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In Henderson County

Smart Start is partnering with the Henderson County Department of Public Health to provide a health educator to support several child care centers in Henderson County as they work to improve policies, practices, and environments to support the health and well-being of our community’s children.

At the National Level

GO NAPSACC was created by a team of researchers and public health professionals through UNC-Chapel Hill. They knew that early childhood is our best chance to not only prevent many health problems but also to tackle current health disparities. Habits are formed during these early years, including those around food, physical activity, and other health behaviors. It was their aim to improve the health of young children across the nation. We recognize the importance of engaging the child care community, as these programs provide a foundation for healthy child development.

Go NAPSACC works with child care providers to improve the health of young children through practices, policies, and environments that instill habits supporting lifelong health and well-being. We offer modules on key topics like healthy eating, physical activity, and oral health.

Go NAPSACC is designed with the child care provider in mind. The flexible program allows providers to focus on any of the seven modules. The 5 steps of Go NAPSACC help child care providers prioritize, plan, and take action to make healthy changes.

Visit https://gonapsacc.org/ to learn more.