Relevant Articles


Nutrition and Physical Activity Environments in Licensed Child Care: A Statewide Assessment of California. CFPA, Samuel & Associates, Center for Weight & Health, 2009. Relevant findings: Sites participating in CACFP served more healthful foods and beverages than non-CACFP sites. PDF

Improving Early Care Obesity Prevention Through the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Nemours, 2013. Relevant findings: Financial incentives were found to be a successful strategy to improve the nutritional quality of meals and snacks served. PDF

Obesity Is Found to Gain Its Hold in Earliest Years. The New York Times, 2014. Relevant findings: "A major new study of more than 7,000 children has found that a third of children who were overweight in kindergarten were obese by eighth grade. And almost every child who was very obese remained that way." PDF