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(3D) Growing Healthy Children...(Room: Sagewood)
(Event: 2018 PA NEN & PA SNAP-Ed Conference)

May 01, 2018 9:15 am - May 01, 2018 10:30am
Session Type: Presentation


Lori McMonigal, Coordinator for Special Projects, TIU 11 Community Education and Workforce Services


Shannon Dryden, Healthy Early Childhood Coordinator for Get Healthy Philly, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Division of Chronic Disease Prevention; Dyan Schauer, Project Manager, TIU 11 Community Education and Workforce Services; Libby Ungvary, MEd ECELS Director, PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

As part of the Keystone Kids Go! (KKG) workgroup, our mission – like yours – is to improve the overall health of Pennsylvania’s children and their families. The Pennsylvania Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (PA NAP SACC) is an online self-assessment and professional development tool with documented results that validate its effectiveness in identifying opportunities for child care centers, groups and homes to improve their nutrition and physical activity environments, practices and policies. Specifically, the intervention targets policies as they relate to nutritional offerings and feeding environments along with changes in physical activity polices related to time allotted, indoor and outdoor play, and teacher practices.  Child Care Health Consultants from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics/Early Childhood Education Linkage System offer supports using the resource, Model Child Care Health Policies, 5th Edition, that provide guidance and sustainability to programs by ensuring that best practices are not only implemented, but also documented in written policy.

Join us to talk about factors that contribute to the rise in childhood obesity, and ways that state agencies are working together to improve the nutrition and physical activity habits of children and their adult role models through policy, systems and environmental change.  Get Health Philly, the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, will share recent recommendations passed by the Philadelphia Board of Health around beverages and screen time in early childhood settings and will demonstrate how their efforts integrate with PA NAP SACC and inspire action around nutrition and physical activity practices and policies throughout child care programs in the city. Gain access to resources and opportunities that encourage programs to implement manageable changes that will result in a huge, healthy impact.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe and locate at least two new resources related to children's health and wellness that they will be able to integrate into their work and share with the audiences with whom they work.
  • Participants will be able to list the steps of the PA NAP SACC continuous quality improvement process: self-assessment, action planning, implementation, re-self-assessment, and reflection.
  • Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions related to the PA NAP SACC process and how it can be adapted and used in various programs.



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This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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