Implementation of Minimum Nutrition Standards and Best Practices in Childcare Centers
The federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides reimbursable meals to 4.6 million children annually and sets nutrition standards for foods served. Licensing regulations in many states extend these rules to nonparticipating programs. This study evaluates the quality of meals and snacks served in Connecticut licensed childcare centers in 2019 and assess implementation of a state licensing requirement to adhere to CACFP minimum nutrition standards in all centers.
Full citation: Andreyeva T, Sun X, Cannon M, Kenney E. Implementation of Minimum Nutrition Standards and Best Practices in Childcare Centers [published online ahead of print, 2021 June 29]. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2021.05.019