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.
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, Native American Child Care Center, Mary Elizabeth Child Care Center, Crittenton Center Child Development Program, Angel House Child Care, Building Blocks Preschool and Child Care Center in Sioux City and in Sergeant Bluff, and Story Time Preschool & Child Care Center on Morningside Ave and on South Cecelia in Sioux City. 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.
Little Lambs Preschool & Child Care, Sergeant Bluff
Helping Hands Preschool & Child Care
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.