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A healthy start: National trends in child care regulations and uptake of obesity prevention standards (2010–2018)


The objective of this study was to examine national trends from 2010 to 2018 in the uptake of high-impact obesity prevention standards in child care licensing regulations. Authors describe trend differences by a) child care type (Center, Large Family Care Homes, and Small Family Care Homes); b) state and U.S. region; and c) individual high-impact standards most and least supported in licensing regulations over time. This is the first study to systematically assess and describe trends in the uptake of CFOC’s 47 high-impact obesity prevention standards in ECE licensing regulations. (author abstract)

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Reports & Papers
United States

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