Children who attended center-based childcare between 1 and 4 years of age had a lower body mass index (BMI) and were less likely to be overweight or obese in later childhood than children who had non-parental childcare that was home-based or provided by relatives or nannies
Featured Research from NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE
Press materials are now available for NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE, the flagship annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
“C is for Clean”: New Resources for Clean and Healthy Child Care
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is launching a refreshed version of its C is for Clean toolkit, a resource for parents and child care workers amid continued efforts to keep children and child care facilities healthy and clean.
University of Oregon researchers find COVID-19 hit some pocketbooks harder than others in Oregon
When the COVID-19 pandemic walloped Oregon, its impact on its people and economic sectors varied wildly, and some of those effects could be long-lasting. While some counties saw unemployment rates soar above 20 percent, others remained solidly in the single…
Child care policy expert available to comment on Biden’s child care plan
President Biden’s American Families Plan is expected to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in childcare, paid leave, and education. Wendy Wagner Robeson, Ed.D., is a senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women who has spent 30 years…
Survey: Job Satisfaction, Productivity Rise for Working Parents During COVID-19
A Rutgers University survey reveals that working parents are happier with their job, and they are getting more done, than people without children. Researchers attribute the surprising results to a sharp increase in the number of men helping with childcare and housework during the pandemic.
National Poll: Half of Parents Report Butting Heads with Child’s Grandparent Over Parenting
Nearly half of parents describe disagreements with one or more grandparent about parenting choices, with one in seven going so far as to limit the amount of time their child sees certain grandparents.
When child care meets aged care, worlds align
While our oldest and youngest generations may seem worlds apart, a new ageing well initiative will bring them together in an innovative intergenerational education and development program that will connect children with older people in a structured way.