Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

The Center for Disease Control recommends a diet that:

  • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
  • includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
  • Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars
  • Stays within your daily calorie needs

For more detailed information: www.choosemyplate.gov

 

Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Centers

The coalition is working with local childcare center to train them to become Breastfeeding Friendly by following the 10 steps developed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. If you are interested in getting your center certified, see more information here: 

Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Information

Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Training Request

Childcare Centers who are pending Breastfeeding Friendly certification include:

Fond du Lac Family YMCA Child Care http://www.fdlymca.org/child-care.html

Bright Beginnings Academy - Fond du Lac

Ripon Children's Learning Center http://www.riponchildrenslc.com/2201.html

Breastfeeding for a Healthy Start

Breastfed babies experience lasting health benefits and give babies the best start to a healthy life. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that breastfeeding offers protection against childhood obesity.

For more information about breastfeeding:

http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/