Start Date: September 2020

ID #: CAS065

Organization: Indiana University - Bloomington

Project Lead: Temitope Erinosho

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The study will address a gap in knowledge, providing insight into facilitators and barriers to CACFP uptake by eligible centers and actionable recommendations to address challenges in high-need areas where child poverty is exceptionally high, but resources are limited. The project goals and objectives are to: (1) Assess the historical and structural facilitators and barriers to child care center enrollment in CACFP in AZ, NC, NY, and TX, four states with high child poverty levels but with varying levels of CACFP participation (AZ and NC low participation, NY and TX high participation); (2) Examine differences in perceived facilitators and barriers between states with low and high CACFP participation; and (3) Identify and disseminate potential policy, systems, and environmental actions that can be used to promote and support CACFP participation by child care centers.

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