Childhood Obesity Prevention: Let's Move! Child Care Introduction

Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) is part of Let’s Move!, a comprehensive initiative started by Michelle Obama to help turn the rising tide of childhood obesity in the United States. Child care providers play an important role in helping to develop healthy eating and physical activity habits in young children. This lesson is an overview of the issue of childhood obesity and an introduction to the LMCC lesson series that covers the five goal areas in greater detail. (K7.3 C1, CDA 2) 2 hours

Objectives

  • Understand the basics about childhood obesity prevention and why the child care provider plays an important role.
  • Develop awareness of the resources and tips available for preventing childhood obesity in the early care and education setting.
  • Describe the five goal areas for Let’s Move! Child Care.
  • Learn how to participate in the Let’s Move! Child Care Initiative. 

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