Idaho Physical Activity and Nutrition Program (IPAN)
Mission: To promote a culture of health and vigor by encouraging and enabling Idahoans to be physically active and make good food choices, across the lifespan.
IPAN oversees the Physical Activity and Nutrition Program, Fit and Fall Proof™, Living Well in Idaho (Stanford's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program), and the Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Idaho network.
Working with Idaho organizations, businesses, communities and the seven local public health districts, these programs provide public health education on physical activity, nutrition, school health, injury prevention, chronic disease management, and overall well-being to Idahoans of all ages.
IPAN established Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Idaho - a voluntary network of organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals committed to creating an environment where all Idahoans value and have access to healthy food options as well as places and opportunities to be physically active to improve health and well being. If you are interested in collaborating to make Idaho healthier with a network of like-minded people, visit our website: www.HEALidaho.com to request a membership and learn more.
IPAN's main message, "Do It For Life!" includes four core messages:
|"Small Steps=Big Changes" encourages Idahoans to make small, sustained changes in activity and eating habits for improved health.
||"30/60 Everyday" reminds us that adults need 30 minutes and children 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity
||"Enjoy Nutrient Rich Foods" encourages consumption of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish and eggs, whole grains, beans and nuts, and fat-free and low-fat dairy for better health.
||"Energy In/Energy Out" describes the concept of energy balance, the key to weight control.