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Go NAP SACC (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care) is a suite of online tools that help early care and education (ECE) programs nationwide do more to support children’s nutrition and physical activity habits. Go NAP SACC is an update and expansion of NAP SACC, a policy and environmental intervention that is highly regarded within the public health community and used by many states to support healthy eating and physical activity in young children. It is used by technical assistance professionals to support obesity prevention practices in ECE programs.

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PURPOSE.  Go NAP SACC provides online tools to support our 5-step quality improvement model. Using our tools, ECE programs assess their current practices, set goals for improvement, and access educational resources to help them meet those goals. With support from Go NAP SACC and, when possible, technical assistance professionals, ECE programs strive to implement best practices related to their provisions, practices, and policies in child nutrition, breastfeeding & infant feeding, infant & child physical activity, outdoor play & learning, and/or screen time.

REACH.  Go NAP SACC is freely available to all ECE programs in North Carolina. It has been used by over 260 ECE programs in 44 North Carolina counties. Additionally, NAP SACC has been piloted in five other states (Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Virginia). Go NAP SACC is available to any state agency or state-wide non-profit organization interested in providing ECE programs access to the site. States outside North Carolina currently pay a membership fee for access.

The original NAP SACC program has been used or adapted for use in over 30 states as well as Canada and the United Kingdom.

GRANTORS

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
McKing Consulting

TEAM

Margaret Stebelton, MPH – Project Manager
Ellie Morris, MPH – Education & Outreach Coordinator
Regan Burney, PhD – Evaluator
Christina McWilliams, MPH – Education & Outreach Consultant

To learn more about Go NAP SACC please visit www.gonapsacc.org or email us at gonapsacc@unc.edu.