Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.* The Healthy Apple Program is a PSE Change tool designed to improve the nutrition, physical activity practices, and environment of child care facilities. The program is a FREE, voluntary opportunity for child care providers to assess their program’s nutrition and/or physical activity practices, receive support to make improvements, and be recognized for meeting best practices. The goal of the initiative is to empower and assist child care providers in promoting and establishing lifelong healthy habits, ultimately aiming to reduce rates of childhood obesity.
- Pilot Tested
* SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.