Summary of Obesity Prevention Standards in State Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) and Licensing Regulations

Childhood obesity continues to be a national epidemic even among young children; thus, it is important to understand and share ways states are weaving prevention strategies into their early care and education (ECE) systems. The purpose of this summary is to identify how states are promoting healthy eating, breastfeeding, physical activity, and limited screen time in ECE through quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) standards and licensing regulations. This summary is provided by Nemours National Office of Policy & Prevention and is current through January 2016.