Preschoolers practice their yoga poses

In the spirit of the New Year, Center Director Jennifer Fairfield is challenging families at her KinderCare center in Germantown, Md., to make health a priority. Last week, her preschool teacher Ms. Yan led her students in a yoga class. “They loved it,” said Jennifer. “Parents said some students were practicing at home.” Children were…

No juice? No problem!

Last year, we removed juice from our menus in favor of water and unflavored milk. Instead of serving juice, which is packed with added sugar and liquid calories, we are proud to serve our children a variety of alternatives that are full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. In 2015 alone, we served 50,000 gallons of…

Goodbye, fries!

Our approach to nutrition is about more than simply feeding children—we aim to introduce a variety of foods, textures, and delicious flavors to help children develop healthy eating habits for life. In 2015, we said farewell to fried foods and hello to fresh, seasonal menus. We took the feedback we got from parents to heart…

KinderCare Education makes big commitment to promoting healthy habits, earns national recognition

In 2014, we introduced our Grow Happy nutrition strategy and made the decision to join Partnership for a Healthier America, strengthening our commitment to child health and nutrition. Over the past two years, we’ve removed juice and fried foods from our menus, replacing them with well-balanced meals and snacks recommended by our in-house nutritionist and…

Champions team joins school, promotes healthy lifestyle

When Lona Crovetti, a Champions Area Manager in Illinois, learned from her enrichment program manager that one of her school districts planned to host a Color Run for Wellness, she knew that was just the kind of activity her team needed to participate in. “We wanted to support our district,” she said, explaining that the…

Four tips for encouraging picky eaters

At KinderCare Education, we know that growth starts from the inside out. Having a healthy body means having a healthy mind and we want to nourish and fuel the children in our care to learn and grow. That’s why, over the next few weeks, we’re sharing stories about the nutrition improvements we’ve made and celebrating…

Growing happy, growing healthy

At KinderCare Education, we know that growth starts from the inside out. Having a healthy body means having a healthy mind and we want to nourish and fuel the children in our care to learn and grow. That’s why, over the next few weeks, we’re sharing stories about the nutrition improvements we’ve made and celebrating…