Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC – Increase Physical Activity

Goal number one in the Let’s Move! Child Care initiative is to get kids moving (increase physical activity). Research shows that physical activity provides many benefits for everyone and that it is important for parents and care providers to be good role models. This lesson can help child care providers learn the most up-to-date recommendations for physical activity levels for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and presents new ways to keep kids moving. (K7.3 C2, CDA 2) 2 hours

Lesson objectives

  • Identify the benefits of physical activity.
  • Understand Let’s Move! Child Care Goal 1 and best practices for physical activity to keep kids moving.
  • Develop strategies and ideas to keep kids active.
  • Learn about the resources and tips available on the Let’s Move! Child Care web site to help increase physical activity levels.

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