Preventing Obesity in Young Children:
Download
1 / 35

Preventing Obesity in Young Children: Strategies for Promoting Healthy Eating, Exercise and Parent Involvement - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 523 Views
  • Updated On :

Preventing Obesity in Young Children: Strategies for Promoting Healthy Eating, Exercise and Parent Involvement. Based on…. Prevention of Overweight and Obesity In Infants and Toddlers: An Interview with Dr. Rachel Téllez Medical Advisor to the Head Start Bureau

Related searches for Preventing Obesity in Young Children: Strategies for Promoting Healthy Eating, Exercise and Parent Involvement

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Preventing Obesity in Young Children: Strategies for Promoting Healthy Eating, Exercise and Parent Involvement' - mike_john


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Slide1 l.jpg

Preventing Obesity in Young Children: Strategies for Promoting Healthy Eating, Exercise and Parent Involvement


Based on l.jpg
Based on…

Prevention of Overweight and Obesity

In Infants and Toddlers:

An Interview with Dr. Rachel Téllez

Medical Advisor to the Head Start

Bureau

http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc


Kentucky head start training and technical assistance acf region iv head start l.jpg

KENTUCKY HEAD STARTTRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCEACF REGION IV HEAD START


Ky head start t ta staff l.jpg
KY Head Start T/TA Staff

  • Christine Killen

    KY Head Start T/TA Manager

  • Joyce Roach

    KY Head Start Infant/Toddler & Education Specialist

  • Allyson Taylor KY Head Start Mental Health & Disabilities Specialist


You may wonder l.jpg
You may wonder:

  • Why are doctors and scientists troubled by this trend?

  • What steps can we take to help prevent obesity in our children?


Worrisome statistics l.jpg
Worrisome Statistics…

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 2008:

  • US: 1 in 7 children ages 2-4 is obese

  • US: 21.6% of low income preschoolers are obese

  • KY: 15.7% of low income preschoolers are obese


Ky department for public health l.jpg
KY Department for Public Health…

  • 37% of KY children ages 10-17 are overweight compared to 32% nationwide.


Ky voices for health l.jpg
KY Voices for Health…

  • KY has one of the highest prevalence’s for pediatric obesity in the nation.

  • 48% increase since 2002 in children ages 0-4 who are overweight or obese.


What is bmi l.jpg
What is BMI?

  • Body mass index (BMI) is a practical measure used to determine overweight and obesity.

  • easy to obtain the height and weight measurements needed to calculate BMI


Defining overweight and obesity in children l.jpg
Defining Overweight and Obesity in Children

  • Overweight: BMI at or above the 85th percentile and lower than the 95th percentile.

  • Obesity: BMI at or above the 95th percentile for children of the same age and sex.


Cdc growth charts and bmi calculator http www cdc gov obesity childhood defining html l.jpg
CDC Growth Charts and BMI Calculatorhttp://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/defining.html





Parent and family involvement l.jpg
Parent and Family Involvement vegetables

“What is my responsibility?”


Slide16 l.jpg
How can EHS and HS staff and caregivers promote healthy eating and exercise for infants and toddlers?A Tip Sheet


Rules of thumb for eating healthy l.jpg
Rules of Thumb for Eating Healthy: eating and exercise for infants and toddlers?

  • Breastfed infants have shown lower obesity rates in later childhood.

  • Serve fresh fruit and water instead of juice; if juice is served only 4-6 oz. per day is recommended.

  • Offer healthy-sized portions; the size of a young child’s fist is an appropriate portion size for that child.


Tip sheet con l.jpg
Tip Sheet (con.)… eating and exercise for infants and toddlers?

  • Plan ahead so that healthy snacks such as cheerios, fresh fruit and vegetables are part of the young child’s daily meals.  For example, vegetables can be cut up over the weekend to make vegetable soup, add to spaghetti sauce or to quesadillas.


Tip sheet con19 l.jpg
Tip Sheet (con.)… eating and exercise for infants and toddlers?

  • Eat at the kitchen table and not in front of the television.  It is easy to lose track of what young children are eating and the amount.

  • Have planned mealtimes with young children; serve family style meals.


Slide20 l.jpg
Tips… eating and exercise for infants and toddlers?

