs that serve young children. These strategies work in childcare centers, Head Start programs, and family homecare settings.

For questions about Smarter Mealtimes, please contact us!