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Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings

Health Equity Considerations

Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings (EWPHCCS) is a multi-component intervention that focuses on improving the nutrition and physical activity behaviors of pre-school age children and their parents/caregivers. The primary audiences are families with children ages 3-5 years, participating in or eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and children enrolled in child care centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Eligible centers are those in which 50% or more of enrolled families qualify for free or reduced-price meals.  CACFP-participating child care centers provide access to a large, diverse population of low-income children and families across New York State. These families are racially, ethnically, and geographically diverse and live in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

While EWPHCCS was originally developed for English speakers of all races and ethnicities, take-home handouts are also available in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, French and Haitian Creole.