IT’S EASY TO GO NAPSACC!

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

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Why Go NAPSACC?

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

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS?

Explore how programs use Go NAPSACC to improve their practices,
policies and environments to meet our best practices in these five areas.

Child Nutrition
Breastfeeding & Infant Feeding
Farm to ECE
Oral Health
Infant & Child Physical Activity
Outdoor Play & Learning
Screen Time
Child Nutrition
Best Practices Address
  • Foods & Beverages Provided
  • Feeding Environment & Practices
  • Menus & Variety
  • Education & Professional Development
  • Policy
Before NAPSACC I was all - basically what can I fix the fastest and get the children to eat the quickest...Through the NAPSACC 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
Breastfeeding & Infant Feeding
Best Practices Address
  • Breastfeeding Environment & Support Practices
  • Infant Foods Provided & Feeding Practices
  • Education & Professional Development
  • Policy
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
Farm to ECE
Best Practices Address
  • Local Foods Provided
  • Gardening
  • Education & Professional Development
  • Policy
Connecting a farmer to the child care centers has been an amazing experience for the children, parents and center staff. The children so enjoy visiting the farmer's market to pick up their weekly food order, but the real excitement comes when they get to unpack the produce box and discover what's inside. Adding Farm to ECE has opened up a whole new world of science and nature exploration for the children and I am thrilled to be able to assist the directors, teachers and chefs as they expand their classroom nutrition education to include Farm to ECE.
- Patty, Early Childhood Health and Wellness Specialist, Randolph County
Oral Health
Best Practices Address
  • Toothbrushing
  • Foods & Beverages Provided
  • Teacher Practices
  • Education & Professional Development
  • Policy
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Infant & Child Physical Activity
Best Practices Address
  • Time Provided
  • Indoor Play Environment
  • Daily Practices
  • Education & Professional Development
  • Policy
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
  • Policy
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 NAPSACC 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
  • Daily Practices
  • Education & Professional Development
  • Policy
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 NAPSACC 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 NAPSACC training and learn new skills to help kids be healthy.
Step 5:
Keep It Up Assess again, celebrate progress and plan the next move!