Eat Well Play Hard Champions

New York State Department of Health, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings (EWPHCCS) Initiative


Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) and is included as a research-tested intervention in the SNAP-Ed Library. The Champions program is a 16-week intervention that focuses on improving the nutrition and physical activity behaviors of preschool-aged children and their parents and caregivers by using educational strategies and skill-building activities to promote healthy behavior change. The program also builds social support within the child care environment by including teachers in lessons and encouraging positive role modeling and classroom reinforcement of nutrition and physical activity messages.

Interested in Eat Well Play Hard Champions?

Child care centers and Head Starts in New York State may be eligible to participate in Champions programming through an Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings grantee in their region. For more information or to see if your center might be eligible, contact the New York State Child and Adult Care Food Program at 1-800-942-3858 or

Parent Resources

Click the following link to access parent resources to help your family eat healthier and move more: Parent Resources.

SNAP-Ed Resources

SNAP-Ed Library, USDA
SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework and Interpretive Guide, USDA
Nutrition Education Materials, USDA

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.