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Emma Baier
(916) 228-2506

Preschools Shaping Healthy Impressions through Nutrition and Exercise (Preschools SHINE)

Preschools SHINE is a voluntary nutrition and physical activity coaching program, funded through the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division (CDE NSD), for licensed child care centers and family child care homes that participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and serve preschool aged children. Early care and education programs that choose to participate in Preschools SHINE gain access to resources, professional development, and on- site coaching visits from a Project Specialist and Registered Dietitian to improve meal quality, nutrition education, and physical activity within the preschool environment.

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Food For Thought
Food For Thought is a nutrition education curriculum designed to teach preschool children good nutrition and healthy food choices. Nutrition education experiences, recipes, and hands-on activities help children learn concepts in science, math, language, and literacy. This...