Oregon's 2002 Team Nutrition Grant project, Super Star Nutrition For Kids (SSNFK) focuses on improving the nutrition environment in childcare settings and targets 3-5 year olds. The goal of the project is to create nutrition awareness within the CACFP child care environments; to build capacity of childcare providers to include more vegetables, fruits and whole grain foods at snacks and mealtimes; to provide effective nutrition education and developmentally-appropriate physical activities to young children in care; and to serve meals consistent with Federal regulations.
The project's key messages are incorporated into a set of twelve laminated information sheets, each presenting a specific nutrition or physical activity-related "Message of the Month" (MOM) with a reprint of a topic-related recipe and activity cards from the Team Nutrition IOWA Physical Activities and Healthy Snacks for Young Children grant project, on the back. The MOM sets are printed in color in five languages and are used in multiple ways as a training tool in workshops and as a communication tool with centers, daycare home providers, parents and the public. To view the Super Star Nutrition For Kids materials, visit http://www.ode.state.or.us/services/nutrition/cacfp/tn/.