Be Active Kids® and Go NAPSACC are joining forces! After 21 years as a program of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, the award-winning Be Active Kids program is pleased to announce that it will be incorporated into the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s nationally recognized Go NAPSACC program.
“For More than two decades, Be Active Kids has done amazing work to create a culture of health in North Carolina’s child care centers by working with more than 5,000 centers to train 20,000 child care providers in best practices around physical activity and good nutrition,” said Dr. John Lumpkin, president of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. “We are so proud of the work they have done and we’re excited to see what’s possible with the new partnership.” A team of researchers and public health professionals with UNC-CH’s Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group, located at the Center for Health Promotion Disease Prevention, will investigate the best ways to build on and utilize components of the Be Active Kids program in Go NAPSACC’s suite of online tools.” It is an exciting development to welcome Be Active Kids into the Go NAPSACC Team. By combining our two successful programs we will improve our ability to build healthy habits in young children across North Carolina and the nation,” said Dr. Dianne Ward, director of the Children’s Healthy Weight Research group. For more information, visit Be Active Kids FAQs
Submitted by: Richard M. Rairigh