Best Practices

Best Practices
Serving healthy beverages is an essential part of providing a nutritious and balanced diet. This section highlights best practices being utilized in child care programs and facilities in California. 

Contra Costa Child Care Council

This guide includes both a Self-Assessment Questionnaire and a Best Practices Manual to help those working in child care through the process of developing and implementing written nutrition policies. Written policies can help a child care facility show its commitment to providing and supporting nutrition practices that promote good health for children.

First 5-Santa Clara County

Listen to Dr. Padmaja Padalkar, Assistant Chief of Pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente in San Jose, CA explain why and how to reduce children's consumption of sugary drinks, including juice, and how books like Potter the Otter support healthy nutrition and literacy. The podcast is available here.


Please feel free to email or call 510.433.1122 x206 if you know of any examples of best practices for serving healthy beverages in licensed child care.




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