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Adams Gina, Hernandez Fernando, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of some key opportunities, challenges, and needed action steps to expand participation of HBCC providers in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Based on expert interviews and a literature review, it first…

Ritchie Lorrene D., Keeton Victoria, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Vitale Elyse Homel, Au Lauren, Alkon Abbey, January 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The study evaluated an educational intervention with family child care home (FCCH) providers to implement nutrition standards. A convenience sample of licensed California FCCH providers (n=30) attended a 2-hour, in-person group training in…

Green Beth L., Ayoub Catherine, Bartlett Jessica Dym, Furrer Carrie Jean, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Buttitta Katherine, Von Ende Adam, Koepp Andrew, Regalbuto Eric, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
While there is growing evidence that early childhood prevention programs can have positive outcomes for children and families, research has tended to focus on short-term outcomes, with fewer studies of long-term benefits. In addition, evaluations of…
McKee Sarah L., Cooksey-Stowers Kristen, St. Louis Rebecca, Schwartz Marlene B., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Learning Care Group made a three-year commitment with the Partnership for a Healthier America to implement several evidence-based nutrition and physical activity policies in over 900 child care centers. New practices included serving more fruits and…
Ingoldsby Erin M., Morrison Colleen, Ruben Joelle, Melz Heidi, Cairone Karen, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
This special topic paper outlines the rationale for using and supporting logic models grounded in theories of change to help build the TI evidence base. It draws from information gleaned from our research summary, program scan, key informant…
Ingoldsby Erin M., Morrison Colleen, Ruben Joelle, Melz Heidi, Cairone Karen, August, 2020
Executive Summary
This special topic paper presents key findings on the use of theories of change and logic models in TI initiatives gleaned from the following project activities: - A research summary of TI systems-level initiatives - A program scan featuring…
Gurzo Klara, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Ritchie Kyle, Yoshida Sallie, Vitale Elyse Homel, Hecht Kenneth, Ritchie Lorrene D., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To compare food/beverage provisions between child care sites participating and not participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Design: Cross-sectional survey administered in 2016. Setting: Licensed child care centers…
Kuhns Catherine, Adams Gina, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
This brief highlights findings from interviews with experts (listed in the acknowledgments) and a quick scan of existing data and documents. After describing the pandemic's impact on the child care and early education system, we explore what is…
Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Nhan Lilly A., Vitale Elyse Homel, Yoshida Sallie, Ritchie Lorrene D., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Infant nutrition can influence development, eating behaviors and obesity risk. Nearly half of infants in the U.S. are in non-parental care where they consume much of their daily nutrition. Because little is known about the quality of infant…
Zaltz Daniel A., Hecht Amelie A., Pate Russell R., Neelon Brian H., O'Neill Jennifer R., Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, 05 June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Early care and education (ECE) is an important setting for influencing young children's dietary intake. There are several factors associated with barriers to healthy eating in ECE, and recent evidence suggests that participation in the…
Lessard Laura, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In October 2017, substantial changes were made to improve the nutritional quality of meals served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This study describes the experience of child care providers and sponsors during the first year of…
Alazri Zeinab, Hanna Kathleen M., May, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: Although school personnel are in a good position to identify cases of abuse and neglect, they may fail to report these cases. This failure may leave victims to suffer the negative effects of abuse and neglect and deprives them of possible…
Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Nhan Lilly A., Vitale Elyse Homel, Yoshida Sallie, Hecht Kenneth, Ritchie Lorrene D., April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Since 2012, licensed California child care centers and homes, per state policy, are required to serve only unflavored low-fat or nonfat milk to children aged 2 years or older, no more than one serving of 100% juice daily, and no beverages with added…
Kapp Karl M., Dore Sarah, Fiene Richard, Grable Breanna, Panlilio Carlo, Hamm Robert M., Yang Chengwu, Lehman Erik B., Mincemoyer Claudia, Verdiglione Nicole, Levi Benjamin H. (Benjamin Horowitz), April, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This article delineates the theory and framework for an innovative child abuse training program for mandated reporters called 'iLookOut'. iLookOut is an online learning delivery system that utilizes mastery learning and self-determination theory in…
Ullrich Rebecca, 23 March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet examines provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (or "Families First"), which include the continued distribution of meals during closures to families in child care, pre-kindergarten, and Head Start programs that…