Child Care Initiatives
Growing with MO: Harvest of the Season is a Missouri farm to preschool program that offers resources and training for all types of early care and education settings. The goal is to educate children and the adults in their lives about the benefits of locally grown fruits and vegetables and help them find ways to eat more of these foods. The program focuses on 14 Missouri grown fruits and vegetables.
Through a partnership with the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Team Nutrition Program and the Child Care Health Consultation Program, child care providers receive training and technical assistance to improve the nutritional quality of their menus and the environment in which meals are consumed.
Similar to the Eat Smart Initiative, child care providers are encouraged to adopt best-practices for incorporating policies and practices that encourage physical activity.
Child care providers are encouraged to adopt best-practices for incorporating policies and practices that encourage breastfeeding.
For Child Care program related training, please visit the MO Workshop Calendar.