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Sawicki Erin, Barker Dianne C., Gutman Marjorie A., Caughlan Ian, Yochelson Marissa, Grob George, May/June 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Context: In recent years, several states have adopted new regulations concerning nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in early care and education (ECE) settings to help prevent childhood obesity. Objective: To disseminate a menu of factors…
Econometrica, Inc., February, 2019
Reports & Papers
The goal of the analysis presented in this report is to forecast the Tier I, Tier II, and overall error rates for each year from FY 2016 through FY 2020 and to estimate the cost to CACFP associated with the predicted tiering errors. This analysis…
Paez Paola, Alcorn Michelle, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Regulations for childcare facilities vary greatly in terms of licenses, services provided, times of operation, and type of care offered. Food safety regulations are determined by each state and they can differ depending on the type of childcare…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Davis Melanie L., Neelon Brian H., Looby Anna Ayers, Frost Natasha, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

OBJECTIVES: Early care and education (ECE) settings have become primary targets for policy change in recent years. In our 2008 study, we assessed state and regional variation in infant feeding regulations for ECE and compared them to national…

Rasbold Andrea H., Adamiec Ruth, Anderson Michael P., Campbell Janis E. (Janis Elaine), Horm Diane M., Sitton Leslie K., Sisson Susan B., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To determine macronutrients and micronutrients in foods served to and consumed by children at child-care centres in Oklahoma, USA and compare them with Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI). Design: Observed lunch nutrients compared with one-…
Frampton Ashley M., Sisson Susan B., Horm Diane M., Campbell Janis E. (Janis Elaine), Lora Karina R., Ladner Jennifer L., September, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
More than half of 3- to 6-year-old children attend child-care centers. Dietary intakes of children attending child-care centers tend to fall short of Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). Objective Our aim was to examine macro-/micronutrient content of…
Meadow Miranda, June, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study of the attitudes of family child care providers in Colorado toward proposed menu changes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), based on survey responses from 451 providers
Kapur Kanika, Kilburn M. Rebecca, Fair C. Christine, 1999
Reports & Papers
An analysis of the characteristics of three types of child care centers: centers that choose to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), centers that are eligible for CACFP but do not participate, and centers that are not…
Food Assistance & Nutrition Research (Program : U.S.), United States. Food and Nutrition Service, 1999
Reports & Papers
An inquiry into the participation rates of family child care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Food Research and Action Center, n.d.
Reports & Papers
Nearly half (48 percent) of the states responding to the Food Research & Action Center's CACFP Nutrition and Wellness State Agency Survey had implemented enhanced nutrition standards in addition to the federal requirements. The map below (Figure…
Colorado. Child and Adult Care Food Program, n.d.
Reports & Papers
This report provides key insights to the food access situation of child care centers around the state of Colorado based on the stories and feedback heard from providers through face-to-face interviews, collecting stories of both challenges and…