Early Child Care Environments

Supporting Early Child Care Food and Activity Environments

early_child_care_foodCo-Principal Investigators

Marilyn "Susie" Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD, and Tara LaRowe, PhD  


University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute and University of Wisconsin Clinical and Translational Science Institute


The aims of this study conducted a statewide nutrition and activity environmental assessment among licensed child care settings. The assessment was outlined to identify future intervention and policy solutions as well as discuss results with policymakers, providers and parents to identify key strategies to improve nutrition and activity for licensed child care settings. Research aims included engaging stakeholders to characterize the early childcare and education food/nutrition and physical activity environments.  

Research Measurements and Supporting Documents

Publications and Presentations