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Copeland Beverly M., McWhinney Sharon, Osonkie Adaeze, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The prevalence of obesity nationally among 2-5-year-old children declined from 14% in 2003–2004 to 9.4 percent in 2013-2014. However, low-income families and certain racial and ethnic groups continue to have higher rates of obesity above the…
United States. Food and Nutrition Service, August, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), provides funding to child and adult care centers and family or group day care homes to provide nutritious…
Glantz Frederic B., Germuth Amy A., Macaluso Theodore F., Della Torre Karen, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
The CACFP Sponsor and Provider Characteristics Study provides the Food and Nutrition Service with updated, nationally-representative information that describes the Program's child care sponsors and providers. The study includes estimates of the…
Glantz Frederic B., Germuth Amy A., Macaluso Theodore F., Della Torre Karen, August, 2018
Executive Summary
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), provides funding to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes to provide nutritious…
Glantz Frederic B., Germuth Amy A., August, 2018
Other
This volume presents tables for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Sponsor and Provider Characteristics Study.
Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Yoshida Sallie, Vitale Elyse Homel, Hecht Kenneth, Ritchie Lorrene D., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Nationally, child care providers serve nutritious food to over 4.5 million children each day as part of the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). As implementation of the first major revisions to the CACFP standards occurs…
Chriqui Jamie F., Schermbeck Rebecca M., Leider Julien, August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: More than 3.6 million children are served daily by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)-participating child day care centers. This study provides a nationwide assessment of center-level responsibilities for menu, meal/snack…
Lazarus Monica A., Tandon Pooja S., Otten Jennifer J., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Sixty percent of US children 5 years old and under receive up to two-thirds of their daily nutrition in early care and education (ECE) settings. Although participation in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is shown to…
Andreyeva Tatiana, Henderson Kathryn E., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sets nutrition standards for foods served in participating settings. Licensing regulations in many states, including Connecticut (CT), extend these rules to nonparticipating facilities. This…
Staiano Amanda E., Webster Elizabeth Kipling, Allen Andrew T., Jarrell Amber R., Martin Corby K., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Few preschool children meet physical activity recommendations, whereas the majority exceeds screen-time recommendations. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of screen-time policies and practices with children’s…
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…
Glantz Frederic B., Germuth Amy A., Della Torre Karen, August, 2018
Other
This volume describes the methodology used to conduct the CACFP Sponsor and Provider Characteristics Study. It provides additional technical details on the methodology and is intended for technical readers. Chapter 1 presents the details of the…
Gabor Vivian, Glantz Frederic B., James Paula, Oudekerk Lynne, Dingwall Mary, August, 2018
Other
This volume presents the data collection instruments for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Sponsor and Provider Characteristics Study.
Chriqui Jamie F., Leider Julien, Schermbeck Rebecca M., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) serves nutritious meals/snacks to >3.6 million children in early childhood education (ECE) centers. This study provides a nationwide assessment of nonhome-based CACFP-participating ECE…
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…