What Role Do Child Care Providers Play in Obesity Prevention?

Early childhood efforts reach children at critical ages Young children are not exempt from the nationwide childhood obesity epidemic. The prevalence of obesity among U.S. preschoolers has doubled in recent decades. It may be tempting to dismiss the numbers and assume that very young children will outgrow their weight challenges, but research suggests otherwise. Preschoolers…

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New year, right time for 5-2-1-0

Make a resolution you can keep It’s that time of year when we find ourselves making resolutions to improve ourselves and our lives. One common resolution: getting healthier, which often includes losing weight. This time of year we are bombarded with fad diets promising quick results, but how do you know what’s best or what’s…

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Happy Holidays

From your friends at Jump IN for Healthy Kids, may your holiday season be full of love, laughs, and good health! See you in 2020! And if you’re looking for healthy eating or physical activity tips around the holidays, be sure to visit our Resource Hub – tons of great materials to chose from. Here’s…

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Move more! Physical activity tips for work and home

The causes of the obesity epidemic are numerous and complex, but no doubt our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is a key contributor. Experts recommend a minimum of one hour of physical activity per day—for children and adults alike—but it doesn’t have to happen all at once. In fact, peppering the day with short bursts of low- and high-intensity…

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How healthy is your school?

See how many best practices are already in use. Here are some – but not all – of the documented best practices for nutrition and physical activity in schools. How many are embedded in your school’s culture? • Does your school offer both breakfast and lunch service that is accessible to all students? • Do…

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