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South Dakota Head Start Association, December, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet provides an overview of the percentage of pregnant women enrolled in prenatal services in South Dakota Early Head Start programs from 2011-2013. It also depicts the number and percent of infants and toddlers who have received…
Ajja Rahma, Clennin Morgan N., Weaver Robert Glenn, Moore Justin B., Huberty Jennifer L., Ward Dianne Stanton, Pate Russell R., Beets Michael W., December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Afterschool programs are an important setting in which to promote children's physical activity. This study examines the association of environmental and policy characteristics on the moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behavior of…
Lee Rebekka M., Emmons Karen M., Okechukwu Cassandra A., Barrett Jessica L., Kenney Erica L., Cradock Angie, Giles Catherine M., deBlois Madeleine E., Gortmaker Steven Lawrence, 28 November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Nutrition and physical activity interventions have been effective in creating environmental changes in afterschool programs. However, accurate assessment can be time-consuming and expensive as initiatives are scaled up for optimal…

Kenney Erica L., Austin S. Bryn, Cradock Angie, Giles Catherine M., Lee Rebekka M., Davison Kirsten K., Gortmaker Steven Lawrence, 20 November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Little is known about how the nutrition environment in after-school settings may affect children's dietary intake. We measured the nutritional quality of after-school snacks provided by programs participating in the National School Lunch Program…

Mayfield Barbara J., Graves Lisa M., November/December 2014
Other
Peer Reviewed
Over 3.3 million children are served meals and snacks daily through the US Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Child care foodservice staff often have minimal training in nutrition or food preparation, and…
Wohlgenant Kelly, Cates Sheryl C., Fraser Angela M., Chapman Benjamin, Jaykus Lee-Ann, Chen Xi, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Approximately 60% of U.S. children aged five and younger spend time in child-care settings. Such environments increase the risk of diarrheal disease, including diseases caused by enteric pathogens. To describe adherence to sanitation standards in…
South Dakota Head Start Association, October, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet provides an overview of disability services received by children in South Dakota Head Start and Early Head Start programs from 2011-2013. It also depicts enrollment by service option for the program year 2012-2013.
Battista Rebecca, Oakley Hillary, Weddell Melissa S., Mudd Lanay M., Greene Jennifer B., West Stephanie T., October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective. To determine if child care centers in rural, Western North Carolina met recommendations for nutrition and physical activity, if focusing on nutrition and physical activity practices and policies was effective in improving the center…
Marin Andre, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Unfortunately, some children are placed at unnecessary risk in unlicensed and illegally operated child care centres, often hidden behind the closed doors and shuttered windows of private homes. The dangers associated with these child care…
Marin Andre, October, 2014
Executive Summary
Unfortunately, some children are placed at unnecessary risk in unlicensed and illegally operated child care centres, often hidden behind the closed doors and shuttered windows of private homes. The dangers associated with these child care…
Durrett Jordan A., Bey Asia S., October, 2014
Reports & Papers
In order to determine how Illinois could better keep the estimated 503,700 children less than five years old that depend on some kind of regular child care safe, Kids In Danger (KID) surveyed Illinois child care workers. A total of 227 responses…
Durrett Jordan A., Bey Asia S., October, 2014
Executive Summary
Kids In Danger (KID) recently surveyed child care workers throughout Illinois to assess behavior and attitudes towards children's product safety. Findings of the report include: (1) Forty-nine percent of the respondents reported at least one…
Li You, Fraser Angela M., Chen Xi, Cates Sheryl C., Wohlgenant Kelly, Jaykus Lee-Ann, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children cared for outside the home are at an increased risk of enteric disease. Microbiological analyses were performed on environmental samples collected from child care facilities in North and South Carolina. Methods: There were 326 samples…
Natale Ruby, Page Monica, Sanders Lee, September, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Obesity rates among preschool-aged children have doubled in the past 10 years, and 60 % of these children spend the majority of their day in childcare facilities. Few studies have examined the quality of nutrition and physical activity practices in…
Hohman Katherine H., Mantinan Karah, Fall 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In 2012, Altarum and Y-USA worked together to create a plan for evaluating compliance with the PHA commitment using the Framework for Program Evaluation developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Evaluation Working Group. The…