This section sets various "Healthy Initiative" requirements for childcare facilities, including for nutrition menus, infant feeding standards and training; as well as requirements for physical activity and screen time limits. The law requires that the city monitor and disclose to the public each childcare facility's compliance with the requirements, but does not require compliance for childcare licensing. Subject to some exemptions, meals and snacks served must satisfy the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns for infants and children, and childcare facilities must maintain records of the same. Childcare facilities are also required to provide a private, designated location, other than a restroom, for breastfeeding, which must be maintained in a sanitary condition, with access to an electrical outlet, chair and near running water.
See references to "children," "infant," and "breastfeeding." § 3-6-17.
See, e.g., references to "nutrition," "Child and Adult Care Food Program," and "breastfeeding." § 3-6-17.
The law references "the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns for infants and children." References to federal nutrition programs are ordinarily enough to indicate an economic goal linkage for purposes of this database, but here CACFP is referenced only as a meal pattern standard rather than, e.g., tied to increasing access to the program. § 3-6-17.
Although compliance with the requirements of section 3-6-17 is not required for childcare facility licensing, the provision is found within the city's childcare licensing chapter. Section 3-6-2 provides the following purpose statement for that chapter: "The purpose of City's Childcare Licensing Program is to promote a childcare environment where children receive safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate care." § 3-6-2.
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