The Food and Nutrition Service (USDA) seeks comments on the new Study on Nutrition and Wellness Quality in Childcare Settings.
(Comment Deadline: May 22)
In recognition of the importance of nutrition and physical activity in childcare, Congress directed the USDA to conduct the study in the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (PL 111-296). The objectives encompass four broad topics: (1) nutritional quality of foods offered, (2) physical activity, (3) sedentary activity, and (4) barriers to and facilitators of nutritional quality, physical activity and participation by childcare centers and family day care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
The intent of the study is to document the quality of meals and snacks offered in childcare facilities, relative to the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are prepared by USDA and Health and Human Services Dept., and the types of activities that might promote or inhibit healthy weight and development.
Contact: Joseph F. Robare, 703/305-2128.