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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
  6. EIPH has worked with over 50 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 the Let's Move! Assessment and/or workshops, 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

Worksite Wellnes Promotion
Worksite environments have a significant impact on employees' overall health, and employers can experience meaningful benefits from maintaining a healthy workforce.

EIPH is currently implementing the National Healthy Worksite Health Scorecard with businesses in Eastern Idaho. The Scorecard was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Health Scorecard is a tool designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions or strategies in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.

If you would like more information about worksite wellness, or would like to take a CDC Health Scorecard Assessment at your business, please call Timalee Geisler at 533-3149. Click here for more information about the Health Scorecard.

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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