Health, Safety & Nutrition



  • The Wood County Breastfeeding Coalition (website) - provides information, support, and recognition to child cares and businesses that implement breastfeeding friendly policies and environments.
  • 10 Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers Resource Kit (pdf) - A free resource kit to assist child care centers & community groups to implement strategies to promote, protect & support breastfeeding women. Includes a self-appraisal tool & resources for planning & implementing action plans. Child care staff can earn CEU's.
  • Farm to ECE (webpage) - Learn more about farm to early care and education (0-5 age group) at WDPI's Farm to ECE site.
  • Cultivating Childhood Wellness Through Gardening (webpage) - Free online video training for teachers, EC professionals, & community educators covering garden planning, activities, and curricula.
  • Growing Healthy Children (pdf) - A toolkit for garden-based nutrition education featuring activity cards with nutrition lessons & resources for school or ECE's sites classroom, cafeteria, or garden.
  • Got Veggies? (website) English   Spanish - A garden-based nutrition education curriculum created with the goal of getting children to eat more fruits & vegetables.
  • Got Veggies? ECE Edition (pdf) - Based on Got Veggies?, this garden-based nutrition education curriculum version builds on lessons & activities by adapting them to meet best practices for the early care & education (ECE) setting. Alignment with the WMELS is also included.
  • Teaching in Nature’s Classroom (website) - Author Nathan Larson shares a philosophy of teaching in the garden through 15 guiding principles of garden-based education. Free download.
  • Wisconsin School Garden Network (website) - A collection of youth garden resources and stories from around Wisconsin.
  • Healthy Bites (pdf) - A Wisconsin guide to improving childhood nutrition
  • Rethinking Nutrition in Early Childhood Programs (website) - UW Extension resource that connects the science of nutrition and child development with practical ideas for child care staff
  • Got Dirt? (website) English   Spanish - In an effort to increase fruit & vegetable consumption in WI, the Dept of Health Services Nutrition & Physical Activity program developed this program to assist with the implementation of school, community & child care gardens.
  • Rooted (webpage) - A joint effort between Community Groundworks and Center for Resilient Cities. this site houses resources for the Wisconsin School Garden NetworkFarm to Early Education, and Wisconsin School Garden Funding Opportunities.


  • US Dept of Agriculture Nutrition Resource for Schools (website) - Team Nutrition supports PreK through High School meal programs, including those participating in federal child nutrition programs, by providing training for school foodservice and nutrition education for children and families.
  • Farm to Early Care & Education (website) - Network of information, advocacy & networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing & food & agriculture education into schools and early care & education settings.

Updated 1/20/2021

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