Established in 1970, UNOW serves children from three months through five years of age. UNOW believes that “all aspects of a child's development — physical, social, emotional and cognitive — are equally important, and that all children possess the right to learn in their own way and at their own pace in the continual process of discovering the self, other human beings, and the world.”
UNOW is interested in research that will help the organization better understand how to help mothers feel more confident in their decisions about whether or not to breastfeed. A lactation room is provided and mothers are welcome to bring in breastmilk in addition to formula if they choose. Also of interest is the debate about how much children should eat. Some parents want certain foods restricted. UNOW uses a state food program, provides balanced meals, and monitors sugar intake. What are the recommendations concerning the quantity of healthy food a child should have?