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About Texas Healthy Building Blocks

Texas Healthy Building Blocks, powered by Go NAPSACC, is a Texas initiative aimed at promoting evidence-based obesity prevention practices among early childhood education programs for children aged 0-5.

About Texas Healthy Building Blocks
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Texas Healthy Building Blocks Recognition Modules

The CDC cites a worrying 1 in 5 children aged 2-5 are clinically overweight or obese, exposing them to potential short and long-term health risks. As many of these children spend considerable time in out-of-home care, these education programs and centers play a vital role in early obesity prevention.

The Texas Healthy Building Blocks program offers seven modules an Early Childcare Education Program can gain recognition badges in:

  • Child Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Screen Time
  • Outdoor Play & Learning
  • Breastfeeding & Infant Feeding
  • Oral Health
  • Farm-to-ECE

Participating programs receive continuous guidance from a Technical Assistance Consultant, facilitating goal setting and achievement towards healthier environments for children.  As an added benefit, recognized programs can display badges and awards on their premises and achievement on marketing materials, signaling to parents that they’ve committed to additional training and best practices to ensure children’s health is a priority which is required to attain distinguished badges of recognition.