  • Parents and teachers decide when infants and toddlers eat, and what they will be offered.  A young child decides if she will eat and how much.  However, sometimes young children might not be hungry.  It is important for infants and especially toddlers to eat until they satisfy their hunger, but not to eat beyond hungry.  Parents and teachers jobs are to recognize hunger cues in the infant and toddler to help the young child begin to recognize these cues in herself.  The “Clean Plate Club” is now obsolete as well as the belief that the “larger the baby, the healthier.”


Slide21 l.jpg
Tips…. eating and exercise for infants and toddlers?

  • Plan adequate time for structured and unstructured physical activities for children ages birth to two; 30 minutes of structured, and 60 minutes of unstructured physical activity are recommended for children ages 1 and up.  Toddlers should have no more than 60 minutes of sedentary activity.


Infancy is not too early l.jpg
Infancy is not too early… eating and exercise for infants and toddlers?

  • Physical movement adds muscle tone and strength


Modeling can not be underestimated l.jpg
Modeling can not be underestimated eating and exercise for infants and toddlers?


Slide24 l.jpg


Slide25 l.jpg

The Bright Futures in Practice-Physical Activity (2001) toddlers that can be used early on to promote interest in exercise as development progress? manual also has great ideas for physical activity and movement for young children.

http://www.brightfutures.org/physicalactivity/


Parent education activity l.jpg
Parent Education Activity toddlers that can be used early on to promote interest in exercise as development progress?


Slide27 l.jpg
Education in nutrition is also an excellent starting point for adult education and literacy goals as follows:

  • Reading Nutrition Fact labels

  • Knowledge of measurement and metric conversion are essential math skills;

  • Questions on nutrition and/or the digestive system are often topics on the GED test; and

  • Some GED tests have chemistry questions based on the pH of certain foods and common household cleaners.


Food traditions l.jpg
Food Traditions for adult education and literacy goals as follows:

Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks, published by

Lerner Publications Company, Minneapolis,

Minnesota


Where to get more information l.jpg
Where to Get More Information for adult education and literacy goals as follows:

  • http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov

  • Child and Teen BMI (Body Mass Index) CalculatorWorried about your child's weight? For children, BMI is used to screen for overweight, but is not a diagnostic tool. For more, see About BMI for Children and Teens.

  • Childhood OverweightThis Web site provides information about childhood overweight, including how overweight is defined for children, the prevalence of overweight, the factors associated with overweight, and the related health consequences.

  • Defining Childhood Overweight and Obesity

  • Obesity Prevalence

  • Contributing Factors

  • Consequences


More information l.jpg
More for adult education and literacy goals as follows:Information…

  • Physical Activity for EveryoneProvides information about physical activity for you and your children.

  • FruitsandVeggiesMatter.govGreat recipes and information about how to incorporate fruits and vegetables in your daily meals.

  • How to Avoid Portion Size PitfallsConfused about portion sizes? Play the CDC's portion control game!


Still more info l.jpg
Still more info… for adult education and literacy goals as follows:

  • MyPyramid.govProvides a tailored explanation of how to balance your meals and includes an interactive game for kids.

  • We Can! This national education program is designed for parents and caregivers to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. The booklet "Finding the Balance: A Parent Resources" offers an array of easy to use practical tips and tools for parents and guardians to help their children and families eat healthy, increase physical activity, and decrease screen time.


Yes there s more l.jpg
Yes….there’s more for adult education and literacy goals as follows:

For Kids ONLY

  • BAM! Body and MindHave fun, stay active and healthy.

  • My Pyramid Blast Off GameLearn what it takes to blast off in the food pyramid space shuttle!

  • Powerful Girls Powerful BonesCheck out Carla and her friends.

  • Power Panther…to the Rescue!Eat smart, play hard.

  • VERBHey! It's what you do.


Additional training l.jpg
Additional Training for adult education and literacy goals as follows:

WIC Fit Activity Kit Webinar: January 11th

IMIL Training: Tentative KHSA April

Allyson.taylor@stginternational.com


Questions l.jpg
Questions… for adult education and literacy goals as follows:


Thank you l.jpg
Thank You! for adult education and literacy goals as follows:

Please let us know what worked well, and suggestions for improvement.

Your suggestions for improvements help us to make our sessions responsive to your needs.