Why do Kansas kids need Power Panther Preschool?
In the first years of life children grow physically, intellectually and socially at a remarkable rate. What children eat and how they view food and health will affect them throughout their lives. Children's day-to-day experiences with food and eating establish the foundation for lifelong choices of foods.
Only one child in five eats the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Many children are not regularly exposed to a variety of high quality, well-prepared fruits and vegetables. Too often children's food options include a disproportionate amount of highly processed foods that are appealing, tasty and inexpensive, but offer little nutritional value.
Child care programs offer an opportunity for preschoolers to be exposed to a variety of nutritious foods. Nutrition education provides children with new food experiences and reinforces the importance of becoming familiar with many foods.
Preschool children are also forming attitudes and espending experiences through physical activity. Activity is called "play" for a preschooler. A balance between nutrition and play is essential. Power Panther Preschool used in a child care program can create a positive environment for children to learn the balance necessary for a healthy lifestyle.
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