Mecklenburg County Health Department
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
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Healthy Futures Starting in the Kitchen teaches childcare cooks basic nutrition and how to prepare healthy, delicious foods that appeal to young children. The program is funded by Smart Start of Mecklenburg County and is facilitated by a partnership with Mecklenburg County Health Department and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to address childhood obesity. Since the first pilot program in Summer 2008, 83 cooks from 73 centers have completed Healthy Futures Starting in the Kitchen. Future plans include basic nutrition, menu planning and cost analysis for administrators and continuing education classes for graduates.
Childcare cooks for 3, 4, and 5 star centers and centers in a residence in Mecklenburg County can apply for the program.
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Ongoing InteractionWe believe on-going interaction is key to making changes that last.
Healthy Futures Starting in the Kitchenis funded by Smart Start of Mecklenburg County.