Policy Regulations for Day Care in New York City is a PSE change intervention designed to improve the physical activity and nutrition practices in NYC group day care facilities. This amendment included specific guidelines for outdoor play and physical activity, limits on television viewing, and requirements for food and food areas. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reviewed the NYC health code in 2006 and 2015; the review identified gaps in nutrition and physical activity in day care settings. As a result of these findings, the DOHMH requested that the Board of Health amend or add provisions relating to the operation of day care services regulated by Article 47 of the Health Code. These provisions included requirements to:
- establish minimum requirements on indoor and outdoor play (amendment),
- provide structured and guided physical activity (addition),
- establish limits on time spent on sedentary activities and screen time (addition), and
- institute stricter nutritional standards (amendment).
Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity
Intervention Type: PSE Change