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Go NAP SACC Online Tool and Evaluation


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Principal Investigator: Dipti Dev

Funding Information

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Subcontract from: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS)

Award Date: Oct 1, 2017

End Date: Jul 31, 2022


This project is funded by a subcontract from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Go NAP SACC is a user-friendly online tool for early childhood care and education programs focused on building healthy eating and physical activity habits in children. It is based on a set of best practices developed from recent research and guidelines in the field. 

Programs use Go NAP SACC to improve their practices, policies and environments and meet these best practices. 

Go NAP SACC leads the way to healthy change in five steps:

  1. Assess: Take a self-assessment to find areas for improvement.
  2. Plan: Use the action planning tool to get set up for success.
  3. Take Action: Use our library of tips and materials to put plans into action.
  4. Learn More: Take a Go NAP SACC training and learn new skills to help kids be healthy.
  5. Keep it up: Assess again, celebrate progress and plan the next move.

Go NAP SACC builds on the strong foundation of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAPSACC) with the most up-to-date research and national guidelines. It provides expanded resources that can be tailored to each individual program.

Social, Emotional and Behavioral Well-being, Early Childhood Education and Development

Dipti Dev, principal investigator, shares some healthy eating ideas with children.
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