This study seeks to explore the barriers, facilitators, and feasible strategies to increase drinking water access, availability, and intake in family childcare homes (FCCH). Specific aims include: (1) Conduct provider focus groups to determine barriers and strategies to improve water access/intake in FCCH; (2) Conduct intervention pilot with 40 providers operating FCCH in low income neighborhoods in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut that care for more than two children aged 6-60 months, including pre-surveys, creating a core package of strategies, and conducting post-study surveys; and (3) Conduct post-qualitative interviews with providers to assess feasibility/acceptability of intervention strategies and future suggestions.
Start Date: April 2021
ID #: 283-4135
Principal Investigator: Kim Gans, PhD, MPH, LDN
Organization: University of Connecticut
Funding Round: SSB4
Child and Adult Care Food Program: Impacts of COVID-19 Differences in Reimbursement Rates on Family Childcare Home Providers, Children, and FamiliesThe Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the largest U.S. nutrition program for childcare, provides tiered reimbursements to family childcare homes (FCCHs) to serve healthy foods to a large proportion of children from households with low incomes. Due to COVID-19, all FCCHs on CACFP temporarily received the higher Tier I reimbursement rate. The aims More