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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…
Glantz Frederic B., Germuth Amy A., Macaluso Theodore F., Della Torre Karen, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
The CACFP Sponsor and Provider Characteristics Study provides the Food and Nutrition Service with updated, nationally-representative information that describes the Program's child care sponsors and providers. The study includes estimates of the…
Hollar T. Lucas, Cook Nicole, Natale Ruby, Quinn David, Phillips Teina, DeLucca Michael, May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: We evaluated the extent to which providing training and technical assistance to early childcare centre (ECC) directors, faculty and staff in the implementation of evidence-based nutrition strategies improved the nutrition contexts,…
Chiappone Alethea, Smith Teresa M., Estabrooks Paul A., Geno-Rasmussen Cristy, Blaser Casey, Yaroch Amy L., April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose and Objectives The National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives Project (ECELC) aims to improve best practices in early care and education (ECE) programs in topic areas of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment in…
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…

Dinehart Laura H. B., Kenny Maureen C., October-December 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study sought to assess child abuse knowledge and reporting practices of a diverse sample of early care and education (ECE) practitioners. One hundred and thirty-seven practitioners in the state of Florida completed the Early Childhood Educators…
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,…
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…