Teaching Obesity Prevention in Childcare Settings, or TOP Star, is a great program that inspires healthier food options and more physical play. This program, developed by the Utah Department of Health, local health departments, and others, was created to teach our future generations to be healthier. The program is designed to signify certain levels of compliance—we are rated three stars, the highest level!
Being level three means we offer multiple fruits and vegetables daily, introducing new or less known, fresher choices. We use enriched whole grain options, with more home cooked meals, and much less processed food items.
In addition to these choices, we have set up our schedule to maximize large motor play! We have recess daily, playing outside in the fresh air. We complement recess time with bikes, scooters, basketballs and basketball court, jump ropes, hula hoops, chalk, bubbles, slides, climbing wall, and more! We play games and set up relay races, dig and build in the sand, and really enjoy our physical education! On poor air quality days, we stay inside and set up obstacle courses inside with folding mats, balancing opportunities, jumping activities, climbing and crawling tunnels, and yoga-style exercise.
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