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Policy Regulations for Day Care in New York City

Health Equity Considerations

New York City amended its Child Care Services regulations, part of the City’s Health Code, 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. As a public policy, it affects children from birth to age five attending group day care centers. The NYC day care policy reaches approximately 116,000 children in 2000 group day care center sites.