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Yoong Sze Lin, Jones Jannah, Marshall Josephine, Wiggers John, Seward Kirsty, Finch Meghan, Fielding Alison, Wolfenden Luke, 25 July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Childcare services represent a key setting to implement nutritional interventions to support the development of healthy eating behaviours in young children. Childcare-specific nutritional guidelines outlining recommendations for…

Gerritsen Sarah, Wall Clare R. (Rosemary), Morton Susan M. B., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To describe nutrition environments in formal child care for 3- and 4-year-olds. Design: Cross-sectional online survey of nutrition-related child-care policy and practice. Written nutrition policies were analysed using the Wellness Child…
Rasbold Andrea H., Adamiec Ruth, Anderson Michael P., Campbell Janis E. (Janis Elaine), Horm Diane M., Sitton Leslie K., Sisson Susan B., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To determine macronutrients and micronutrients in foods served to and consumed by children at child-care centres in Oklahoma, USA and compare them with Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI). Design: Observed lunch nutrients compared with one-…
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…
Esquivel Monica Kazlausky, Nigg Claudio R., Fialkowski Marie K., Braun Kathryn, Li Fenfang, Novotny Rachel, May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To quantify the Head Start (HS) teacher mediating and moderating influence on the effect of a wellness policy intervention. Design: Intervention trial within a larger randomized community trial. Setting: HS preschools in Hawaii.…
Tsui Emma K., Morillo Arelis, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To examine the perspectives and practices of cooks responsible for carrying out healthy meal programmes in publicly funded foodservice, in order to better understand what they consider to be 'good' food and where nutrition and nutritional…
Esquivel Monica Kazlausky, Nigg Claudio R., Fialkowski Marie K., Braun Kathryn, Li Fenfang, Novotny Rachel, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: The increased prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity across the United States and the Pacific has become a serious public health concern, with especially high prevalence among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) children…
Kharofa Roohi Y., Kalkwarf Heidi J., Khoury Jane C., Copeland Kristen A., February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Mealtime best practices for obesity prevention in child care have been developed from experimental studies and expert opinion. Our objective was to describe adherence to best practices in child care centers and to evaluate the…
Stephens Samuel A., February, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Child care centers, Head Start programs, and family child care providers serving young children--as well as after school programs and homeless shelters that reach older children, adults, and families--are supported in providing healthy meals and…
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…