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Study of Nutrition and Activity in CACFP

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In October 2021 the USDA released a report on the Study of Nutrition and Activity in Child Care Settings (SNACS), which is the first nationally representative, comprehensive assessment of the CACFP.

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Barriers to CACFP Participation

Front page of study, named Providing Meals in Early Childhood Settings with image of a young boy eating a snack and smiling

Back to Blog Back to Blog Barriers to CACFP Participation December 2, 2022 Providing Meals in Early Childhood Settings report Hunger Free Vermont conducted a statewide survey of early childhood programs in late 2021, seeking to understand what barriers early childhood providers face when it comes to providing food to program participants. The Providing Meals…

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A Safety Net Unraveling: Feeding Young Children During COVID-19

The study proposes critical steps to repair our nation’s fragile ECE system, including greater investment in CACFP, to ensure the nutrition, health, and development of young children during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Taking steps to fix our previous underinvestment in these areas is essential for the nation’s future and recovery from the pandemic.

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