Educators and Childcare Centers

Healthy Children, Healthy Weights (HCHW) focuses on early childhood because this is the time children are forming eating habits, developing good and bad feeling about their bodies, and figuring out what they like to do to be physically active.  Adults are key role models during this stage. 

Child care providers and educators are CRUCIAL to promoting lifestyles and skills in young children that will help them maintain a healthy weight throughout their lives. We can help you make changes that will make healthy choices the easy choice for the children you care for.

What We Provide

  • Free Step Up to Quality approved trainings
  • Free site visits with a registered dietitian, to help you with:
    • menu planning
    • creating policies that promote healthy food options ad more physical activity
    • becoming an Ohio Healthy Program 


To attend local trainings or request a site visit, please complete the Enrollment Form.

Helpful Resources

Classroom Ideas

Ring of Fun

Healthier Celebration Ideas    

Walking Maps

Team Nutrition