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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…
Maalouf Joyce, Evers Sarah Connell, Griffin Monica, Lyn Rodney S., October, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The amount of time children spend in child care each week has increased in recent years. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to describe the nutritional quality of foods served and the mealtime environment in 24 child care centers in Georgia.…
United States. Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Policy Support, August, 2013
Reports & Papers
An estimate of improper payments made in 2012 to family child care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program as a result of misclassification in provider tiering status, which is determined by a provider's low income status or operation in a…
United States. Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Policy Support, August, 2013
Executive Summary
A summary of an estimate of improper payments made in 2012 to family child care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program as a result of misclassification in provider tiering status, which is determined by a provider's low income status or…
United States. Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Policy Support, August, 2013
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of an estimate of improper payments made in 2012 to family child care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program as a result of misclassification in provider tiering status, which is determined by a provider's low income status or…
Lyn Rodney S., Maalouf Joyce, Evers Sarah Connell, Davis Justin, Griffin Monica, 23 May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The child care environment has emerged as an ideal setting in which to implement policies that promote healthy body weight of children. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of a wellness policy and training program on the physical…

Middleton Ann E., Henderson Kathryn E., Schwartz Marlene B., March/April 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A documentation of the availability and accessibility of water in early care and education centers and correspondence with state and federal policy and accreditation standards in child care centers, based on data from one-day observations conducted…
Nicholas Jo, Stevens Lesley, Briggs Laura, Wood Lesley, February, 2013
Reports & Papers

A study of the provision of food and drink in early education and child care settings in England, based on interviews and observations at 57 settings

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,…
American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care (U.S.), 2013
Other
A selection of health and safety standards for early care and education programs related to oral health
Hodges Eric A., Smith Cecily, Tidwell Stacy, Berry Diane, January/February 2013
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A review of the literature of clinical recommendations for adequate physical activity among 2- through 5-year-old children and an identification of common factors associated with physical activity levels among preschoolers, based on a review of 14…
Itoyama Shannon, Wroblewski Lauren, January, 2013
Other
This policy paper explores the Child and Adult Care Food Program ("CACFP" or "Program") and its attendant federal and Massachusetts state regulations. (author abstract)
Itoyama Shannon, Wroblewski Lauren, January, 2013
Executive Summary
The Child and Adult Care Food Program ("CACFP" or "Program") is a federal nutrition assistance program that provides reimbursements for food served to young children in child care centers, family day care homes, after-school programs, and emergency…
United States. Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Research and Analysis, December, 2012
Reports & Papers
An estimate of improper payments made in 2011 to family child care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program as a result of misclassification in provider tiering status, which is determined by a provider's low income status or operation in a…
United States. Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Research and Analysis, December, 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of an estimate of improper payments made in 2011 to family child care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program as a result of misclassification in provider tiering status, which is determined by a provider's low income status or…