IT’S EASY TO GO NAP SACC!

Build healthy eating and physical activity habits in children through our easy-to-use online tools.

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Why Go NAP SACC?

Whether you're a child care provider or a technical assistance professional, Go NAP SACC makes it easier than ever to give the children in your community a healthy start.

What Is Our Focus?

Explore how programs use Go NAP SACC to improve their practices, policies and environments to meet our best practices in these five areas.
Breastfeeding & Infant Feeding
Child Nutrition
Infant & Child Physical Activity
Outdoor Play & Learning
Screen Time
Breastfeeding & Infant Feeding
Best Practices Address
Breastfeeding Environment & Support Practices, Infant Foods Provided & Feeding Practices, Education & Professional Development, and Policy
Success Story
"We have a community member who is a doula and I invited her to come in and speak with our infant teachers to help unpack their feelings about breastfeeding and provide a broader understanding of the benefits of breastfeeding for the mom, the child, and the whole family. She also provided us with great resources that we can pass along to families. It can be hard for new moms to continue breastfeeding when they go back to work and now my teachers feel more empowered to help." - Sandy, Center Director, Guilford County NC
Child Nutrition
Best Practices Address
Foods & Beverages Provided, Feeding Environment & Practices, Menus & Variety, Education & Professional Development, and Policy
Success Story
"Before NAP SACC I was all - basically what can I fix the fastest and get the children to eat the quickest...Through the NAP SACC program I was shown a different way to approach our mealtimes and incorporate learning about where the meals came from, how they're prepared, how to serve and how to socialize sitting at the table." - Jackie, Family Child Care Home Owner, Craven County NC
Infant & Child Physical Activity
Best Practices Address
Time Provided, Indoor Play Environment, Daily Practices, Education & Professional Development, and Policy
Success Story
"In setting our goals, I was delighted to include a goal that incorporated physical activity with parent involvement. As a Head Start Center, we strive to include our families in each and every aspect of the program; Helping our families include physical fitness into their daily lives was a goal of ours. We hosted a "Panther Pride Football Camp" for our students and families. We transformed our Parent Center into an obstacle course and set up football drills. We even danced to the "Cha-Cha Slide" in an effort to hopefully cheer the Panthers onto victory. We can't wait to do it again next year!" - Sandy, Head Start Center Education Coordinator, Cabarrus County NC
Outdoor Play & Learning
Best Practices Address
Outdoor Playtime & Play Environment, Education & Professional Development, and Policy
Success Story
"We have a program that I would say was not as big on the physical activity aspect, especially if it was a cloudy or rainy day. And with Go NAP SACC they have actually started to look at ways to have the children go out. If it's not a huge downpour or it's not freezing, they have started to take the children out and require that they have maybe some rain gear and galoshes. And if they don't, the daycare usually has some on hand so the children can still go outside, get that fresh air, get a little bit of physical activity and get to experience what rain feels like on your face." - Kimiko, Childcare Resource & Referral Director, Franklin/Granville/Vance Counties, NC
Screen Time
Best Practices Address
Availability, Teacher Practices, Education & Professional Development, and Policy
Success Story
"I have included information about screen time on our parent bulletin board and also included this information/topic in our first Family Night of the year." - Lead Teacher, Duplin County NC

How Does It Work?

Go NAP SACC walks child care providers through 5 simple steps to make healthy changes to their programs.
Step 1:
Assess
Take a self-assessment to find areas for improvement.
Step 2:
Plan
Use the action planning tool to get set up for success.
Step 3:
Take Action
Use our library of tips and materials to put plans into action.
Step 4:
Learn More
Take a Go NAP SACC training and learn new skills to help kids be healthy.
Step 5:
Keep It Up
Assess again, celebrate progress and plan the next move!