Missouri MOve Smart Guidelines for Child Care

missouri Move Smart child care

What is it? The Missouri Child and Adult Care Food Program is on a mission to improve the health of children through physical, mental and social development. The Missouri MOve Smart Child Care program provides a set of physical activity standards, for child care facilities to follow, that will help children reach their full potential in physical growth and health.

Why now? Obesity continues to be an issue in Missouri. The Missouri Eat Smart Guidelines, introduced in 2010, was a starting point for Missouri to address the eating habits of its young children. The Missouri MOve Smart Guidelines will soon be introduced, to help Missouri child care facilities address the physical activity side of healthful habits for its children.

Who should achieve it? Your Center! Child care facilities provide an excellent opportunity for children to develop healthy nutrition and physical activity habits for life.

When? Coming Soon! Look for further details on this website on how to achieve recognition as a Missouri MOve Smart Child Care.

Get Active! Get Fit! Be Healthy!