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Preventing Chronic Disease | Insights and Implications forHealth Departments From the Evaluation of New York City'sRegulations on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Screen Time inChild Care Centers - CDC

CDC  obesity  physical activity  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  Health Policy  beverages  Day Care Centers  Regulations  child care centers 

In 2006, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, seeking to address the epidemic of childhood obesity, issued new regulations on beverages, physical activity, and screen time in group child care centers. An evaluation was conducted to identify characteristics of New York City child care centers that have implemented these regulations and to examine how varying degrees of implementation affected children’s behaviors. This article discusses results of this evaluation and how findings can be useful for other public health agencies. Knowing the characteristics of centers that are more likely to comply can help other jurisdictions identify centers that may need additional support and training. Results indicated that compliance may improve when rules established by governing agencies, national standards, and local regulatory bodies are complementary or additive. Therefore, the establishment of clear standards for obesity prevention for child care providers can be a significant public health achievement.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Relationship Between Child CareCenters' Compliance With Physical Activity Regulations andChildren's Physical Activity, New York City, 2010 - CDC

children  CDC  obesity  physical activity  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  Health Policy  Day Care Centers  Regulations  child care centers 

Physical activity may protect against overweight and obesity among preschoolers, and the policies and characteristics of group child care centers influence the physical activity levels of children who attend them. We examined whether children in New York City group child care centers that are compliant with the city’s regulations on child physical activity engage in more activity than children in centers who do not comply.

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