Study of Nutrition and Activity in Childcare Settings (SNACS)
Data collection for the Study of Nutrition and Activity in Childcare Settings (SNACS) started in January 2017 and continued through September 2017. The complex study included web-based surveys, pre-interview surveys, on-site interviews, environmental observations, and telephone interviews of childcare sponsors and providers, as well as interviews of parents of some of the children from the sampled providers. The data were collected from a nationally representative sample of programs, children, and meals. The data cover a range of subjects including the provider’s characteristics, the nutritional quality of meals and snacks served, the dietary intake of children in childcare, the activities of children over the course of the childcare day, and the financial conditions of the childcare operations.