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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Andreyeva Tatiana, Henderson Kathryn E., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sets nutrition standards for foods served in participating settings. Licensing regulations in many states, including Connecticut (CT), extend these rules to nonparticipating facilities. This…
Andreyeva Tatiana, Kenney Erica L., O'Connell Meghan L., Sun Xiaohan, Henderson Kathryn E., May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: This study assessed the dietary quality of lunches and feeding practices (family-style service, teacher role modeling) in Connecticut child care centers and made comparisons by center participation in the federal Child and Adult Care Food…
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…

Schwartz Marlene B., Henderson Kathryn E., Grode Gabrielle M., Hyary Maia, Kenney Erica L., O'Connell Meghan L., Middleton Ann E., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: The federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) assists child care centers serving low-income preschoolers and regulates the quality and quantity of food served. The aim of this study was to assess the nutritional quality of…
National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement, August, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report, one in a series of reports on contemporary issues in licensing, focuses on practices and policies pertaining to reporting, tracking, and responding to serious incidents in child care. Data from national and state sources, while limited…
Martin Katie S., Wolff Michele, Lonczak Marilyn, Chambers Marjorie, Cooke Caroline, Whitney Grace-Ann C., January, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Both the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) Programs serve low-income women and children at high risk for health disparities, yet they do not have a formal state-…
Middleton Ann E., Henderson Kathryn E., Schwartz Marlene B., March/April 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A documentation of the availability and accessibility of water in early care and education centers and correspondence with state and federal policy and accreditation standards in child care centers, based on data from one-day observations conducted…
Nemours Foundation, 2013
Reports & Papers
This brief profiles child care programs across the country to showcase different strategies being implemented to improve the nutrition quality of meals and snacks served through CACFP. The case studies range from small to large programs in rural,…
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…