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Serious Deficiency Intervention: Supporting Successful Changes

The serious deficiency process is not a one-size-fits-all approach to making lasting program change. Learn about an intervention style technical assistance model adopted by one state agency to provide additional support to help programs address their administrative and operational capacity to operate under CACFP.

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Successes and Challenges: Improving CACFP Participation Among Centers

The CACFP is the most important source of federal funding for feeding children in child care settings. Despite its benefits, the program remains underutilized with large variation in participation rates. Uncover results from interviews with state agencies and analyses of administrative data. Learn about barriers to access to CACFP for licensed child care centers.

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Seizing Opportunities in Statewide Systems Building

Knowing how to seize opportunities helps build and sustain successful statewide early care and education systems. Embedding health, nutrition and physical activity strategies into existing and emerging programs strengthens each agency. Discover how various agencies within a state can work together to provide clarity and support for providers.

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Cross-Program Referrals to Increase CACFP Participation

The Arizona State Nutrition Action Committee’s trans-agency collaborative, WIC/CACFP Collaboration Initiative, worked to build local level relationships with WIC directors and CACFP early child care providers to promote cross-program referrals to improve participation rates. Learn about the process of designing the initiative in an equity-centered, partner-engaged manner and hear the findings from an evaluation of the process.

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Building Communities of Practice to Promote Equity

Explore communities of practice as a strategy to integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion into state ECE systems to promote best practices for healthy eating and physical activity in young children. Learn strategies, get resources, and review examples in action to drive and advance equity to improve nutrition and health outcomes for young children.

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