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…

From plan to plate: How new food items make the grade

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…

Family style dining makes meal time so much more

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…

KU Team Develops Screen Time Guidelines

Smartphones, televisions, movie screens and tablets. You can’t ignore the fact that these devices have taken up more and more of everyone’s lives over the past few years. And, sometimes unfortunately, they have taken over childrens’ lives as well. One of the questions parents often ask during tours is about technology and the lack of…

Activity idea: Take It Outside

Here are three great outdoor games (courtesy of the Grow Happy blog) designed to keep children active and learning. Each game helps children build language, literacy, and math skills and improve physical development during these warm weather days. It’s time to get outdoors and explore the world together. Outdoor BINGO Discover the sights and sounds…

Activity idea: 5 games to play with a Hula-Hoop

Looking for a new outdoor game to play with students? Grab a Hula-Hoop (or three) and let the games begin! Best of all, there are modifications for each game so it can be customized to fit the number of children, age ranges, and ability levels. Get out and have a hooping good time with these…

Promoting healthy eating

As part of an ongoing series about Knowledge Universe’s work with Partnership for a Healthier America, ONE is highlighting what centers and sites do to teach children about leading a healthy life. Today the focus is on how teachers promote healthy eating. A visitor who pops into a center at lunchtime would find children sitting…

KU sets the bar high for healthy menu

Sixty million. That’s how many meals and snacks are served each year in Knowledge Universe centers and sites. That’s 60 million opportunities for KU teachers to provide their students with healthy, nutritious meals. “We strive to create kid-friendly meals that provide a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains on a daily basis,” said Jodi…

Healthy bodies, healthy minds

One minute with a young child and one thing is blatantly clear: that child has energy to spare. Of course, if more children used that natural energy to stay physically active in childhood and later in life, exercise and healthy lifestyles wouldn’t be the hot topics they are. Last week, leaders from around the country…