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Kohel Kara, Hatton-Bowers Holly, Williams Natalie A., Dev Dipti A., Behrends Donnia, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Dingman Holly, Dinkel Danae, Gebhart Liz, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Purpose Breastfeeding and responsive feeding are important practices that support the health of infants and women. In the United States, breastfeeding continuation rates remain lower than recommended, and working women face additional challenges…

Dinkel Danae, Dev Dipti A., Guo Yage, Sedani Ami, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Abel Kayla, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the physical activity environment in childcare programs across type (childcare centers [CCCs] and family childcare homes [FCCHs]) and geographic location (urban and rural) as assessed by physical activity…
Dooley Erin E., Thi Christina A., Browning Cari, Hoelscher Deanna M., Byrd-Williams Courtney E., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Ensuring young children have adequate opportunities for physical activity (PA) is important, and policies at childcare centers may help to ensure children have adequate opportunities. The purpose of this study is to examine the associations between…
Somers Tarah S., Freed Jennifer, Wendel Arthur M., Williams Dana, March, 2020
Other
In 2017, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released the Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education Guidance Manual. The guidance manual helps environmental and public health professionals ensure that early care and…
Shope Timothy R., Walker Benjamin H., Aird Laura, Southward Linda H., McCown John S., Martin Judith M., June, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Children in child care centers represent an important population to consider in abstract attempts to mitigate the spread of an influenza pandemic. This national survey, conducted in 2008 and 2016, assessed directors' reports of their…
Tovar Alison, Risica Patricia, Mena Noereem, Lawson Eliza, Ankoma Angela, Gans Kim M., June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction Family child-care homes (FCCHs) provide care and nutrition for millions of US children, including 28% in Rhode Island. New proposed regulations for FCCHs in Rhode Island require competencies and knowledge in nutrition. We explored…

Natale Ruby, Page Monica, Sanders Lee, September, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Obesity rates among preschool-aged children have doubled in the past 10 years, and 60 % of these children spend the majority of their day in childcare facilities. Few studies have examined the quality of nutrition and physical activity practices in…
NJ NAP SACC Evaluation Group, October, 2012
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the New Jersey Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC), a program to improve nutrition and increase physical activity in child care centers, that examines changes in center policies and practices as…
NJ NAP SACC Evaluation Group, October, 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of an evaluation of the New Jersey Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC), a program to improve nutrition and increase physical activity in child care centers, that examines changes in center policies and…
Lu Ning, Samuels Michael E., Shi Leiyu, Baker Samuel L., Glover Saundra H., Sanders Jimy M., 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the rate of infectious diseases (respiratory and diarrhea) reported in children who attended center based child care compared with the reported rate in children who did not attend out of home child care
Cordell Ralph L., Waterman Stephen H., Chang Albert, Saruwatari Mitchell, Brown Monica, Solomon Steven L., 1999
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the rate of provider-reported absences due to illness for young children attending child care centers as compared with the rate of absences for attendees of family child care homes