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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 www.redleafpress.org © 2013 by Sharon Bergen and Rachel Robertson All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted on a specific page, no portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television, or the Internet. First edition 2013 Cover design by Jim Handrigan Interior design by 4 Seasons Book Design/Michelle Cook and typeset in ITC Officina Sans Std and Adobe Garamond Pro Photo on page xvii by Carrie Quist Photos on pages xxiv, 58, 144, and 188 by Steve Wewerka Photos on pages 8, 36, 68, and 100 by Rachel Robertson Photo on page 139 by Jennifer Kvidt Printed in the United States of America 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 12345678 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Bergen, Sharon. Healthy children, healthy lives : the wellness guide for early childhood programs / Sharon Bergen, Rachel Robertson. p. cm. Summary: “Healthy Children, Healthy Lives helps improve the wellness of children, families, and early childhood professionals in early childhood programs. This series of checklists covers six components of wellness-nutrition and healthy eating habits; physical activity and fitness; emotional health and resilience; healthy care practices; safety and risk management; and leadership, management, and administration. Each research-based checklist provides built-in guid- ance for improvement, complements any high-quality curriculum, and aims to contribute to children’s ability to thrive and experience joy in life and learning.” — Provided by publisher. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-60554-081-8 (pbk.) 1. Health education—United States. 2. Health education—Curricula—United States. 3. Early childhood educa- tion—Curricula—United States. 4. Parent and child—United States. 5. Health promotion—United States. 6. Mental health promotion—United States. I. Robertson, Rachel. II. Title. LB1140.5.H4B47 2012 372.37—dc23 2012024448 Printed on acid-free paper Disclaimer Based upon our research and product information available at the time of publication, the authors and Redleaf Press have attempted to identify specific criteria that are consistent with their desire to promote human and environmental health. Nevertheless, neither the authors nor the publisher is endorsing any business or product mentioned in this book. Redleaf Press does not sell or resell any of the products listed and has not received any consideration for including such products. If you have any questions about any of these businesses or products, you should consult the appropriate profes- sionals for advice. While every effort and care was taken in preparing the information in this handbook, Redleaf Press disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information. While the content of this handbook was made as accurate as possible at the time of publication, new scientific research may dispute, verify, or make obsolete the information within. It is incumbent upon readers to do their own research as needed to verify they are acting on the most accurate and current information available. To the extent permitted by law, the authors and Redleaf Press shall not be liable for any losses or damages arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information in this book. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL