Shape North Carolina: Healthy Starts for Young Children, is an initiative by the North Carolina Partnership for Children to improve the nutrition and physical activity practices in young children, childcare providers and families. In the first three years, the project created 18 model early-learning centers. In the next three years, the project expanded to over 100. Shape NC provides Go NAP SACC tools and nutrition technical assistance.

Shape NC is the first group to pilot the Go NAP SACC self-assessment tool. Five Go NAP SACC self-assessments are used to evaluate the program. Shape NC offers continuing technical assistance on Go NAP SACC tools and nutrition questions.


Nutrition Technical Assistance: The project offers in-person nutrition training to Shape NC’s technical assistance providers and Hub Specialists.