Feeding Kids in Care

Overview

The Feeding Kids in Care project provides opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate on research examining the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in settings that serve children. We aim to examine program operations and administration as well as the benefits of CACFP participation for young children and early care and education professionals, and to produce results that are both scientifically rigorous and useful to practice and policy. Feeding Kids in Care provides members a space for sharing ideas, knowledge, and feedback that aid in the production of peer-reviewed publications, research briefs, and applications for external funding. Through an interdisciplinary team, the project allows members to conduct larger and more complex projects than they could working individually.

Downloadable Overview

Feeding Kids in Care Overview PDF

Research Team

  • Barbara Fiese, PhD, Family Resiliency Center Director, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Rachel A. Gordon, PhD, Professor, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Brenda Koester, MS, Assistant Director, Family Resiliency Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Elizabeth T. Powers, PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Katherine E. Speirs, PhD, Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor, Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona 

Collaborating Units

      

Funding

This project is supported by the Family Resiliency Center and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

Additional Resources

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Child Care Food Subsidies: Who Participates and Why

Contact

Rachel A. Gordon
Project Chair, 2016 - 2017
Phone: 312-413-0295
Email: ragordon@uic.edu