Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC)
Healthier CACFP Awarded to Southeast Community College Child Development Center
Congratulations to the Southeast Community College Child Development Center for being selected for a Healthier CACFP Award! This award, established by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Mountain Plains Region, serves to recognize the outstanding efforts that are made by child care centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
The Southeast Community College Child Development Center has chosen to place physical activity in the forefront of the program to teach children and their families about the importance of nutrition and wellness. This center offers each child at least 120 minutes of active indoor and outdoor play each day. Making physical activity a part of every child’s day demonstrates the center’s focus on the wellness of their students, as well as its commitment to the health of our nation’s children.
Therefore, the USDA Food and Nutriiton Service, Mountain Plains Region has presented the Honors Healthier CACFP Award to the Southeast Community College Child Development Center in recognition of their exceptional efforts to improve the physical activity for children in their care.
The Nebraska Healthy Childcare Recognition & Awards Ceremony
On September 13, 2013, Nebraska Team Nutrition and Teach a Kid to Fish held “The Nebraska Healthy Childcare Recognition & Awards Ceremony” to honor 35 childcare facilities across the state of Nebraska that have successfully completed the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Childcare (NAP SACC) program and have thus improved the nutrition and wellness policies at their childcare centers. The First Lady of Nebraska, Sally Ganem, was the Guest of Honor at this event and presented each facility with its own framed certificate of completion.
The following centers were awarded: Academic Advantage CCC (3 locations), Aspen CDC, Bryan Health, Cathedral Daycare (Grand Island), CDC ( 2 locations), CEDARS CDC (2 locations), Children’s Place, Christ Kids CCC, Dimensions Early Education Program, Educare of Lincoln, Kids First CCC, Grandma’s CCC (Crete), Jack & Jill Daycare Center (North Platte), Ladybug Crossing CCC (North Platte), Quality Kids CCC (Bellevue), Sugar & Spice CCC (Kearney), Kidtopia (Kearney), La Petite Academy Center (2 locations), Little Kingdom Children’s Center, Noah’s Ark Christian Daycare Center, Northeast Family Center, A Place to Grow Center, Rosemont Daycare Center, Southeast Community College CDC, St. Mark’s Preschool/KIDZONE, Trinity Infant & Childcare Center (2 locations),
UNL Children’s Center, Westminster Preschool, Wesley Center (Norfolk), and Young Voices CCC.