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Gurzo Klara, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Ritchie Kyle, Yoshida Sallie, Vitale Elyse Homel, Hecht Kenneth, Ritchie Lorrene D., July, 2020
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Peer Reviewed
Objective: To compare food/beverage provisions between child care sites participating and not participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Design: Cross-sectional survey administered in 2016. Setting: Licensed child care centers…
Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Nhan Lilly A., Vitale Elyse Homel, Yoshida Sallie, Hecht Kenneth, Ritchie Lorrene D., April, 2020
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Since 2012, licensed California child care centers and homes, per state policy, are required to serve only unflavored low-fat or nonfat milk to children aged 2 years or older, no more than one serving of 100% juice daily, and no beverages with added…
Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Yoshida Sallie, Vitale Elyse Homel, Hecht Kenneth, Ritchie Lorrene D., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Nationally, child care providers serve nutritious food to over 4.5 million children each day as part of the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). As implementation of the first major revisions to the CACFP standards occurs…
Ritchie Lorrene D., Yoshida Sallie, Sharma Sushma, Patel Anisha I., Vitale Elyse Homel, Hecht Kenneth, June, 2015
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Introduction Drinking water is promoted to improve beverage nutrition and reduce the prevalence of obesity. The aims of this study were to identify how water was provided to young children in child care and to determine the extent to which water…

Ritchie Lorrene D., Boyle Maria, Chandran Kumar, Spector Philip C., Whaley Shannon, James Paula, Samuels Sarah, Hecht Kenneth, Crawford Patricia, June, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Nearly two million California children regularly spend time in child care. Surprisingly little is known about the nutrition environments of these settings. The aim of this study was to compare foods and beverages served to 2- to 5-year-…
Whaley Shannon, Gomez Judy, Mallo Nelly, James Paula, Fredericks Doris, Abascal Pilar, Sharp Matthew, Chandran Kumar, Hecht Kenneth, July 2008
Reports & Papers
A study of the nutrition and nutritional environment in licensed child care settings in Los Angeles County, including the relationship of nutrition quality to setting type and Child and Adult Care Food Program participation, based on observations of…
Whaley Shannon, Gomez Judy, Mallo Nelly, James Paula, Fredericks Doris, Abascal Pilar, Sharp Matthew, Chandran Kumar, Hecht Kenneth, July, 2008
Executive Summary
A summary of a study of the nutrition and nutritional environment in licensed child care settings in Los Angeles County, including the relationship of nutrition quality to setting type and Child and Adult Care Food Program participation, based on…