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support children s healthy growth

Support Children’s Healthy Growth

This presentation is intended for trainers to provide detailed information about supporting children’s healthy growth and preventing overweight.

The project was supported by the National Research Initiative of the USDA National Research Initiative Grant # 2006-55215-16726

objectives
Objectives

Learner will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence of childhood overweight.
  • Identify the causes of childhood overweight.
  • Describe ways to prevent childhood overweight and support children’s healthy weight.
  • Recognize the role of active play in supporting children’s healthy growth.
what s everyone talking about
What’s Everyone Talking About?
  • As of 2004, 66.3% of adults 20 years and older are overweight.
  • 32.2% are considered obese.
adults aren t the only ones
Adults Aren’t The Only Ones
  • Being Overweight is a growing trend both for adults and children.
prevalence of childhood overweight
Prevalence of Childhood Overweight
  • Increased from 5% to 13.9% for children aged 2-5 years the past 30 years.
why a concern
Why a concern?
  • Low self-esteem
why a concern1
Why a concern?
  • Health Complications

Diabetes

why a concern2
Why a concern?
  • Health Complications

Heart Disease

why a concern3
Why a concern?
  • Health Complications

Orthopedic Problems

why a concern4
Why a concern?
  • Health Complications

Sleep Problems

why a concern5
Why a concern?
  • Obese children are more likely to be obese adults
how can you tell
How can you tell?
  • The Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a measure of how proportionate a person’s weight is to their height.
calculating bmi
Calculating BMI
  • Weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703
interpreting children s bmi
Interpreting Children’s BMI
  • BMI is also the measure of choice for children over 2 BUTmust be interpreted with care!
interpreting children s bmi1
Interpreting Children’s BMI
  • Children’s BMIs change with age so that what is normal for a 6-year-old is quite different than for a 12-year-old.
  • See www.cdc.gov/growthcharts for more information.
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For Children, BMI Changes with Age

BMI

Boys: 2 to 20 years

BMI

Example: 95th Percentile Tracking

AgeBMI

2 yrs 19.3

4 yrs 17.8

9 yrs 21.0

13 yrs 25.1

BMI

BMI

bmi for age cutoffs
BMI-for-Age Cutoffs

> 95th percentile Overweight

85th to < 95th Percentile Risk of overweight

< 5th percentile Underweight

children s healthy weight
Children’s Healthy Weight

Ideally, all children would to be at a healthy weight.

BUT preventing weight

gain is a great goal.

An achievable goal for children is to lead a healthy life regardless of their weight.

supporting children s healthy weight
Supporting Children’s Healthy Weight
  • Support breastfeeding in your child care setting!
supporting children s healthy weight1
Supporting Children’s Healthy Weight
  • Encourage the introduction of solid foods at approximately 6 months!
supporting children s healthy weight2
Supporting Children’s Healthy Weight
  • Offer children small portions!
more ways to prevent overweight and support a healthy weight
More ways to prevent overweight and support a healthy weight
  • Visit: http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/mealtimeandactiveplay/ for information on feeding strategies
active play
Active Play
  • Being physical active is critical to supporting children’s healthy weight!
                  • Visit http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/mealtimeandactiveplay
treatment and partnership
Treatment and Partnership
  • Treatment is prescribed by the child’s physician
  • Critical to partner: you, parent, and the child’s physician!
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