“Learning about keeping physically fit, eating right, and healthy living.”
Tutor Time Childcare/ Learning Center is putting healthy living in the spotlight as a key part of our commitment to the development of the whole child. This comprehensive effort, called Grow Fit™, emphasizes the value of nutrition and physical activity in helping children reach their full potential. Tutor Time Child Care of Norwalk, Milford and Shelton will offer tastings of fruits and vegetables for the Preschool and Pre-K children to try each week. In addition to one hour of daily outdoor playground time, the Preschool and Pre –K children will be participating in daily physical fitness activities within the classroom
This initiative puts greater emphasis on health education already included in the Tutor Time LifeSmart curriculum. The focus on healthy lifestyles comes as the U.S. is experiencing an increase in health risks directly tied to food choices and physical inactivity.
Grow Fit is designed to help pave the way for a lifetime of healthy habits. By encouraging balanced nutrition practices and physical activity in early childhood, Tutor Time is helping children prevent chronic disease later in life. The program includes the following goals at our Shelton, Milford and Norwalk locations to help build a generation of healthy children:
• Physical Activity: 1-2 hours every day with a combination of playground, classroom and home activity.
• Screen Time: At school, no television is offered with a goal of limited screen time at home.
• Food: More fruits and veggies encouraged in lunches. Snack tastings of fruits or vegetables are offered weekly with discussions about healthy food choices such as fruits and veggies whole grains, lean meats, beans and legumes.
• Beverages: Water available, whenever. No sugar-sweetened drinks. For ages 2+: low-fat or non-fat milk. Limiting 100% juice – no more than 4-6 oz. per day.
• Infant Feeding: Tutor Time supports parents’ decisions about infant feeding. Breastfeeding moms can provide their milk to their infants and are welcome to breastfeed during school time.