Ongoing since 2014

Project Director: Allison Tracy, Ph.D. 

This project data aims to demonstrate that full participation in federal meal programs results in kids eating three meals a day.

Secondary analysis of the restricted-access National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS)/Food Environment Atlas dataset and supplemental data on county-level rates of participation in Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) at-risk provision will empirically address the goals of Share Our Strength: to demonstrate that full participation in federal meal programs results in kids eating three meals a day, and to validate and calibrate program participation guideposts set by Share Our Strength as a proxy measure for kids eating three meals a day.