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Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Nhan Lilly A., Vitale Elyse Homel, Yoshida Sallie, Ritchie Lorrene D., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Infant nutrition can influence development, eating behaviors and obesity risk. Nearly half of infants in the U.S. are in non-parental care where they consume much of their daily nutrition. Because little is known about the quality of infant…
Ruvalcaba Elizabeth, Chung Shang-En, Rand Cynthia S., Riekert Kristin A., Eakin Michelle N., February, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: Asthma disproportionately affects minority groups, low income populations, and young children under 5. Head Start (HS) programs predominantly serve this high-risk population, yet staff are not trained on asthma management. The objective…
Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Yoshida Sallie, Vitale Elyse Homel, Hecht Kenneth, Ritchie Lorrene D., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Nationally, child care providers serve nutritious food to over 4.5 million children each day as part of the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). As implementation of the first major revisions to the CACFP standards occurs…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Vaughn Amber, Tovar Alison, Ostbye Truls, Mazzucca Stephanie, Ward Dianne Stanton, 01 July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Developing healthy eating behaviors and food preferences in early childhood may help establish future healthy diets. Large numbers of children spend time in child care, but little research has assessed the nutritional quality of meals…
Dave Jayna M., Cullen Karen W., June, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To assess the agreement of posted menus with foods served to 3- to 5-year-old children attending federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)-enrolled facilities, and the degree to which the facilities met the new meal patterns and…
Swindle Taren, Patterson Zachary, Boden Carrie J., July/August 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: Studies on factors associated with nutrition practices in early care and education settings often focus on sociodemographic and programmatic characteristics. This qualitative study adapted and applied Belsky's determinants of parenting…
Young Chelsea A., Stookey Jodi, Patel Anisha I., Chan Curtis, Evans Jane, Cohn Karen, Agana Luz, Yen Irene H. (Irene Hwei), Fernandez Alicia, Cabana Michael D., September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Asthma is a common health condition for children in childcare. National recommendations for asthma in childcare exist. However, no studies have investigated the extent to which childcare centers adhere to these recommendations. We aimed to assess…
O'Neill Jennifer R., Pfeiffer Karin A., Dowda Marsha, Pate Russell R., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little is known about the relationship between children's physical activity (PA) in preschool (in-school) and outside of preschool (out-of-school). This study described this relationship. Methods: Participants were 341 children (4.6 +/- 0.3 years)…
Prussin II Aaron J., Vikram Amit, Bibby Kyle J., Marr Linsey C., 04 March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Children's daycare centers appear to be hubs of respiratory infectious disease transmission, yet there is only limited information about the airborne microbial communities that are present in daycare centers. We have investigated the microbial…

Kharofa Roohi Y., Kalkwarf Heidi J., Khoury Jane C., Copeland Kristen A., February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Mealtime best practices for obesity prevention in child care have been developed from experimental studies and expert opinion. Our objective was to describe adherence to best practices in child care centers and to evaluate the…
Tovar Alison, Mena Noereem, Risica Patricia, Gorham Gemma, Gans Kim M., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: It is important to understand the perceptions and beliefs of family child care providers (FCCPs) regarding which factors influence children's physical activity (PA), screen-time (ST), and dietary behaviors in order to develop and…
Tandon Pooja S., Saelens Brian E., Christakis Dimitri Alexander, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Physical activity (PA) is important for children's health and abstract development, yet preschoolers are not meeting PA recommendations. The objective of this study was to examine different PA opportunities at child care and how variation in indoor…
Ingoldsby Erin M., Baca Pilar, McClatchey Maureen W., Luckey Dennis W., Ramsey Mildred O., Loch Joan M., Lewis Jan, Blackaby Terrie S., Petrini Mary B., Smith Bobbie J., McHale Mollie, Perhacs Marianne, Olds David L., December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We evaluated an intervention to increase participant retention and engagement in community practice settings of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), an evidence-based program of nurse home visiting for low-income, first-time parents. Using a quasi-…
Goyal Neera K., Teeters Angelique, Ammerman Robert T., September, 2013
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Home visiting is 1 strategy to improve child health and parenting. Since implementation of home visiting trials 2 decades ago, US preterm births (
Patel Anisha I., Hampton Karla E., August, 2011
Other
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of select policies related to drinking water access in schools and child care facilities, opportunities and practices to increase drinking water availability and consumption, and of funding opportunities for research, policy, and…