Using Child Care Regulations as a Policy Lever for Promoting Healthy Food and Physical Activity in Out-of-School Time Settings
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
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Discuss the strengths and limitations of child care licensing laws as a tool to promote healthy eating and physical activity in out-of-school time programs Identify where to find information about nutrition, physical activity, and screen time standards for child care settings in state laws Analyze their state child care laws to understand to what extent these laws do or do not apply to out-of-school time programs
Keyword(s): Child Health, Regulations
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been an attorney for nearly 15 years, with more than five years in the field of public health law. I was the primary investigator for a legal research project to identify nutrition, physical activity, and screen time standards in state child care licensing laws. I provide legal technical assistance to child nutrition advocates, public health researchers, and state and local government public health officials on how child care laws relate to public health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.