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Preventing Obesity and Promoting Wellness In Early Childhood Settings

ITEM #: 8505000

Take this Turn-Key Online Learning course and earn 1.4 CEUs from The University of Oklahoma, Center for Early Childhood Professional Development.

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Child obesity is at epidemic levels. One-third of the children in America are carrying too much weight. Early childhood programs can lead the way in educating young children and their parents on the importance of diet and exercise. This Turn-Key training program will give early childhood educators the knowledge base and practical strategies they need to make a difference. Watch the following video to learn more.

This innovative, comprehensive video course offers a new way of presenting video-based training. It is comprised of 14 interactive lessons divided into four modules.

This course includes:

  • Insights of over 80 experts in pediatrics, nutrition, movement, child development, and adult education
  • Real-life interactions gathered from classrooms across the country
  • Learning objectives and reflection questions
  • Extension activities and additional resources
  • Closed captioning

The time is now for early childhood programs to aggressively address childhood obesity and promote wellness. Turn-Key Training will help you start the process of causing change that will benefit young children for the rest of their lives.

Module 1

Activity and Movement

Lesson One - Early Care and the Obesity Crisis (22:12)
The Obesity Crisis
Why Children are Overweight
Health Consequences
Indicators & Predictors
Early Care Matters

Lesson Two - Get Kids Moving (26:42)
Allowing Infants to Move
Movement for Toddlers
Movement for Preschoolers
Structured vs. Unstructured
The Value of Outdoor Play

Lesson Three - Keep Kids Moving (24:30)
The Reluctant Child
Keeping Kids Moving
Modeling Movement
Overweight in Group Care
Motivated to Move

Module 2

Movement Activities

Lesson Four - The Life is good Playmakers (19:30)
The Power of Playfulness
Play and Self-regulation
Champions of Play

Lesson Five - The Trail Walk (19:36)
Getting Ready
The Trail Walk
Outside the Classroom

Lesson Six - Natural Learning Environments (18:48)
Outside Learning Environments
First Environments
Getting Started

Lesson Seven - Inside Matters Most (16:42)
Inside Matters Most
The Star-Bellied Sneetches
Kids On Fairness

Module 3

Nutrition and Healthy Choices

Lesson Eight - What Children Need to Eat (24:24)
Nutrition and Child Care
Nutrition for Infants
Nutrition for Toddlers
Nutrition for Preschoolers
My Plate - What to eat

Lesson Nine - How Much to Eat (23:54)
5-2-1-Almost None
Portion Sizes
Recognizing Fullness
Introducing New foods
Cultural Considerations

Lesson Ten - Making It Work (24:24)
Food from home
Child & Adult Care Food Program
Body Image and Teasing
The Power of Teachers
Building Family Partnerships

Module 4

Nutrition Activities

Lesson Eleven - Family Style Dining (16:24)
What is Family Style Dining?
Family Style Dining
Mixed Age Groups
Stone Soup

Lesson Twelve - The People's Garden (16:36)
Growing with Children
The People's Garden
Finding What Works

Lesson Thirteen - Healthy Pizza Field Trip (17:54)
Preparing to Go
Making Pizzas
Reinforcing the Message

Lesson Fourteen - We're All Special (16:24)
Kind Words Matter
I Can Do It
Kids Can Do It

This innovative training program includes interviews
with over 80 experts in the field, including...

Kay Albrecht
Innovations in Early
Childhood Education, Inc.
Kathie Boe
Knowledge Universe

Karen Cairone

Devereux Center for
Resilient Children

Diane Trister Dodge

Teaching Strategies
for Early Childhood

Steve Gross

Life is Good Playmakers

Sandra Hassink

Nemours Obesity Initiative

Robin Moore

The Natural Learning Initiative

Rachel Robertson

Bright Horizons
Family Solutions

Debra R. Sullivan

Praxis Institute for
Early Childhood Education