Happy Mealtimes in Child Care 

When well-planned, nutritious meals are served to young children in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, the children are more likely to relax and eat well. Happy mealtimes are built around a good feeding relationship. The caregiver has the responsibility to serve healthful meals, and the children have the responsibility of deciding what and how much they will eat. No one knows better than the child how hungry they are, and whether or not they like the food served.
CARE Connection Happy Mealtimes resources focus on

  • Family Style Dining in the Child Care Setting
  • The Adult/Child Feeding Relationship
  • How to Handle Picky Eaters
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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes resources


    Happy Mealtimes for Healthy Kids