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Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Benchmarks for Nutrition in Child Care

This position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics presents current evidence and recommendations for nutrition in ECE and provides guidance for food and nutrition practitioners working with parents and child-care providers. This paper targets children ages 2 to 5 years attending ECE programs and highlights opportunities to improve and enhance children’s healthy eating while in care.

Please note that this is an American resource. In Canada, nutrition standards should be based on Canada’s Food Guide.

Resource Information

Date

January 1, 2018

Author

Benjamin-Neelon, S.

Type

Strategy/Framework

Setting

Children's Service/Child Care

Age

Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11)

Topic

Childhood Nutrition, Food Environment, Food Literacy, Food Safety, Food Security & Access to Food, Healthy Eating

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario), Provincial (outside Ontario), National, International

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