Having good nutrition improves children’s health by helping them grow, develop, and maintain a healthy weight. Being healthy also improves their self-esteem and well-being. When children are healthy, they are more able to learn and do well in school.
Early Head Start and Head Start programs serve healthy meals, teach children and families about healthy eating habits, and ensure that families have access to critical food assistance programs. Nutrition, including well-balanced meals, food security, and nutrition education, has been an integral part of comprehensive health services since Head Start began. This issue features three strategies that may help you bring healthier food and a deeper understanding of nutrition to children and families that need it most.
Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center