This article discusses the results of a study that compared foods and beverages served to 2- to 5-year-olds by type of child-care site and participation in the federally-funded Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Results from a statewide survey of California child-care providers suggest that CACFP child-care sites in general, and Head Start centers in particular, provide more nutritious options than non-CACFP sites. CACFP sites served more fruits, vegetables, milk, and meat/meat alternatives, and fewer sweets and snack-type items than non-CACFP sites.
Published: June 2012
ID #: 63053
Journal: Child Obes
Authors: Ritchie LD, Boyle M, Chandran K, et al
Resource Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Preschool-age children (ages 3 to 5)
Nutrition and Physical Activity Environments in Licensed Child Care: A Statewide Assessment of CaliforniaThis report summarizes the results of a survey assessing the nutrition and physical activity environments for 2- to 5-year old children in licensed child-care facilities in California, including child-care centers and homes, and state preschool and Head Start program sites. Researchers found that child-care sites that participated in the Child and Adult Care Food Program More