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Check out the SNAP-Ed Page!

Check out the DEPC SNAP-Ed Health and Nutrition page! There are recipes, the Places to Grow & Play map, and games for kids!


My Plate Monday – Sugars

Did you know that “sugar” as an ingredient can go by many different names? Whenever you see names such as “corn syrup, fructose, maltose or high fructose corn syrup,” sugar has been added to the processed food. Limit sugar intake by drinking water, limiting desserts, choosing packaged foods with little or no added sugar. Be  … Read more


Fun Fact Friday!

#FunFactFriday Did you know the WAGE$ program has improved retention and education levels of teachers? WAGE$ provides education-based salary supplements to child care professionals. This leads to higher quality early care and education for children!

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Community Garden 2016 Dig In!

Come on out to the Community Garden across from DEPC on June 11th from 10:00am – 1:00pm! It is a wonderful opportunity to continue the work of feeding our community healthy, nutritious food that tastes great! It is also a chance to learn how to grow your own food in pots or your own backyard!


Wellness Wednesday

Do you know how much physical activity you need to be getting? Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day! Children need developmentally appropriate activities that are fun in order to successfully get the amount of physical activity needed. Adults need at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of physical activity each  … Read more

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Job Alert!

DEPC has a new job posting on the Employment page! We are looking for a Regional Behavior Specialist as well as still looking to fill the Quality Improvement Specialist and Accounting Specialist positions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Dietary guidelines provided by the USDA.

My Plate Monday – Healthy Eating

Do you have a healthy eating style? Do you try to eat foods from all five food groups (fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains and dairy)? Would you like to make a change but don’t know where to begin? The good news is small changes, likes swapping water for soda, make a difference and add up! Watch  … Read more


Fun Fact Friday

Did you know that 1 in 6 children who are not reading proficiently in 3rd grade do not graduate from high school on time? This is why we need Ready Schools that provide effective teaching and learning environments for K-3 students, inside and out, 365 days a year. Reach out to members in your community to help provide  … Read more


Wellness Wednesday

Physical activity simply means movement of the body that uses energy. To receive positive health benefits, it is best to perform moderate to vigorous physical activity. Moderate physical activity includes activities such as walking briskly, general gardeningand dancing while vigorous physical activity includes activities such as swimming, aerobics, and basketball.  See more at:

Take 25

Take 25 – Child Identification Event

In observance of National Missing Children’s Day, come join DEPC in a Take 25 Child Identification Event. There will be two sessions: 9:00am-12:00pm and 3:30pm-5:30pm. This event is FREE, however registration is required. Learn about Child ID services, Child Safety and more!