CACFP RESEARCH DOCUMENTS

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Afterschool Care Program NSLP Snack Service Best Practices: A Guide to Improving the NSLP Snack Service in Afterschool Care Program. A list of best practices that can affect accountability of the NSLP snack service. SNP directors are encouraged to use this checklist of best practices as a guide for assessing their afterschool snack service. Published 2006.

Afterschool Care Program NSLP Snack Service

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Guide to Best Practices March 09, 2018 Download

Research into the implementation and sustainability of physical activity, food and nutrition, and health and safety practices that form a wellness environment in child care centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

The objectives of this project were to identify job duties and responsibilities of child care professionals participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The information gained will be used to provide structure for the development of job descriptions and training modules. Published 2013.

Determining the Job Functions of Child Care Providers in CACFP Operations

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Executive Summary March 09, 2018 Download

Determining the Perceptions, Practices, and the Perceived Barriers Associated with School Professionals Serving the Nutritional Needs of the Pre-K Child in the Public School Setting

A two-phase study conducted to address the nutritional needs of the Pre-K child and to promote positive early educational experience in the public school setting. Published 2005. R89-05

Determining the Perceptions, Practices, and the Perceived Barriers Associated with School Professionals Serving the Nutritional Needs of the Pre-K Child in the Public School Setting 

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Executive Summary November 28, 2017 Download
Technical Report November 28, 2017 Download

Report describing a research study designed to provide a list of current training resources that are available to train Family Day Care Home (FDCH) providers, identify obvious gaps in training resources, and provide information that training coordinators can use to appropriately plan for training that meets the needs of FDCH providers. Includes CACFP Training Resource Checklist, also available separately. Published 2003. R61-03

Identification of Available Training Resources Appropriate for Family Day Care Home Providers

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Job Functions/Duties, Competencies, Knowledge, and Skills of Sponsor Monitors Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Report includes a detailed list of the competencies, knowledge and skill statements, and a sample job description for sponsor monitors who oversee food programs in Family Day Care Homes. Published 2002.

Job Functions/Duties, Competencies, Knowledge, and Skills of Sponsor Monitors Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

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Examines the available child care literature as it relates to management issues and concerns impacting family day care homes operating within the CACFP framework. Identifies issues that relate and support the well-being of children served in the program and makes recommendations for further research and training to address these issues. Published 2003. R60-03

Management Issues Impacting Family Day Care Homes Operating Within the Child and Adult Care Food Program Guidelines- A Review of Literature

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the adoption of the Child and Adult Care Food Program goals and requirements for promoting nutrition and wellness in child care centers. Published 2016.

Nutrition and Wellness in Child Care Centers Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

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Technical Report November 30, 2017 Download
Executive Summary November 30, 2017 Download

A review of existing literature on research efforts related to procurement practices of programs participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP, a food assistance program, subsidizes meals and snacks in approved day care programs. Published 2005. R83-05.

Procurement Practices Influencing Programs Operating Within the Guidelines of the Child and Adult Care Food Program: A Review of Literature 

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The purpose of this study was to explore methods to reach and disseminate training and resources to assist child care providers in family child care homes and child care centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Published 2014.

Training and Educational Resource Needs of Child Care Professionals Participating in the CACFP

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Executive Summary March 09, 2018 Download

Competencies, Knowledge, and Skills

This resource can be used as a tool by child care professionals to identify qualified staff for entry level and advanced level positions in the child care setting. It can also be used as a basis for advancing knowledge and skills and to identify training needs of staff. Published 2015.

CKS for Child Care Providers in CACFP

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Technical Report November 28, 2017 Download
Resource November 28, 2017 Download
Executive Summary November 28, 2017 Download

Research Resources

The voluntary training resource checklist was designed to assist CACFP professionals in making an informed decision regarding the appropriateness of a training resource for use in CACFP. Published 2003. R69-03.

CACFP Training Resource Checklist

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The purpose of this project was to identify goals and establish best practices for providing a wellness environment in child care centers based on two practice categories, Resources and Partnerships and Healthy Environment, identified in previous NFSMI research. R-160-10. Published 2010.

Ready, Set, Go! Creating and Maintaining a Wellness Environment in Child Care Centers Participating in the CACFP

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Poster- Ready_Set_Go! November 30, 2017 Download