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Title:Food Friends: Family Child Care Home Program
Pub. date: 2013
Edition: 2nd
Includes: One providerís curriculum guide, a set of 8 puppets, 8 activity mats, 12 scarves, 10 placemats, 20 sheets of stickers, 8 bean bags, 9 music CDs with poster insert, a puzzle, a poster, 1 set of memory cards, and 1 paper pad.
Audience: Children, Parents, Preschool Children, Family Child Care Providers
Language: English, Spanish
Description:Combination nutrition and movement program for family child care homes.
Funding Source: Colorado Health Foundation
Details
Developer: J Anderson, L Beckstrom, L Bellows
Organization: Colorado State University
Phone: 970-222-1349
Mail: jennifer.anderson@colostate.edu
Length: 190 pages
Pilot Testing: Yes. Several pilot studies were conducted.
Assessment instrument Used? Yes
Use Restrictions: may not copy
Reviewers Comments: The 12-week curriculum empowers caregivers to teach preschoolers to try new foods and be physically active. It is based on seven simple tips for parents and teachers: fun, food exposure, role modeling, choice, learning, how to offer, and avoid force. The physical activity components were not reviewed for accuracy or safety. It integrates into the home, so that caregivers do not have to add this in addition to the other activities. This kit serves 8 children. Training options available. Fun with New Foods and Get Movin' with Mighty Moves bi-lingual home connection materials are included in the kit and are also available for subsequent purchase. After purchasing the kit one time, the kit can be used repeatedly by re-purchasing the home connection materials. The physical activity components were not reviewed for accuracy or safety.
Availability
Web site: http://www.foodfriends.org
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Food Friends Foundation
    Mail: 1223 Lindenwood Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
    Phone: 800-474-0289
    Cost: 675.00 per kit
    Avail. in Qty: Yes
    Bulkrate:Yes, contact distributor

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