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Today’s Week of the Young Child 2022 topic is all about something none of us can do without: food. Helping young children build healthy eating habits early will have lifelong benefits. These tips will make it easier for you and your family to make great choices and eat well.

WHERE TO START? | This National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) blog post is a great resource for parents and caregivers. It’s full of links, recipes, and ways to connect math and science with cooking.

FAVORITE FOOD BOOKS | A wonderful way to get kids thinking about their food is to share books about food and dining experiences. Our friends at Richland Library have put together a delicious list of titles to share.

EAT LOCAL | A great way to eat well and support your community is to buy fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables grown close to home. The SC Department of Agriculture has put together a handy month-by-month guide to the good stuff:

  • JANUARY | Greens
  • FEBRUARY | Broccoli
  • MARCH | Cabbage
  • APRIL | Strawberries
  • MAY | Summer Squash
  • JUNE | Corn
  • JULY | Watermelon
  • AUGUST | Peaches
  • SEPTEMBER | Tomatoes
  • OCTOBER | Cucumbers
  • NOVEMBER | Apples
  • DECEMBER | Sweet Potatoes

What tasty treats do you love to share with children? Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to show us!

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