Southern California Child Care Case Studies and Survey Highlights

Published on Dec 19, 2016 in Child Nutrition, Young Children

12.19.2016 Today, CFPA is releasing survey findings and child care case studies that highlight ways in which family child care homes in Southern California are supporting child nutrition. Research shows that nutrition habits and preferences start in the womb and develop within the first 5 years of life. Young children are especially vulnerable to the impacts of food insecurity, with poor nutrition affecting a young child’s ability to learn and grow. Alarmingly, of the more than 3 million California children between the ages of 0 to 5, 22 percent live in poverty.

These new resources highlight some of the ways in which family child care home providers are incorporating nutrition practices into their businesses. Providers featured are from San Bernardino, San Diego, and Kern Counties.

This work would not have been possible without the generous support of Kaiser Permanente Community Benefits Grant Program and assistance from Resource and Referral Agencies who helped us disseminate our survey and identify family child care providers going above and beyond to support child nutrition in Southern California.

  • Provider Case Studies: PDF
  • Child Care Survey Highlights: PDF

Questions? Contact Hector Gutierrez at 213.482.8200 ext. 202

To learn more about California Food Policy Advocates Early Childhood Nutrition work, visit


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