The Farm to Child Care program supports child care facilities, fostering nutrition plans that include fresh, local produce for snacks and meals throughout growing seasons. WCSS focuses on child care facilities in Wake County that serve low-income families and children who need improved access to healthy, nutritious food.
Child care facility directors and other staff can learn how to access local food and prepare seasonal produce. Age-appropriate curriculum resources and training will also be provided to help educate children and families about fruits and vegetables.
Wake County Cooperative Extension partners with WCSS to educate and train child care providers, facilitate connections with growers, and provide systems-level support to help improve healthy eating for children. Advocates for Health in Action was also an original Farm to Child Care partner here in Wake.
For information and resources about Farm to Child Care that you can use to support your center in providing fresh, local produce, click here for the Farm to Child Care Toolkit.
Questions? Please contact Lynn Policastro or call (919) 851-9550.
Farm to Child Care is a Wake County Smart Start program and is funded by John Rex Endowment.
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