NAP SACC Learning Collaborative

Live Well Omaha Kids supports our state’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment in Child Care (NAP SACC) efforts. NAP SACC is an evidence –based tool to help improve child care environments related to nutrition and physical activity. NAP SACC involves five main steps:

  • Self-assessment of the child care facility
  • Action Planning and Goal Setting with a NAP SACC Consultant
  • Participation in five fun, interactive, and educational workshops (for inservice credit and Step Up to Quality)
  • Work with a NAP SACC consultant to implement your plan and successfully reach your goal 
  • Evaluate, Revise, and Repeat

NAP SACC is a tool used across the US to help support child care providers in positively  impacting the nutrition and physical activity for children from birth to age 5. Importantly, NAP SACC is also part of Nebraska Step Up to Quality program and child care centers can earn points toward increasing their quality rating.

Here are a few examples of some of the goals that NAP SACC currently targets:

  • Increasing servings of whole grains
  • Implementing a three-week cycle menu
  • Implementing family-style dining
  • Improving staff modeling of appropriate eating habits
  • Increasing training for staff in physical activity
  • Implementing a comprehensive daily physical activity policy
  • Increasing the minutes children spend engaging in physical activity each day

Check out Nebraska NAP SACC for more information.