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Preventing Childhood Obesity: Best Practice Strategies in Nutrition and Physical Activity in Early Learning. Cathe Paul, MPH, BSN Katy Levenhagen, MS, RD Coalition for Safety and Health in Early Learning. Adapted by Betty Williams, MSW Betty.Williams@seattlecolleges.edu.
Cathe Paul, MPH, BSN
Katy Levenhagen, MS, RD
Coalition for Safety and Health in Early Learning
Adapted by Betty Williams, MSW
This project was made possible by funding from the Department of Health and Human Services and
Public Health - Seattle & King County
14.4% of low income 2 - 5 year olds were obese
Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance Report, 2008,
“Thirty years ago, most people led lives that kept them at a healthy weight. Kids walked to and from school every day, ran around at recess, participated in gym class, and played for hours after school before dinner. Meals were home-cooked with reasonable portion sizes and there was always a vegetable on the plate. Eating fast food was rare and snacking between meals was an occasional treat.”
M. Obama, letsmove.gov
OEI-NHLBI Slide Show Menu Page
Support, encourage and accommodate breastfeeding Moms
Matt and Baby – Ellyn Satter
Oh Baby...Feeding Young Children in Group Settings
“We suggest that helping children attend to internal cues of hunger and satiety should be promoted as a productive child-feeding strategy and as an alternative to coercive or restrictive practices”.Susan Johnson, PhD, Improving Preschoolers’ Self Regulation of Feeding, Pediatrics, 2000
Main goal - self regulation
Ellen Satter, Feeding with Love and Good Sense,
Bull Publishing, 2nd Edition, 2000
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand and
One picture is worth a thousand words.
By the time a child is 3 the brain has formed 1000 trillion connections…The infant brain thrives on feedback from its environment…which is mostly
Brain Games for Babies, Jackie Silberg, 2nd Edition, 2005
For many families, media use has become part of the fabric of daily life.
The Media Family, Electronic Media in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers and Their Parents, The Kaihttp://www.kff.org/entmedia/upload/7500.pdfser Family Foundation
The Media Family, Kaiser Institute, 2006
NASPE Statement of Guidelines for Infants and Young Children, 2nd Edition, 2008
The more active, the more fit.
Rae Pica, Your Active Child, Contempory Books, 2003
National Resource Center, Motion Moments Video Clips
It All Adds Up!