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.
This cross-sectional study reviewed infant feeding regulations for all U.S. states for child care centers and family child care homes, then compared the regulations with ten national standards and also assessed the number of new regulations consistent with these standards since a previous review conducted in 2008. The 2008 review … More
This study updates a previous review, conducted in 2012, assessing the extent to which state child care regulations support a woman’s ability to continue to breastfeed her infant in child care. For this study, child care regulations were reviewed related to breastfeeding for centers and homes in all 50 states … More
The Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation (EPAO) is a tool designed to evaluate practices, environmental attributes, and policies of early care and education settings that influence children’s nutrition, physical activity, and sedentary environments. The tool has been updated to assess all current best practices in Go NAP SACC. The … More