“The risk of obesity starts early
in life. Over half of obese children become overweight by the age
of 2, and approximately one in
five children are overweight or
obese by their 6th birthday.”
— The White House Task Force
on Childhood Obesity
For Kid’s Sake Early Learning Center in Pinckney shows a constant commitment to these standards for Healthy Children!
Physical Activity: Provide 1-2 hours of physical activity throughout the day, including outside play when
Screen Time: No screen time for children during childcare hours.
Food: Serve fruits or vegetables at every meal, eat meals family-style when possible, and no fried foods.
Beverages: Provide access to water during meals and throughout the day, and do not serve sugary drinks. For
children age two and older, serve low-fat (1%) or non-fat milk, and no more than one 4-6 ounce serving of
100% juice per day.
Infant feeding: For mothers who want to continue breastfeeding, provide their milk to their infants and
welcome them to breastfeed during the child care day; and support all new parents in their decisions about