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ERIC Number: EJ793020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Michelangelo and the Prevention of Childhood Obesity
Maimon, Martin
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n181 p76-78 May-Jun 2008
Child care professionals are in a unique position to teach children healthy lifestyle habits. It is not easy, but quality programs are getting it done. One factor that determines the quantity and quality of physical activity in child care settings is the education and training of staff, and learning basic strategies for promoting healthy food consumption and physical activity should be a priority. There are three key strategies for communicating with young children about good nutrition and physical activity: (1) Children need to encounter healthy food and drink choices, as well as appropriate portion sizes; (2) They need to detect and encounter an environment that incorporates structured and unstructured physical activity; and (3) These measures should be reinforced with lessons that explicitly teach about healthy living, created with the aid of community specialists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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