TOP Star: Teaching Obesity Prevention in Childcare Settings
Posted by Healthy Living
June 7, 2017
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What is TOP Star?
TOP Star is a program developed by the Utah Department of Health and Utah's Local Health Departments to prevent obesity among children in childcare. The goal of TOP Star is to help childcare providers improve their center’s environment through nutrition and physical activity with technical support from local Health Department Consultants.
How do I become Endorsed?
What is Endorsement based on?
TOP Star endorsement is based on a point system measured by the final
self—assessment. There are three levels: One Star, Two Stars and Three stars.
Why TOP Star?
TOP Star endorsement helps you boost numbers at your child care facility by standing out to parents and showcasing your achievements in nutrition and physical
activity! All endorsed providers are promoted on the Utah Department of Health's, Salt Lake County Health Department’s and Care About Childcare’s Website. You will also
receive Information and resources with recipes, activities, and applicable news updates! Watch this video to see TOP Star’s impact on a Salt Lake County center.
Child Care Licensing Credit
Child care providers who earn TOP Star endorsement will receive up to 10 Hours of credit towards Child Care Licensing and Career Ladder Credit for Levels 1-3 or 5-8.
Contact your local TOP Star Consultants for more information and become TOP Star endorsed!