Policy Summary

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.

Background Information

State Idaho
Jurisdiction Name Boise
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Food System Category Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

See references to "children," "infant," and "breastfeeding." § 3-6-17.

Emergency management?
Health-related linkage?

See, e.g., references to "nutrition," "Child and Adult Care Food Program," and "breastfeeding." § 3-6-17.

Environmental linkage?

Economic linkage?

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.

Has a stated intent or purpose?

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.

Includes definitions?

§ 3-6-5.


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