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Published on Jun 14, 2012
People everywhere are talking about the obesity problem in America. The health problems associated with obesity not only impact adults but our children as well. As a caregiver/teacher you are in a special position and uniquely qualified to help children develop healthy eating, age-appropriate physical activity and limited screen time viewing habits to help them avoid childhood obesity. You know that physical activity and movement are essential to young children's growth and learning. Physical activity also helps children maintain a healthy weight and prevent obesity.(1)
The Motion Moments videos will show you a few simple ways to weave physical activity into your current early care and education program in either a child care center or family child care home working with infants, toddlers or preschoolers.
Reference(1) American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. 2010. Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education: Selected Standards from Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition.