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Implementation of Best Practices in Obesity Prevention in Child Care Facilities: The Arizona Empower Program, 2013–2015


Level of implementation, by standard, of Arizona Licensed Child Care Facilities Empower standards reported by 1,678 child care facilities, July 2013–June 2015. Components with missing values and responses of “don’t know” were excluded from the analyses by standard. Four standards have multiple components; the staff training standard has only one component.

Standard Percentage of Respondents
Full Partial Not at All
Physical activity and screen time 46.3 53.6 0.1
Breastfeeding-friendly environment 44.0 35.3 20.7
Fruit juice and water 53.3 46.6 0.1
Family-style meals 59.7 39.6 0.7
Staff training 77.4 16.1 6.5

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