Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care Centers: the Impact of a Wellness Policy Initiative on Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation Outcomes, 2011

@inproceedings{Lyn2013NutritionAP,
  title={Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care Centers: the Impact of a Wellness Policy Initiative on Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation Outcomes, 2011},
  author={Rodney Lyn and Joyce Maalouf and Sarah Evers and Justin Davis and Monica Griffin},
  booktitle={Preventing chronic disease},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION The child care environment has emerged as an ideal setting in which to implement policies that promote healthy body weight of children. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of a wellness policy and training program on the physical activity and nutrition environment in 24 child care centers in Georgia. METHODS We used the Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation instrument to identify changes to foods served, staff behaviors, and physical activity… CONTINUE READING

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