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Go NAPSACC Nation Advisory Group - 2024 Minutes 04/16/2024

Go NAPSACC’s Nation Advisory Group (NAG) continues its work in 2024, with the goals of increasing access and equitable use of Go NAPSACC, keeping the team informed and grounded in the realities of implementation, bringing representative stakeholders to the table to help influence Go NAPSACC's future direction, and improving communication between states that use Go NAPSACC. NAG participants will continue to have more opportunities to present to the group and hold leadership roles. For access to the 2024 meeting minutes and materials, click Read More.
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Digging Deeper - ECE Program Gardens 04/12/2024

Gardening helps teach children responsibility and promotes physical activity and outdoor experiences that support children’s health and development. However, not all children have access to outdoor spaces like gardens to learn and play.
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Go NAPSACC Research Infographics 03/19/2024

Go NAPSACC created infographics to share our research findings with early childhood educators, consultants, state partners, and researchers. The graphics summarize key points from Go NAPSACC’s research and explain how you can apply them to maximize your work with Go NAPSACC. Click read more to learn about enhancing your work with Go NAPSACC and building healthy habits in ECE!
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Go NAPSACC Language Updates 01/08/2024

Go NAPSACC knows that early care and education (ECE) is an undervalued yet crucial field that is essential in supporting children and families. We are committed to aligning with the latest research and developments in the ECE field. That is why we are shifting our language to honor ECE programs and early childhood educators and show respect for educators' skills, experience, and impact on children and their futures!
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Dr. Erik Willis Named as New Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group Director 01/04/2024

Dr. Erik Willis has been promoted to Director of the Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group at UNC-CH’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Dr. Willis received his Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the University of Kansas and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Yale University. He joined the Children's Healthy Weight Research Group as a Research Scientist in 2019. During his five years with the group, Dr. Willis has served as Principal Investigator, contributed his expertise across numerous projects, and led university committee initiatives.
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