CACFP RESEARCH DOCUMENTS
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.
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).
Wellness for Child and Adult Care Food Programs
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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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Competencies, Knowledge, and Skills
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.
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.