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ERIC Number: EJ827345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Embedding Physical Activity and Nutrition in Early Care and Education Programs
Deiner, Penny Low; Qiu, Wei
Zero to Three, v28 n1 p13-18 Sep 2007
The infant and toddler years provide a window of opportunity to establish healthy habits as part of daily routines and activities that prevent childhood obesity. Early care and education programs have the opportunity to make a significant impact on physical development when they promote healthy eating and physical activity in their daily routines. This article provides suggestions that caregivers can use to encourage active play, teach young children about nutrition, and create healthy habits in the earliest years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A