California Preschools SHINE Elements and Criteria


The California Preschools Shaping Healthy Impressions through Nutrition and Exercise (SHINE) Web section provides practical guidance to create learning environments that develop healthy eating habits and provide opportunities for preschool children to learn and be active.

Select from the menu on the left to review the 10 essential elements and find criteria, tools, and resources to help your family child care home or child care center shine.

For more information about Preschools SHINE see the California Department of Education – Nutrition Services Division Web page and flyer (PDF). The Healthy and Active Preschoolers site also features a wealth of professional development and teaching materials to make your program the best it can be!

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