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Nebraska Little Voices for Healthy Choices - Initiative

Overview:

Over the past two years, over 400 child care providers across Nebraska were trained and almost half were recognized with a Healthy Child Care Award for their effortd to improve their child care program for healthy eating and physical activity. The training was focused on the NAP SACC Program which stands for Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC). To learn more about the Nebraska Healthy Child Care Initiative, click here for the 2012 Executive Summary (PDF) and click here for the NAP SACC Best Practices (PDF).
Current NAP SACC Trainings
Child Care providers may have the opportunity to attend an upcoming NAP SACC training. Partipating in a NAP SACC Training give providers a foundation of information, resources, and supports needed to improve healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in their centers and homes. Please contact Brian Coyle via email at brian.coyle@nebraska.gov to find out if there is a training happening in your area.
National Resources:
Let's Move Child Care: FREE on-line training and resources across 5 key areas:
Animal Trackers: A resonably priced physical-activity-based curriculum for preschool children ages 3-6.
Color Me Healthy: A resonably priced nutrition-based curriculum for child care providers.
Growing Up Wild: A low-cost physical activity curriculum focused on nature exploration with young children.
Team Nutrition for Child Care Provider: Free nutrition education resources to help providers provide healthy meals and snacks that kids want to eat!
Two Bite Club: A FREE downloadable, fun nutrition book for preschoolers.
Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs 2012:Select standards from Caring our Our Children, National Health and Safety Performance Standards, 3rd edition, focused on obesity prevention in child care programs.
 

 


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