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GoNAPSACC Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care

What is Go NAP SACC?
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5 Steps of Go NAP SACC

Go NAP SACC walks child care providers through five simple steps to make healthy changes to their program. The process includes the following key elements; (1) Assess current practices, (2) Attend a Go NAP SACC training, (3) Create an action plan, (4) Reach your goals, (5) Reassess and celebrate progress.

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What is Go NAP SACC?

From mealtime, to playtime, to story time, children have many opportunities each day to learn and practice healthy habits! Go NAP SACC is a trusted process that helps child care facilities go the extra mile to support children’s healthy eating and physical activity. Go NAP SACC is designed for facilities that care for children from the ages of birth to 5 years old.

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5 Focus Health Areas of Go NAP SACC

Go NAP SACC focuses on five main health areas; (1) Breastfeeding & Infant Feeding, (2) Child Nutrition, (3) Infant & Child Physical Activity, (4) Outdoor Play & Learning, (5) Screen Time.

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Getting Started with Go NAP SACC

If your child care facility is interested in participating in Go NAP SACC, ask the owner/director to create an account on this website. Then, find a Go NAP SACC training near you.

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Go NAP SACC & Step Up to Quality

Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) is Nebraska’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, which assists child care facilities in improving quality and increasing positive child outcomes for Nebraska's children. Go NAP SACC fits right in with the goals of SUTQ. Child care facilities can earn SUTQ points by participating in Go NAP SACC.

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Why Go NAP SACC?

Child care providers love Go NAP SACC for a variety of reasons. Providers can earn six free state approved, in-service hours, free nutrition and physical activity resources, free one-on-one support from a trainer and lots of fun incentives upon completion! Go NAP SACC is also integrated into Step Up to Quality.

  • Having a trainer to guide me to help better my program for my kids was really beneficial. It helped open my eyes to a wider assortment of nutrition and physical activity related things I’m able to do with my kids.
  • It was helpful having a second set of eyes looking at our policies so that we can provide the children with the best care.
  • Having a trainer to refer to and help us along with ideas and having her offer free materials to us to help us meet our goals.
  • Talking to your instructor and other providers gives you LOTS of helpful ideas and information.