Michigan Early Child Care: Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards

Lonias Gilmore, MPH

At A Glance

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is partnering with state and community organizations to improve healthy eating and physical activity standards in early care and education settings (ECEs) across the state. Participating ECEs worked with Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) consultants to enhance nutrition and physical activity practices. Program changes could benefit as many as 24,000 children at the end of the 5-year project.