One of the most underrated aspects of early childhood is the importance of nutrition. The main aspect of development that’s stressed is growth, which naturally focuses on calories. That is important, but there’s so much more to consider beyond the quantity of food your infant, toddler, or preschooler is eating. What about the quality?
Is the food your child eating enhancing her development? Is it helping her to reach her genetic potential in all areas of development? Are the foods your child is eating helping to keep them healthy, full of energy, and learning? These are tough questions that we as parents have to consider.
If you’re a working parent, you have to entrust your child to a school all day, which can mean losing a little control. That’s why it’s so important to find a school that lines up with your food philosophy. You work hard to feed your family well at home, and your child deserves the same at school.
I want to share with you Childtime Learning Center’s Grow Fit program. Their Grow Fit™ program has specific goals with the health of your child in mind. All of the meals are served family style at Childtime, which I love. It emphasizes fresh foods, with fruits and vegetables being served at a minimum of two eating occasions per day. Fried foods are avoided and water is the beverage of choice. Juice, if served, is limited to a maximum of 4-6 ounces a day and no sugar sweetened beverages are served. At Childtime, they encourage your child to try new foods.
The Grow Fit™ program also focuses on physical activity–at least 1-2 hours per day. It lays out a limited screen time policy, as well, which includes no more than 30 minutes weekly at school.
There’s a lot to consider when you’re searching for a center to trust with your child. During your search, I encourage you to explore the nutrition programs and make sure the school you choose has one that lines up with your priorities. Childtime is a great choice because you know they have your child’s development in mind with their Grow Fit™ program.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Learning Care Group. The opinions and text are all mine.