Policy Summary

Provides nutrition standards for regulated child care facilities; adopts state standards by reference but also encourages avoidance of sugary snacks and drinks unless the drinks contain real fruit or vegetable juice.

Background Information

State Alaska
Jurisdiction Name Anchorage
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Children (sec. 16.55).

Health-related goal?

Promote good eating habits; section is called "Nutrition." (Sec. 16.55.220(A)).

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

The purpose of the Anchorage Child Care Licensing Code is to establish and maintain standard levels of child care services and to provide and promote early educational opportunities offered to children in child care facilities. The standards and procedures in this chapter are intended to reduce predictable risk of harm to children, to improve quality of care, and to provide support services to those providing care for children. Sec. 16.55.010(B).

Includes definitions?

Sec. 16.55.030

Addresses implementation?

Implementation responsibilities include: cordinating and developing policies, programs, and planning related to licensure and operation of regulated child care programs; rulemaking; and entering into contracts and agreements necessary to carry out the functions, powers, and duties (sec. 16.55.015 (2-4).

Enforcement provisions?

A civil fine of up to $1,000, Sec. 16.55.070(B).

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Part of Part I, Charter; Title 16, Health; Chapter 16.55, Anchorage Child Care Licensing Code. History: AO No. 2016-82 , § 1, 8-9-16.


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