Health & Nutrition Program-Family Day Homes

Health & Nutrition Program- Family Day Homes
Joyanne Manning

Joyanne Manning is the coordinator for Children’s Harbor’s Health & Nutrition program. I received my culinary degree in 2010 and have worked in restaurants, school and assisted living facilities in the area. I love cooking and all things food and nutrition. I originally started out in my career wanting to be a chef and maybe own a restaurant and after a few years I began leaning into nutrition. I eventually went back to school and received a degree in nutrition. I love the science and seeing first-hand the difference proper nutrition can make in adults and children’s lives. I love helping create menus, meal planning and preparation. I soon began working in schools as a cafeteria manager then eventually as the nutrition director. I am ServSafe certified and a ServSafe proctor. I can also proctor the food handler’s certification. I am also a FARE Check Allergy trainer.

My true passion is helping educators, children and parents. Nutrition for our children is something that I feel has been overlooked for years and I am glad to see more and more programs bringing this need to light. I want to set our next generation of children up for success and as many of us know nutrition is a part of that. Proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices start young. Introducing children to foods that they have never seen or may never get the chance to see encourages them to make better nutritional choices in the future. Family style dinning helps gives children confidence in their choices and decision-making abilities.

Children’s Harbor Health & Nutrition Program (CHHN) serves as a sponsoring organization for the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program, or CACFP. We provide monetary reimbursements for family day home providers across the Hampton Roads area that serve healthy meals and snacks in their home. Benefits of joining CACFP with Children’s Harbor Health and Nutrition include:

  • Monthly CACFP food program reimbursements for participating family day home providers
  • Fun, educational curriculum centered around health and nutrition
  • Nutrition and food safety training for family day home providers
  • And so much more

In order to qualify, you must be state licensed, voluntarily registered by the state of Virginia, a subsidy vendor with the state of Virginia, or certified by the United States military to provide day care services in your home. Please contact Joyanne Manning, USDA Coordinator, at joyanne@childrensharbor.cc or call (757) 397-2984 for more information about obtaining approval to participate.

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