Physical Activity and Nutrition
Public Health - Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) is committed to providing educational information on the importance of regular physical activity and proper nutrition for children, teenagers and adults.
Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) is part of a National Let’s Move! initiative to prevent childhood obesity. LMCC encourages and supports child care and early education providers to make positive changes in their programs in order to work toward a healthier future for children. LMCC is voluntary and for all types of programs: family child care homes, centers, Early Head Start and Head Start programs, preschool, tribal programs and faith-based programs.
As a child care provider you are in a unique role to help prevent childhood obesity. Children spend many hours in early care and education programs, as well as family child care. Help kids build good habits by ensuring your program is a healthy environment for children to learn.
For more information, visit our Let’s Move! Child Care Page. Click Here.
Child Care Resources for Parents
Public Health – Idaho North Central District supports schools in improving student wellness by providing technical assistance and educational information on the importance of regular physical activity and proper nutrition.
In addition, Public Health contributes as a member of the School Wellness Council for selected school districts participating in the State Department of Education School Health Activities project.
Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties (LMCTC) is part of a National Let’s Move! Initiative that works toward solving childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. LMCTC encourages and supports local elected officials to adopt long-term, sustainable, and holistic approaches to address the problem of childhood obesity. LMCTC is voluntary and Local elected officials who sign up as an LMCTC site are willing to commit to five goals:
- Goal 1: Start Early, Start Smart
- Goal 2: MyPlate, Your Place
- Goal 3: Smart Servings for Students
- Goal 4: Model Food Service
- Goal 5: Active Kids at Play
The five goals were created with the role of local elected officials in mind and leverage existing federal initiatives. The goals are achievable, measurable, and designed to promote sustainable strategies intended to improve the health of communities. In addition, LMCTC sites have the opportunity to earn national recognition at the gold, silver and bronze levels as they proceed in accomplishing the five goals and building healthier environments for children to thrive.