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First Lady Recognizes Empower

By | May 23rd, 2012|Prevention|

The First Lady’s Let’s Move! Child Care initiative recognized our Empower program for exceptional work to promote young children’s health and prevent childhood obesity in the early care and education setting last week.  We were selected for recognition for carrying out exceptional work to promote and implement the goals of Let’s Move! Child Care, including using [...]

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Empower Program Gets National Recognition

By | April 6th, 2012|Licensing, Prevention|

Our Physical Activity and Nutrition and Child Care Licensing programs were selected for a national award from  Let’s Move!- Child Care for our outstanding work to promote young children’s health and prevent childhood obesity through the Empower program and our training videos.  Our work will be showcased at the May 9 Let’s Move! Child Care [...]

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Empower Program Stepping it Up- Nationally

By | June 24th, 2011|Licensing, Prevention|

This is a story about making great-tasting sugar free lemonade from lemons.  About a year and a half ago the legislature passed a bill that eliminated our general funds for licensing (nursing homes, assisted living, hospitals, behavioral health, child care etc.).  In exchange, the Bill included a provision that gave us “exempt” rulemaking authority to collect [...]

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Communities Putting Prevention to Work

By | April 21st, 2011|Prevention|

Our ADHS Communities Putting Prevention to Work Program was highlighted at a national CDC conference this month with over 1,000 attendees from states, territories, communities and tribes.  Our team presented on the Arizona Baby Steps for Breastfeeding Success that’s working with 31 Arizona Perinatal Trust certified hospitals to develop institutional changes in maternity care practices [...]

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Building Healthy Chefs @ AZ Pre-schools

By | March 11th, 2011|Licensing, Prevention|

Our Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity just completed a series of free cooking-based nutrition trainings for childcare providers in Arizona.  The Cooking Matters curriculum from Share our Strength, as part of the Wal-Mart Foundation Health Initiatives, gives childcare providers the opportunity to learn how to prepare healthy meals and snacks on a limited budget and [...]

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