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Project Title

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC)

Funding Dates



NAPSACC LogoThe Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) program was an environmental intervention that aimed to affect change in the nutrition and physical activity practices, policies, and physical environments of child care facilities in support of healthy weight for young children. The NAP SACC program contained a number of components including a self-assessment instrument, continuing education workshops, collaborative action planning and technical assistance materials, and an extensive resource manual which includes copy ready materials. The NAP SACC intervention was designed for implementation through an existing infrastructure of public health professionals, typically registered nurses and health educators, trained as NAP SACC Consultants.

Research Areas 

Cardiovascular Health, Obesity, and Diabetes
Children’s Health
Nutrition and Physical Activity
Additional Topics

Principal Investigator

Diane Ward, EdD


North Carolina DHHS – Evaluation of Healthy Weight Initiative (HWI); American Schools of Public Health/CDC cooperative agreement S3407-2323 – An Evaluation of the NAP SACC: An Intervention in Child Care; Promoting Healthy Weight Through Child Care: The NAP SACC Program, CDC SIP 16-05; Healthy Weight: Linking Child Care Centers with the Home, NIDDKDK073044-02