Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

Type
Course
Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

Creating healthy habits is a critical element of quality early childhood programs. This course introduces the Texas Healthy Building Blocks recognition program and was developed with support from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Course Information

The purpose of this online course is to help early childhood professionals understand the problem of early childhood obesity and the role early childhood care and education settings can play in preventing it. It addresses science-based best practices that can be applied in any care and early education program.

Once you have completed this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe health risks from early childhood obesity
  • Identify opportunities to prevent early childhood obesity in early childhood education programs
  • Describe how early childhood education systems can help

This course is aligned with the guidelines of the Texas Healthy Building Blocks recognition program. It was developed with funding from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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