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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…
Looby Anna Ayers, Frost Natasha, Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Aoki Julie Ralston, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective In July 2018 the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics released a benchmark encouraging early care and education (ECE) programs, including child care centers and family child care homes, to incorporate cultural and religious food preferences…
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, July, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that early care and education (ECE) programs should achieve recommended benchmarks to meet children's nutrition needs and promote children's optimal growth in safe and healthy environments…
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
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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…

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…
Blaine Rachel E., Davison Kirsten K., Hesketh Kathryn, Taveras Elsie M., Gillman Matthew, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Identifying characteristics associated with the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) recommended feeding practices among infant and toddler care providers in child care centers could help in preventing childhood obesity. Methods: In 2009, at…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Reyes-Morales Hortensia, Haines Jess, Gillman Matthew, Taveras Elsie M., November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of the present study was to assess the nutritional quality of foods and beverages listed on menus serving children in government-sponsored child-care centres throughout Mexico. Design: For this cross-sectional menu assessment, we…