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Training for Child Care Providers

Are you a child care provider who would like to learn more about whole grains and how to serve more whole grains to children in your care? If so, take the Building a Healthy Plate: Cooking with Whole Grains online course.

Building a Healthy Plate: Cooking with Whole Grains is an Anytime Learning (ATL) course developed by the University of Minnesota Extension and offered through Child Care Aware of Minnesota. This online, two-hour, self-paced course can be completed at home when it works best for you.

The cost for this course is $30 and provides 2 hours of continuing education for child care providers in Minnesota. Child care providers outside of Minnesota should check with their licensing agency to confirm if the course will count as continuing education.

To register for this course, visit ATL: Building a Healthy Plate: Cooking with Whole Grains.

Other Recommended Resources

Building a Healthy Plate: Child Care Provider Resources — Help parents use whole grains at home with these resources.

Whole Grain Parent Newsletters — Send these newsletters home to inform parents about whole grains, as well as to promote continuity in whole grain consumption for children between child care and home. Part 1 (1.3 MB PDF) | Part 2 (917 K PDF)

Whole Grains: Whys and Hows — This 2-minute video shows you how to know if something is whole grain and why you should eat whole grains.

CACFP Wellness Resources (1.5 MB PDF) — U.S. Department of Agriculture Team Nutrition — Child care provider resources on nutrition, physical activity, screen time, wellness policies and much more.

Preschool Booklist (1.2 MB PDF) — Michigan Team Nutrition — Pick a book or two from this list and read with your children to promote positive nutrition and physical activity messages.

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