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Formative Research on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Electronic Media Use in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Resource type
Research, Analysis & Background
Research type
Nutrition Education
Nutrition Education and Promotion
Promoting Healthy Eating

This report includes findings from formative research undertaken 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. Results and analyses in this report are based on two studies: 1,402 structured qualitative interviews (SQIs) of a diverse population of child care centers, family day care homes, CACFP sponsoring organizations, and State agencies; and 7 focus groups among the same audiences.

Page updated: October 16, 2023