Parents Preventing Childhood Obesity through Healthy Eating
The Department of Children and Families and Publix are implementing a Healthy Eating Venue Training initiative. Participating childcare center providers will receive in-service hours for their participation. This is an in store training and tour for families of Miami-Dade County childcare centers at Publix Supermarkets. Our goal is to educate childcare centers providers as well as the children from those centers and their families on the nutritional benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)
Through CPPW, the committee is facilitating the following partner initiatives:
Child Care Centers
Introduce legislation that proposes to enact nutrition standards for child care centers in Florida including mandating low or fat-free milk for children 2 years of age and older; provision of whole fruits and vegetables five days a week at breakfast and snack time.
Introduce legislation that proposes to enact physical activity standards for child care centers in Florida including mandating 0-hour screen time for children under 2 years old and 2-hour screen time limit for children 2 years and older.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Safe Routes to Schools
Increase the number of students that actively commute to school through the:
Breastfeeding Practices and Facilities
Increase breastfeeding practices and breastfeeding facilities in Miami-Dade County through the:
Past Initiatives: Step Up, Florida: On Our Way to Healthy Living