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Zaltz Daniel A., Hecht Amelie A., Pate Russell R., Neelon Brian H., O'Neill Jennifer R., Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, 05 June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Early care and education (ECE) is an important setting for influencing young children's dietary intake. There are several factors associated with barriers to healthy eating in ECE, and recent evidence suggests that participation in the…
Zaltz Daniel A., Pate Russell R., O'Neill Jennifer R., Neelon Brian H., Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Early care and education (ECE) policies can improve childhood obesity risk factors. We evaluated barriers and facilitators to implementing mandatory nutrition standards for foods provided in South Carolina ECE centers serving low-income…
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…

Weaver Robert Glenn, Moore Justin B., Turner-McGrievy Gabrielle M., Saunders Ruth P., Beighle Aaron, Khan M. Mahmud, Chandler Jessica, Brazendale Keith, Randell Allison, Webster Collin A., Beets Michael W., August, 2017
Reports & Papers
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Background.—The YMCA of USA has adopted Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards for its afterschool programs (ASPs). Little is known about strategies YMCA ASPs are implementing to achieve Standards and these strategies' effectiveness.…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Mayhew Meghan, O'Neill Jennifer R., Neelon Brian H., Li Fan, Pate Russell R., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Policies to promote healthy eating in young children appear promising, but are largely untested. Recently, South Carolina implemented mandatory nutrition standards governing child-care centers serving low-income children. Objective This…
Pate Russell R., O'Neill Jennifer R., Brown William H., Pfeiffer Karin A., Dowda Marsha, Addy Cheryl L., August, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Four expert panels from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States issued physical activity (PA) recommendations for young children that are quite similar. The aim of this study was to determine compliance with the new…
Turner-McGrievy Gabrielle M., Hales Sarah B., Baum Angela C., January, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children who attend child care outside the home may be at increased risk for developing obesity. In 2012, the South Carolina ABC Child Care program issued new standards for food and nutrition. The goal of our study (conducted June to December 2012)…
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…