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The 30-second effect: An experiment revealing the impact of television commercials on food preferences of preschoolers
Borzekowski, Dina L. G., 2001
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 101(1), 42-46

A study of the influence of televised food commercials on preschool children's food preferences among a sample of 40 Head Start children in northern California

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Comparison of menus to actual foods and beverages served in North Carolina child-care centers
Neelon, Sara E. Benjamin, December 2010
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 110(12), 1890-1895

A comparison of menus to actual food and beverages served to children, based on analysis of menus and observations of food served over the course of one day in 84 child care centers in North Carolina in fall of 2005

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Can ready-to-eat cereal solve common nutritional problems in child-care menus?
Briley, Margaret E., 1999
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 99(3), 341-343

A summary of a study on the potential benefit and plausibility of increasing the amount of whole grain cereal in child care facility menus

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Development and reliability of an observation method to assess food intake of young children in child care
Ball, Sarah C., April 2007
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 107(4), 656-661

A discussion of the development and testing of a structured observation system for assessing dietary intake of young children in child care settings

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Dietary intakes at child-care centers in central Texas fail to meet food guide pyramid recommendations
Padget, Alison, 2005
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 105(5), 790-793

A study comparing the food intake of 3-5 year olds in child care centers with food pyramid guidelines for young children

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Dietary Observation for Child Care System
Ball, Sarah C., April, 2007
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 107(4), 656-661

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Early childhood feeding: Assessing knowledge, attitude, and practices of multi-ethnic child-care providers
Freedman, Marjorie R., March, 2010
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 110(3), 447-451

A study of child feeding attitudes, practices, and knowledge of a multi-ethnic convenience sample of home-based and center-based child care providers from 72 questionnaire responses, 50 of whom completed a pre- and post-test on child-feeding knowledge after attending a 90-minute class in spring of 2008

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Ensuring a healthy start is part of Head Start
Fleischhacker, Sheila, 2003
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 103(12), 1583-1586

A discussion of the role of dietetics professionals in promoting healthy dietary guidelines and practices through Head Start programs

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Factors related to low milk intake of 3- to 5-year-old children in child care settings
Thomas, Laura, 1996
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 96(9), 911-912

A study of average milk consumption for groups of 3- to 5-year children enrolled in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

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Improving nutrition and physical activity in child care: What parents recommend
Benjamin, Sara E., November, 2008
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108(11), 1907-1911

A survey of perceptions and recommendations for the improvement of the quality of meals, snacks, and physical activity at child care centers, based on data from 508 parents of children in attendance at 94 licensed child care centers in North Carolina

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Influential factors of caregiver behavior at mealtime: A study of 24 child-care programs
Nahikian-Nelms, Marcia, 1997
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 97(5), 505-509

A study of caregivers’ nutrition knowledge and their attitudes towards nutrition in child care programs measured through survey and observation of the interactions of 113 caregivers with children at mealtime in 24 licensed child care programs throughout Illinois

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Lunch Is In The Bag: Increasing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in sack lunches of preschool-aged children
Sweitzer, Sara J., July 2010
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 110(7), 1058-1064

A study of the effect of participation in Lunch Is In The Bag, a five week parent and teacher intervention, on the number of servings of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in children’s lunches, based on data from 132 parent-child dyads in 6 child care centers, with 3 randomly assigned to offer the intervention

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Menus in child care: A comparison of state regulations with national standards
Benjamin, Sara E., January 2009
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 109(1), 109-115

A comparison of state and national regulations for menu options in child care centers and family child care homes

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More nutritious food is served in child-care homes receiving higher federal food subsidies
Monsivais, Pablo, May, 2011
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(5), 721-726

A study of relationships among reimbursement rates for food and both food expenditures and nutritional quality of foods served in family child care homes, based on data from 63 family home child care providers from King County in 2008-2009

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Nutrition and child care: A healthy head start
Van Horn, Linda, September, 2011
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(9), 1282

An introduction to a special issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, summarizing its articles on the nutrition-related aspects of both healthy lifestyles and obesity prevention in child care environments

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Nutrition in child care settings [Special issue]
Van Horn, Linda, September, 2011
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(9)

A special issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, focusing on the nutrition-related aspects of both healthy lifestyle and obesity prevention efforts in child care environments

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Nutrition practices and children's dietary intakes at 40 child-care centers in New York City
Erinosho, Temitope, September, 2011
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(9), 1391-1397

An evaluation of nutrition practices and an assessment of children's dietary intakes using nutrition recommendations, based on a review of menus, observations of foods and beverages consumed by 240 3- and 4-year-old children, and from the directors of 40 child care centers in the underserved communities in Central Brooklyn, East/Central Harlem, South Bronx, and Manhattan

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Nutrition socialization experiences of children in the Head Start program
Gable, Sara, 2001
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 101(5), 572-577

A study of Head Start children’s nutrition socialization experiences, focusing on the relationship of adult nutrition attitudes and mealtime behaviors to young children’s eating behaviors and weight-for-height

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Position of the American Dietetic Association: Benchmarks for nutrition in child care
American Dietetic Association. Journal Subscription Services, April 2011
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(4), 607-615

A summary of the American Dietetic Association's recommendations for nutrition and nutrition education in child care programs, focusing on meal plans and health promotion

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Position of the American Dietetic Association: Nutrition standards for child-care programs
American Dietetic Association. Journal Subscription Services, 1999
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 99(8), 981-988

A summary of the American Dietetic Association's recommendations for nutrition and nutrition education in child care programs, focusing on meal plans and health promotion.

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Potential for misclassification of micronutrient status in children participating in a Head Start program
Droke, Elizabeth A., 2006
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 106(3), 376-382

A correlational study of measures of iron and zinc status, C-reactive protein (CRP), and leukocytes among low-income children attending Head Start programs

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Validity of a measure to assess the child-care nutrition and physical activity environment
Henderson, Kathryn E., September, 2011
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(9), 1306-1313

A comparison of outsider observers' and center directors' ratings of nutrition and physical activity environments and policies in 200 Connecticut child care centers receiving Child and Adult Care Food Program subsidies

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The Wellness Child Care Assessment Tool: A measure to assess the quality of written nutrition and physical activity policies
Falbe, Jennifer, December, 2011
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(12), 1852-1860

An analysis of the reliability and validity of a 65-item measure to evaluate five areas of child care center policies--nutrition education, nutrition standards for foods and beverages, promoting healthy eating in the child care setting, physical activity, and communication and evaluation--and an examination of the total scale and each subscale's comprehensiveness and strength, based on data from 221 Connecticut child care centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

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What role can child-care settings play in obesity prevention?: A review of the evidence and call for research efforts
Larson, Nicole, September, 2011
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(9), 1343-1362

A review of literature published January 2000 through July 2010 on practices and policies on healthy eating and physical activity in center- and home-based child care environments in the United States

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''You had peas today?'': A pilot study comparing a Head Start child-care center's menu with the actual food served
Fleischhacker, Sheila, 2006
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 106(2), 277-280

An observational study comparing meals planned and actually served in Head Start centers

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