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Project Title

Farm-to-ECE Best Practices: Creating Tools to Facilitate Change through Go NAPSACC

Funding Dates




The goals of Go NAPSACC’s Farm-to-ECE are to increase the use of fresh, high-quality, and nutritious foods and to support small and local farmers. Go NAPSACC’s Farm-to-ECE resources offer child care programs ways to use more local, healthy foods in children’s meals and snacks, teach children about gardening and where foods come from, and talk with families about where to find local foods. As with other Go NAPSACC resources, Farm-to-ECE includes a self-assessment for child care programs, action planning tools, and a library of tips and materials to help achieve the recommended best practices. This is a project of the Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group (CHWRG).

Research Areas 

Cardiovascular Health, Obesity, and Diabetes
Children’s Health
Healthy Food Access
Nutrition and Physical Activity

Principal Investigator

Dianne Ward, EdD


W.K. Kellogg Foundation


Go NAPSACC Website
Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group (CHWRG)