Evaluating the New York City day-care policy to prevent childhood obesity

This project is an extension of the Early Assessment project, which the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) awarded to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to discover a variety of policies with the best potential to prevent childhood obesity. Early Assessment identified New York City's regulations for licensed day-care centers as a high priority for full evaluation, and the purpose of this project is to support this effort. New York City's regulations designate the amount of time that children are to spend in physical activity, provide nutrition standards for foods on the premises and place limits on television viewing. The evaluation will study the regulations' impact on children's diets and levels of physical activity and the factors affecting implementation of the regulations. Deliverables include annual reports and a final report on findings.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,000,000.00

Awarded on: 4/30/2009

Time frame: 5/15/2009 - 3/31/2014

Grant Number: 65425


National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Inc.

600 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1000
Atlanta, 30308-2219


Alison Moran Thompson
Project Director