24 Child Care Sites in Lemon Grove Receive Wellness Champion Designation


The Lemon Grove HEAL Zone and YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) hosted a graduation celebration on November 7th for twenty-four child care providers who have earned a Wellness Champion designation. Providers worked with a Health Educator from the YMCA CRS to improve healthy food and physical activity opportunities at their sites.

All providers developed and established a wellness policy for their site insuring continued focus on health and wellness. Almost all of the graduates (21) built gardens and are following the Farm to Preschool Curriculum. "The children are asking for seconds of fresh produce and no longer using Ranch dip," said Carey Dunaway,
from Merry Go Round Learning Center. The children are planting seeds, watering, tending and looking forward to their first harvest.