Case Studies on Childhood Obesity Prevention

Case Studies on Childhood Obesity Prevention

Through the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives project, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded Nemours Children’s Health System to support the spread and scale of best practices related to obesity prevention in early care and education (ECE) settings.

For five years (2011 – 2016), Nemours and CDC worked with grantees in ten states to work directly with thousands of ECE providers on program improvements related to healthy eating, physical activity, breastfeeding and screen time. Grantees also worked at the state level to embed best practices into ECE systems such as professional development, licensing and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems. A series of case studies by state and topic area highlight lessons learned, successes and challenges in using the ECE setting as a lever in the fight against childhood obesity.

Using a Spectrum of Opportunities to Support Childhood Obesity Prevention in Early Care and Education Settings: A Series of Case Studies

Case studies by state:


North/Central Florida

South Florida





New Jersey


Case studies by topic area:

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Emerging Opportunities

Licensing and Administrative Regulations

Pre-Service and Professional Development

Quality Rating and Improvement Systems