Child and Adult Care Food Program Reports and Studies

Child & Adult Care Food Program: Participation Trends 2010 (PDF | 316 KB)

Food Research and Action Center.

Examines trends in participation from year to year in child care centers and in family child care homes.


Child Care as an Untapped Setting for Obesity Prevention: State Child Care Licensing Regulations Related to Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Media Use for Preschool- Aged Children in the United States

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

An evaluation of the different regulations that exist in child care centers and how those regulations can be used to prevent childhood obesity.


Child Nutrition Programs

USDA. FNS. Office of Research and Analysis.

Resources for Child Nutrition Programs, including statistics and current research.


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

National Food Service Management Institute.

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.


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

National Food Service Management Institute.

A review of existing literature on research efforts related to procurement practices of CACFP participants.


Report on the Development of A Parent Foodservice Survey for Young Children

National Food Service Management Institute.

A study to access perceptions of meals, snack, and the eating environment provided by child care and Head Start programs nationwide who operate under the CACFP.