Best Practices

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Physical Activity

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Limit

Screen Time

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Provide

Healthy Food

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Healthy Beverages

Support

Breastfeeding

Florida's HEROs Best Practices

Children spend most of their day in early care and education programs, because of this, child care providers are in a unique role to help the children they serve develop healthy habits. By taking voluntary steps to put into action Florida’s HEROs best practices to create a healthy environment, you can help the kids you serve develop lifelong healthy habits. The Florida’s HEROs best practices come from the second edition of Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Program, which are a part of the comprehensive Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, Third Edition (CFOC, 3rd Ed.). These are the newest set of national standards describing evidence-based best practices in nutrition, physical activity, and screen time for early care and education programs. Experts in the field of obesity prevention and child health from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education developed these standards. These standards were developed for ALL types of early care and education settings Рcenters and family child care homes.

ABC's of a Healthy Me Online Training Sessions

Session 1: Overview of Best Practices

ABC’s of a Healthy Me Session One:¬†Watch session one of our FREE six-part online training, ABC’s of a Healthy Me. Session one provides an overview of the five best practice areas for promoting a healthy weight in children 0 to 5 years old in the ECE setting. Complete all six sessions to earn 1 continuing education unit.

https://www.screencast.com/t/dz55UwZ1

Session 2: Overview of Physical Activity Best Practices

ABC’s of a Healthy Me Session Two:¬†Watch session two of our FREE six-part online training, ABC’s of a Healthy Me. Session two overviews the physical best practice areas for promoting a healthy weight in
children 0 to 5 years old in the ECE setting. Complete all six sessions to earn
1 continuing education unit.

https://www.screencast.com/t/DPGkLh9Iu 

Session 3:  Overview of Supporting Breastfeeding Best Practices

ABC’s of a Healthy Me Session Three:¬†Watch session three of our FREE six-part online training, ABC’s of a Healthy Me. Session three overviews the breastfeeding support best practice areas for promoting a healthy
weight in children 0 to 5 years old in the ECE setting. Complete all six sessions to earn 1 continuing education unit.

https://www.screencast.com/t/JtomGN2csa 

Session 4: Overview of  Screen Time Best Practices 

ABC’s of a Healthy Me Session Four:¬†Watch session four of our FREE six-part online training, ABC’s of a Healthy Me. Session four overviews the screen time best practice areas for promoting a healthy weight in
children 0 to 5 years old in the ECE setting. Complete all six sessions to earn 1 continuing education unit.

https://www.screencast.com/t/kc9PjKCt5YCd

Session 5:  Overview of Healthy Beverage Best Practices

ABC’s of a Healthy Me Session Five:¬†Watch session five of our FREE six-part online training, ABC’s of a Healthy Me. Session five overviews the healthy beverage best practice areas for promoting a healthy weight in children 0 to 5 years old in the ECE setting. Complete all six sessions to earn 1 continuing education unit.

https://www.screencast.com/t/Ldd2tbVnT

Session 6: Overview of Healthy Food Best Practices

¬†ABC’s of a Healthy Me Session Six:¬†Watch session six of our FREE six-part online training, ABC’s of a Healthy Me. Session six overviews the healthy food best practice areas for promoting a healthy weight in children 0 to 5 years old in the ECE setting. Complete all six sessions to earn 1 continuing education unit.

https://www.screencast.com/t/ozyZ0k9mcArc