Nutrition Update: Child Care Food Program August 2021
2021 Theme: “Every Step of the Way”
Week 1: World Breastfeeding Week Theme: Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility
Week 2: Native Breastfeeding Week Theme: Nourishing Our Futures
Week 3: Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Week Theme: Reclaiming Our Traditions
Week 4: Black Breastfeeding Week
Benefits of Breastfeeding:
- Human milk is easy to digest and contains more than 200 components that babies need in the early months of life.
- Factors in breast milk protect infants from a wide variety of illnesses.
- Children who have been breastfed have less risk of becoming overweight or obese, even as adults.
- Research has shown that children who had been breastfed have higher IQs.
Breastfeeding Support – Is Your Facility Breastfeeding Friendly?
Breastfed babies and their moms who breastfeed them experience lasting health benefits. Providing a breastfeeding friendly atmosphere at your child care center or home can encourage moms to continue breastfeeding after returning to work or school. If your facility meets all six standards and has a breastfeeding policy, you may qualify to receive the Florida CCFP Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Facility designation. Complete the self-assessment located here to find out if your child care
Breastfed Babies Welcome Here!
The resource contains communication tools Child Care Food Program (CCFP) providers can use to let mothers and families know that breastfed babies are welcome at their child care site. It includes a mother’s guide, 11″x17″ poster, and a message graphic. For more information click here.