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Idaho Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)

The Idaho Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) progam contracts with Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) to effect changes that have a positive impaIPANct on the health of Idahoans and focuses on strategies and practices that make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for all Idaho communities. Click here for more information about IPAN.

IPAN programs offered through EIPH:

Let's Move! Child Care
Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative that was launched in 2010 and is dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

One in five children are overweight or obese by the age of six. Child care and early education providers are a powerful force in children's lives. Providers can help children learn habits that prevent childhood obesity and can keep them healthy for life.

The Let's Move! Child Care Campaign focuses on five key areas of childhood obesity prevention:

  1. Physical Activity
  2. Screen Time
  3. Food
  4. Beverages
  5. Infant Feeding

EIPH has worked with over 70 child care facilities in Eastern Idaho to complete the Let's Move! Child Care assessment. This activity is free to child care facilities. Resources, best practices, and technical assistance have been provided to help the facilities make simple, but effective, changes to help reduce childhood obesity.

EIPH continues to partner with the IdahoSTARS program to hold Let's Move! Child Care Workshops. These workshops will provide education and training, in addition to IdahoSTARS credits, to providers in Eastern Idaho. If you are a child care or early education partner, and would like to participate in a free training, or if you have questions about this program, please call the IPAN coordinator, Kaylene Craig at 533-3151. For more information about Let's Move! Child Care click here.

Parents - if you would like information to help find quality child care, or information and resources about healthy eating, play, and growth for young children visit these websites:iaeyc

Kaylene Craig
Idaho Physical Activity and Nutrition Program Coordinator
Eastern Idaho Public Health
1250 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
208-533-3151
E-mail: kcraig@eiph.idaho.gov

 

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