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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…
Copeland Beverly M., McWhinney Sharon, Osonkie Adaeze, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The prevalence of obesity nationally among 2-5-year-old children declined from 14% in 2003–2004 to 9.4 percent in 2013-2014. However, low-income families and certain racial and ethnic groups continue to have higher rates of obesity above the…
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…
Dave Jayna M., Cullen Karen W., June, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To assess the agreement of posted menus with foods served to 3- to 5-year-old children attending federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)-enrolled facilities, and the degree to which the facilities met the new meal patterns and…
Gilden Robyn, McElroy Katie, Friedmann Erika, Spanier Adam, Son Heesook, Witherspoon Nsedu Obot, Paul Hester, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of an environmental health training program for child care providers. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate a 5-state training program using a 20-question pretest and…
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…

Briley Margaret E., Vickers Joan, 1999
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A summary of a study on the potential benefit and plausibility of increasing the amount of whole grain cereal in child care facility menus
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…