Evaluating Whether NYC Group Day Cares Meet New City-Mandated Physical Activity and Nutrition Policies and Assessing Perceived Implementation Issues
In 2007, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene added physical activity and nutrition policies for group daycare centers to the NYC Health Code. This project will evaluate whether NYC group daycares meet the new policies, and assess perceived difficulties, barriers, and predictors of implementation associated with these policies. Survey data will be collected from directors and teachers about adherence to the new policies and perceived difficulties and barriers, and data will be recorded on foods and beverages consumed and activities performed by preschool-age children from when the daycares open through lunchtime.
Child care providers are a vital part of healthy, thriving communities. Over half of children between the ages of zero and five spend significant time in non-parental child care. These early years are critical for healthy brain development and establishing the habits that last a lifetime. Laws and policies shape … More
This interactive 50-state map, developed by the Public Health Law Center, syntheses data on how state child care licensing regulations match best practices for 3- to 5-year-olds, relating to healthy eating, active play and screen time best practices. Additional maps relating to best practices for the birth to 2-year-olds plan … More
Early life diet and feeding behaviors play an important role in establishing healthy food preferences and behaviors and are crucial for preventing childhood overweight and obesity. Early Care and Education (ECE) providers are key players in the implementation of feeding and dietary guidelines targeting infants and toddlers. This issue brief … More