Project: Maternal Employment and Children’s Nutrition Outcomes
Award Year: 2001
Amount of award, fiscal 2001: $206,904.00
Institution: Abt Associates, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Nancy Burstein
Status: Completed
Detailed Objective: This project explores the implications of mothers' employment status for children's nutrition outcomes including participation in various food and nutrition assistance programs, food- and nutrient-based measures of dietary intake, food security, and obesity.

The project is designed to explore the relationship between mothers' work and children's nutrition outcomes, controlling for time at work, household income, food program participation, types of foods acquired, who prepares food, whether food is eaten at home or away, and other factors. The 1994-96 and 1998 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII), including the Diet and Health Knowledge Survey, will be the primary data source. Comparable dietary intake data from the Early Childhood and Child Care Study will also be analyzed to measure the contribution of the Child and Adult Care Food Program to children's nutrition.

Topic: Child and Adult Care, Child Nutrition, Dietary Intake and Quality, Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes, Obesity
Dataset: Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII)
Crepinesk, M., and N. Burstein, Maternal Employment and Children's Nutrition: Volume II, Other Nutrition-Related Outcomes, E-FAN-04-006-2, USDA, ERS, June 2004.
Crepinesk, M., and N. Burstein. Maternal Employment and Children's Nutrition: Volume I, Diet Quality and the Role of the CACFP, E-FAN-04-006-1, USDA, ERS, June 2004.