An Apple A Day

50 Years of Providing Hope Through Recovery
Addictions Care Center of Albany - Proudly Sponsored by MVP Health Care

nreppThe An Apple A Day© curriculum is listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) as a federally recognized intervention.

An Apple A Day© is also recognized by the New York State Department of Education as a “Promising Practice” Program.

An Apple A an_apple_a_dayDay©  is ACCA’s literacy-based alcohol and substance abuse prevention program that focuses on building self-esteem and developing healthy habits in children.

Our program begins in Kindergarten and is delivered each year for eight weeks, through the fourth grade, so that we are able to reach children on a regular basis long before underage drinking behaviors are established.

The Apple A Day© Train-the-Trainer seminars are designed to help agencies/schools learn about concepts for children which include building self-esteem, developing healthy habits, finding a safe place, making positive choices and trusting a safe person. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to utilize the curriculum to implement An Apple A Day© prevention program at specific worksites; schools and after school programs; community centers; family treatment programs; community based residency programs; family resource centers and anywhere else this course may benefit children. This Train-the-Trainer program includes a complete An Apple A Day© curriculum.

Concepts for Children

  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Developing Healthy Habits
  • Finding a Safe Place
  • Making Good Choices
  • Trusting a Safe Person

Curriculum* Includes

  • Instructional Video
  • Lesson Plans
  • Book Summaries
  • Student Journal Pages
  • Drug Fact Sheets
  • Sample Letters to Parents
  • Evaluation Tools
  • Resource Guide
  • Book Lists

*All items may be reproduced

Kindergarten Through Fourth Grade Literacy Skills Development

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
For more information about An Apple A Day®, please contact Jennifer Vitkus, Director of Community Education, at (518) 465-5829 or


For technical assistance on An Apple A Day© please contact ACCA’s Community Education Program at (518) 465-5829.
CLICK HERE for a Comprehensive Prevention Program Profile.

Do you or a loved
one need help?

Call: 518.434.2367
or contact us

Make a Gift

Support the ACCA with a financial or in-kind gift.

Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc.

“We believe that addiction is both preventable & treatable”