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DINE in Early Childhood assists childcare directors and staff to improve the nutrition and physical activity environments of eligible childcare facilities.  Using nationally recognized tools, the DINE in ECE Nutritionist assists childcare directors and staff to identify improvements they want to make and helps them reach their goals. This flexible program was created specifically to fit the busy schedules and needs of childcare facilities.  It involves a minimal time commitment. Nothing is mandatory. There are no inspections, tests, or rating scales… Just helpful advice from a friendly nutrition professional!


BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION INCLUDE: cooking with eggs 5

  • Parent workshops on a variety of topics
  • Staff workshops with eligible contact hours provided
  • Nutrition, physical activity and cooking classes for children
  • Educational incentives
  • Delicious taste tests
  • Parent handouts
  • Menu review and guidance
  • Farm Field Trip
  • Garden Installation
  • Local Food Connections
  • Free

For more information, contact:

MEGHAN BROWN, MHS, RD, LDN
mebrown@dconc.gov
(919) 560-7578