BOX 1-2
Statement of Task

Following release of the report Child and Adult Care Food Program: Aligning Dietary Guidance for All, an ad hoc committee will plan and organize a 1-day public workshop that will discuss questions and indicators that could be used to carry out the evaluation and research recommendations as laid out in the report. The committee will define the specific topics to be addressed at the workshop, develop the agenda, and select and invite speakers and discussants. An unedited transcript of the workshop presentations will be provided to the sponsor and an individually authored summary of the workshop will be prepared and reviewed through National Academies procedures prior to release.

for the workshop agenda). This report summarizes the presentations3 and discussions that occurred during the February 2012 workshop and has been prepared by the workshop rapporteurs as a factual summary of what occurred at the workshop. The planning committee’s role was limited to planning and convening the workshop (see Box 1-2 for the Statement of Task). Statements, recommendations, and opinions expressed are those of individual presenters and participants and are not necessarily endorsed or verified by the IOM, and they should not be construed as reflecting any group consensus.

Workshop participants considered three general areas of research: (1) the dietary intake of children participating in CACFP, including methods for assessing foods and nutrients in meals and snacks offered and served, and how closely that intake aligns with recommendations of the 2010 DGA (USDA and HHS, 2010); (2) barriers and facilitators to providing meals and snacks that align with the current dietary guidance; and (3) program access and participation trends. As Suzanne Murphy, workshop moderator, stated, the intention was not to present data or to conduct any sort of evaluation of CACFP. Rather, the focus was directed toward methodology, specifically to discuss how to design and conduct a nationally representative study assessing children’s dietary intake and participation rates in child care4 facilities, including CACFP-sponsored child care centers and homes (see Appendix A for the workshop purpose). Much of the workshop discussion revolved


3Slides are available at

4Throughout this summary “child care” refers to child care centers and family or group day care homes.

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