Here are some ideas for you, the childcare practitioner, to use in your day. The following PDF link provides meal and snack ideas, tips to add more physical activity into your day and some general ideas that will help you be a great role model. This PDF contains pages from both the Healthy Eating & Sugar Sweetened Beverages and Physical Activity & Screen Time manuals that are just for adults.
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Here is an example provided by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec about how to “balance your plate”
- 1/2 of your plate should be veggies and fruit
- 1/4 of your plate should be protein
- 1/4 of your plate should be grains, whole-grains being the preferred choice
- Accompany your meal with a glass of milk, or have a serving of yogurt and fruit for desert