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.
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
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 &
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
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