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Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Electronic Media Use in CACFP

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Formative Research on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Electronic Media Use in the Child and Adult Care Food ProgramResearch Report on Practices, Challenges, and Technical Assistance Needs 

This easy-to-read summary highlights findings that answer these questions:

  • What are the biggest nutrition and wellness challenges for child care?
  • What do providers need to overcome these challenges?
  • What are the best ways for providers to receive training and resources?

The research was conducted in 2014 to help USDA assist child care providers in following the nutrition, physical activity, and electronic media use recommendations outlined in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) audiences nationwide (child care centers, family day care homes, sponsoring organizations and State agencies) participated in the study. 

For more details on the research, including the complete report, click here.

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