Home Module 025 – Active Healthy Lifestyle: Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

Module Overview

Active Healthy Lifestyle: Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

Length: 2 - 2.5 hours
ETO: Health and Safety

Families are one of the most important and lasting influences on the choices that children make. So when it comes to preventing excess weight gain and obesity, parents have the potential to steer their children in directions that lays the foundation for lifelong good health.
Children today live in a world that more readily promotes unhealthy eating rather than healthy eating, and fosters sedentary activities more than physical activities, but home visitors can provide parents with the necessary tools and education they need to empower their children and model healthy choices.

Objectives

By the end of this training, Home Visitors will be able to:
•Understand the problem of Obesity and how it affects children in Arkansas
•Discuss the causes and effects of obesity in children
•Educate parents about preventing childhood obesity
•Demonstrate to parents how to create a balanced meal
•Connect families with community resources such as education, support services, and food programs


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