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Table 1 Percentage of center directors reporting the number of occasions foods/ beverages were served at their childcare center (n = 292) the previous day

From: The food and activity environments of childcare centers in Rhode Island: a directors’ survey

Food/beverage item All centers % CACFP % Non-CACFP % p value*
  Number of times per day Number of times per day Number of times per day  
  0 1 2 3 4 0 1 2 3 4 0 1 2 3 4  
Fruit canned in syrup (heavy or lite) 100.0 0 0 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0  
Other fruit including fresh, canned in water or own juice, dried or frozen 30.8 43.9 13.1 12.2 0 5.5 36.1 27.8 30.6 0 44.9 46.48 5.8 2.9 0 <0.0001
French fries, tater tots, hash browns, or other fried potatoes 94.4 5.6 0 0 0 86.1 13.9 0 0 0 98.6 1.5 0 0 0 .0174
Beans 88.8 11.2 0 0 0 69.4 30.6 0 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 <0.0001
Other vegetables including fresh, frozen, or canned 78.5 16.8 3.7 0.9 0 63.9 25.0 8.3 2.8 -- 87.0 11.6 1.5 0.0 0 .0167
Sweetened drinks 96.3 3.7 0 0 0 97.2 2.8 0 0 0 95.7 4.4 0 0 0 1.000
100 % fruit or vegetable juice 44.9 36.5 12.2 6.5 0 22.2 44.4 25.0 8.3 0 56.5 33.3 4.4 5.8 0 .0007
Non-fat or 1 % milk 33.6 22.4 26.2 15.0 2.8 11.1 13.9 41.7 25.0 8.3 46.4 26.1 18.8 8.7 0.00 <0.0001
Water 20.6 19.6 19.6 32.7 7.5 5.6 19.4 11.1 52.8 11.1 29.0 18.8 23.2 23.2 5.80 .0030
  1. *p value indicates Fisher’s Exact Test differences between the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and non-CACFP distributions for each variable
  2. --indicates no responses in that category