is cracking down on what foods can be provided at day care centers.
Kids can say goodbye
to unhealthy snacks and chocolate milk at day cares in if the mandate moves
try to eliminate the sugary snacks because of the energy levels that increase
in the children, but also we know it is important for children to have a
balanced meal. We want them to have fruit, vegetable, dairy, and protein," says
Vera Hinrichsen, Executive Director.
Hinrichsen runs a day care center in Milan. And she agrees with the state
initiative to keep centers healthy.
think it will be great for Illinois kids. I think children get plenty of
chocolate milk, sugary snacks and television when they are outside of school.
It's important that while they're in school that we use all the time we have to
help explore and learn and prepare themselves for school," says Hinrichsen.
already implementing healthy habits into her day care.
some parents we spoke with say it isn't the state's job to get involved.
think they got more important things to do then that," says Dale Olsen, a
Taylor Ridge Grandfather.
proposal would ban television, make kids to go outside at least twice a day,
and forbid rewarding children with food.
think it's probably a good thing to a certain extent, but for the most part I
feel that most day cares are feeding our kids somewhat healthy," says James
Dilly, a Rock Island Father.
changes were first recommended by the Illinois early learning council, as an
effort to teach kids healthy habits at a young age.
always hope that the habits they learn here at school carry over into their
home life and adult life," says Hinrichsen.
The proposals are being reviewed by a special legislative
panel. The healthy changes could go into effect in six months.
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