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Let’s Move! Child Care Celebrates 3rd Anniversary: Super Fun, Super Fit!

During this 3rd anniversary of Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC), we recognize the outstanding efforts of the thousands of providers who have committed to working towards the Initiative’s best practices for healthy nutrition, physical activity, breastfeeding support, and screen time.

Children performed various physical movements to Shawn Brown's "Super Fun Show" theme song. (Photo credit: Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet)

St. John’s Head Start in Joliet, IL is one LMCC provider who is focusing extra attention on getting kids to move throughout the day. The end of the year Super Fit Show has become a much anticipated celebration for preschoolers at St. John’s. It is during this event when the kids display their fitness skills in grand fashion. The children and staff participate in various movement activities, and the parents receive healthy snacks and nutritional information, including recipes, to promote healthy eating at home.  This year’s celebration was even featured in the local newspaper!

Children showed how well they learned Beyonce's "Move Your Body" dance. (Photo credit: Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet)

St. John’s serves nearly 300 children ages 3 to 5 years old and is one of five Head Start locations belonging to the Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet.  “We joined Let’s Move! Child Care to help raise a healthier generation of kids,” explained Nykisha Barefield, senior site supervisor. Barefield said the Center promotes all of the goals of LMCC and puts a special emphasis on increasing physical activity and promoting healthy eating.

Read more about how St. John’s is getting kids to move throughout the day and helping them to make good food choices.