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Webinar: The Importance of Obesity Prevention in Child Care Settings
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10/27/2011
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Title: The Importance of Obesity Prevention in Child Care Settings
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT


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Addressing the childhood obesity epidemic requires action in multiple sectors to reach children where they live, learn and play.  In addition to home, school, primary care and community settings, early care and education, or child care, is a key sector for obesity prevention efforts. The importance of addressing childhood obesity in children 0-5 years of age has been emphasized by First Lady Michelle Obama in her Let’s Move! Child Care campaign, in the Surgeon General’s vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation and through the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

Childhood obesity starts young: almost a quarter (24 percent) of children are at risk of becoming overweight or are already overweight by the time they enter kindergarten.  To reduce childhood obesity, it is imperative that we invest resources and support healthy development in our nation’s youngest children.

Please join CSPI on October 27 to learn more about the current state of child care settings across the country, the implications of provisions included in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, current successful state initiatives and opportunities to get involved through the Let’s Move! Child Care initiative.

The esteemed group of speakers include:

Helen Blank, MA: Director, Leadership and Public Policy, National Women's Law Center
Geri Henchy, MPH, RD: Director of Nutrition Policy and Early Childhood Programs, Food Research and Action Center
Kate DuPont Phillips, MPH, CHES, PAPHS: Senior Program Analyst,  Nemours
Fern Estrow: MS, RD, CDN: Founder, FGE Food & Nutrition Team
Allison Gertel-Rosenberg, MA:  Senior Advisor/Manager of Practice and Prevention, Nemours

The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

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