Here’s a great opportunity for WV child care centers from KEYS 4 HealthyKids, a Try This partner!  

Deadline coming up: April 10.  All centers that register get great materials!

In late April, KEYS 4HealthyKids – a Try This partner – will offer Key 2 a Healthy Start, an activity-packed, FREE training for child care center employees who want to teach healthy habits that can prevent childhood obesity and future chronic disease.

* Key 2 a Healthy Start is organized by West Virginia’s nationally-acclaimed KEYS 4HealthyKids.

* Attendees receive 18 hours of WV STARS registered training.

Participating child care centers attend three one-day workshops packed with creative ways to:

  • Help children develop good nutrition habits
  • Weave physical activity through the children’s day
  • Create a gardening program that can be combined with math, science and gardening
  • Promote personal health and wellness habits
  • Enhance parent communication
  • Ideas for healthy celebrations
  • All participating Key 2 a Healthy Start centers receive MyPlate portion plates for every child, portable physical activity equipment, parent communication materials, and much more!

* Workshops are presented by highly-trained staff, including a pediatrician, a registered dietician and a pediatric exercise physiologist.

* Detailed information about the workshops at

The first 30 centers to register will be entered into a drawing to win the prize package below!

The package includes:

  •         MyPlate parachute
  •         Five MyPlate beach balls
  •         MyPlate portion plate for 2-5 yr olds
  •         Six playground balls
  •         Set of 12 wrist ribbons
  •         Yogarilla activity cards
  •         Five-gallon water dispenser

To register or get more information, contact Jessica Dianellos at or call 304-388-3409.

KEYS 4HealthyKids – FREE training for child care centers