Early Child Care Environments
Supporting Early Child Care Food and Activity Environments
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
- Evidence Brief For Parents
- Evidence Brief For Policy Makers
- Evidence Brief For Providers
- Poster Presentation
- University of Minnesota Medical School Ground Rounds. Obesity Prevention in Minnesota Early Child Care Settings. Results of a State-wide Survey. September 21, 2011.
- University of Minnesota Powell Center for Women's Health. 8th Annual Women's Health Research Conference. Combating Childhood Obesity in Minnesota: The Role of Food and Physical Activity Environments in Early Child Care Settings. September 19, 2011
- Report to Stakeholders
Obesity Prevention in Early Child Care Settings: A Bistate (Minnesota and Wisconsin) Assessment of Best Practices, Implementation Difficulty, and Barriers.
Nanney MS, LaRowe TL, Davey C, Frost N, Arcan C, O'Meara J. Health Education Behavior. 2017; 44(1):23-31.