ERIC Number: EJ1042488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies and Practices in Family Child Care Homes in Oregon: Baseline Findings from the Healthy Home Child Care Project
Gunter, Katherine B.; Rice, Kelly R.; Trost, Stewart G.
Journal of Extension, v50 n3 Article 3FEA3 Jun 2012
Baseline findings from the Healthy Home Child Care Project include data from Family Child Care Providers (FCCPs) in Oregon (n=53) who completed assessments of nutrition and physical activity policies and practices and BMI data for children in the care of FCCPs (n=205). Results show that a significant percentage of FCCPs failed to meet child care standards in several areas and that 26.8% of children under the care of FCCPs were overweight or obese. These data supported the development of an Extension-delivered intervention specific to FCCPs in Oregon and highlight areas of concern that should be addressed through targeted trainings of FCCPs.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Nutrition Instruction, Physical Activity Level, Child Care, Health Promotion, Standards, Family Environment, Child Health, Wellness, Intervention, Child Caregivers, Young Children, Obesity, Prevention, Surveys, Body Composition, Dietetics, Policy
Extension Journal, Inc. e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.joe.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon