The Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) program is an obesity prevention intervention that aims to improve the nutrition and physical activity environment, policies and practices of child care facilities.

Siouxland District Health Department is providing technical assistance to child care centers in Woodbury County that are interested in implementing NAP SACC principals.

Several local child care programs have taken the necessary steps to improve their nutrition and physical activity environment, policies, and practices. Siouxland District Health Department provided technical assistance to Apple Tree Preschool and Learning Center in Morningside, Mary Elizabeth Child Care Center, Crittenton Center Child Development Program, and Angel House Child Care. All centers completed a self-assessment process, developed action plans, provided workshops on physical activity, childhood obesity, and nutrition to staff, and completed a reassessment. All centers have made great strides to improve their environment for the betterment of the children they serve.

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Apple Tree Preschool and Learning Center

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Mary Elizabeth Child Care Center

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Crittenton Center Child Development Program

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Angel House Child Care

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Interested in learning more?

Read our Provider Recruitment letter, visit the NAP SACC website, and see what other centers have done.

Childcare Centers can contact Angela Drent at 279-6119 or to get started.

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