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Achieving a state of healthy weight: ASHW 2016 report

Achieving a State of Healthy Weight: 2016 Update (ASHW 2016) reports changes that affect pediatric obesity prevention practices in child care licensing regulations enacted across the fifty states and the District of Columbia (collectively, the States) during calendar 2016. ASHW 2016 is the sixth annual update of the 2010 baseline study, Achieving a State of Healthy Weight: A National Assessment of Obesity Prevention Terminology in Child Care Regulations 2010 (ASHW 2010). In the baseline 2010 study, every child care licensing document that regulated center-based care, large or group family child care homes, and small family child care homes was reviewed and rated for the strength of regulatory text supporting or conflicting with 47 ASHW indicators, or healthy weight practices (HWPs). The subsequent ASHW update studies explored regulatory changes made by states during the calendar year that had effects upon HWPs in licensed early care and education (ECE) programs. ASHW indicators identify HWPs in ECE programs in the domains of Infant Feeding, Nutrition and Physical Activity/Screen Time. (author abstract)
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