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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Taj Kira, Douglass Anne L., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
In order to understand barriers to CACFP participation in communities across the state, BTWIC engaged nearly 800 early education and care providers in a grassroots research effort that included a statewide survey, four focus groups, and six regional…
Taj Kira, Douglass Anne L., October, 2015
Executive Summary
In order to understand barriers to CACFP participation in communities across the state, BTWIC engaged nearly 800 early education and care providers in a grassroots research effort that included a statewide survey, four focus groups, and six regional…
Jones-Taylor Myra, October, 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
A special issue of the journal Childhood Obesity, focusing on early care and education environments and the opportunities and challenges involved in the role they can play in childhood obesity prevention.
Jones-Taylor Myra, October, 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
An introduction to a special issue of the journal Childhood Obesity, focusing on early care and education environments and the opportunities and challenges involved in the role they can play in childhood obesity prevention.
Foster Jaime S., Contreras Dawn, Gold Abby, Keim Ann, Oscarson Renee, Peters Paula, Procter Sandra, Remig Valentina M., Smathers Carol, Mobley Amy R., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Although some researchers have examined nutrition and physical activity policies within urban child care centers, little is known about the potentially unique needs of rural communities. Methods: Child care centers serving preschool…
Schwartz Marlene B., Henderson Kathryn E., Grode Gabrielle M., Hyary Maia, Kenney Erica L., O'Connell Meghan L., Middleton Ann E., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: The federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) assists child care centers serving low-income preschoolers and regulates the quality and quantity of food served. The aim of this study was to assess the nutritional quality of…
Scott Krista, Shuell Julie, Lynn Beverly, 29 September, 2015
Multimedia
This webinar explores opportunities to support health, nutrition, and obesity prevention measures under the reauthorized Child Care & Development Block Grant. Presenters from Nemours Children's Health System and New Jersey Association of Child…
Scott Krista, Shuell Julie, Lynn Beverly, 29 September, 2015
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that explores opportunities to support health, nutrition, and obesity prevention measures under the reauthorized Child Care & Development Block Grant Act. Presenters from Nemours Children's…
Wolfenden Luke, Finch Meghan, Nathan Nicole, Weaver Natasha, Wiggers John, Yoong Sze Lin, Jones Jannah, Dodds Pennie, Wyse Rebecca, Sutherland Rachel, Gillham Karen, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Many early childhood education and care (ECEC) services fail to implement recommended policies and practices supportive of healthy eating and physical activity. The purpose of this study was to assess whether certain theoretically-based factors are…
Stephens Samuel A., September, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In March 2012, Research Connections published its resource list on child care and obesity prevention. Since then there has been more research on promoting physical activity for young children in early care and education programs. Two major…
Pate Russell R., O'Neill Jennifer R., Brown William H., Pfeiffer Karin A., Dowda Marsha, Addy Cheryl L., August, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Four expert panels from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States issued physical activity (PA) recommendations for young children that are quite similar. The aim of this study was to determine compliance with the new…
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…
Ritchie Lorrene D., Yoshida Sallie, Sharma Sushma, Patel Anisha I., Vitale Elyse Homel, Hecht Kenneth, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

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…

Farmer Anna P., Nikolopoulos Hara, McCargar Linda, Berry Tanya, Mager Diana, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: The objective of the present study was to gain an understanding of the organizational characteristics and processes in two child-care centres that may influence adoption of the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth (ANGCY).…
Binder Christine, Berg Joel, Adamu Maryam, Hamm Katie, June, 2015
Other
The upcoming federal child nutrition reauthorization, or CNR, process provides Congress the opportunity to support early childhood through CACFP. This report makes a case for why Congress should include provisions in the CNR bill to reduce…