Understanding the Model Childcare Licensing Statute for Obesity Prevention
Standards for regulating physical activity, nutrition, & screen time
In a twenty-year period, obesity rates among U.S. infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children have approximately doubled.
Because most American children will enter an out-of-home child care environment, ChangeLab Solutions has drafted this fact sheet, Understanding the Model Childcare Licensing Statute for Obesity Prevention, to outlines standards for regulating physical activity, nutrition, and monitoring screen time for young children in supervised child care settings.
Few states have taken steps to address issues of childhood obesity among young, preschool-aged children. This fact sheet presents a quick look at what a community can do to promote health in its youngest members. As a companion piece, this fact sheet also offers a snapshot of the options detailed in our Model Child Care Licensing Statue for Obesity Prevention.