San Carlos Apache Tribe NOPA Program
Nutrition, Obesity and Physical Activity (NOPA)
Teaching young children (ages 0-5) to eat healthy and enjoy exercise creates habits that will help them lead healthier lifestyles as adults. Funded by a grant from First Things First, the Nutrition, Obesity and Physical Activity (NOPA) program provides parents/guardians, childcare providers and educators with resources to help all San Carlos Apache members live healthier lives.
To learn more about the programs we offer, contact:
Grow It, Try It, Like It!
A garden-themed nutrition education program that introduces new fruits and vegetables to young children. Use the resources below and start trying new foods as a family!
Fruit and Vegetable Videos
Eating Smart, Being Active
The eight session healthy eating and active living curriculum provides parents/guardians tools to help their families live a healthier lifestyle.
Lessons content includes:
- Physical activity
- Healthy lifestyle choices
- Food preparation (cooking skill development)
- Food safety
Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures
The 5 session course gives childcare providers the tools to help children get a healthy start. Sign up for your sessions and get more information by contacting Melody Thomas.
The five health goals covered during the sessions include:
- Reducing screen time
- Increasing physical activity
- Improving food choices
- Supporting breast feeding
- Offering healthy beverages
Cooking healthy food doesn't have to be difficult. There are many easy and delicious recipes you can make as a family. Try a few of the recipes below for your next meal!