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Family child care providers influence the nutrition and physical activity habits of children in their care. By promoting wellness early they can help children avoid obesity-related problems later in life. Family child care providers can achieve this successful end through sustained relationships with coaches and trainers. Session attendees will learn about wellness strategies implemented in family child care settings in multiple states.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Jan Bassmann, Public Health Nutritionist, Child and Adult Care Food Program, New York State Department of HealthJessica McDuff, Senior Associate, Altarum InstituteChristi Smith, Manager, Child Care Aware of KansasDianne Ward, Director, Intervention and Policy Division, Dept of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillModerator: Kim Frinzell, Nutrition Education Administrator, Education and Nutrition Policy Unit, California Department of Education
Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) is a major contributor of childhood obesity. Although there have been policies to encourage intake of healthy beverages in schools, there have been few similar efforts in the pre-school and child care environment. This session will review healthier beverage recommendations for preschool/child care settings as well as share findings from studies before and after implementation of healthy beverage policies in the child care/pre-school setting. Practical lessons learned from implementing healthy beverage standards will also be shared.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Tracy Fox, President, Food, Nutrition and Policy Consultants, LLCAnisha Patel, Assistant Professor, University of California, San FranciscoLorrene Ritchie, Director, Nutrition Policy Institute, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesJulie Shuell, Project Director, Nemours National Office of Policy & PreventionModerator: Ellen Braff-Guajardo, Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
This session highlights the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations on physical activity (PA) in early childhood settings and will showcase two successful interventions; 1) an innovative Physical Activity Specialist model program where experts in rural New York create change through training and technical assistance and 2) “Painting Playgrounds for Movement,” a cost-effective environmental intervention being implemented in preschools throughout California.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Michele Buran, Physical Activity Coordinator, CSU Chico Research FoundationDiane Craft, Professor, State University of New York at CortlandArlene Turner, Physical Activity & Nutrition Program Manager, Children and Families Commission of Orange CountyModerator: Candice Taylor Lucas, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
This session outlines intervention and policy strategies to promote nutrition and physical activity in child care settings. Presenters will discuss the national child care legal landscape, provide a summary of a 50-state review of child care licensing laws, highlight California examples of child care nutrition policy, including the recent addition of child nutrition training, and showcase Minnesota examples of policy implementation strategies. Attendees will gain an understanding of the national child care legal landscape, as well current state examples of child care nutrition policies.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Natasha Frost, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of LawElyse Homel-Vitale, Nutrition Policy Advocate, California Food Policy AdvocatesModerator: Lindsey Turner, Director, Initiative for Healthy Schools, Boise State University
Practice and evidence-based resources and training are critical to advancing obesity prevention efforts in early care and education settings. Session attendees will become familiar with resources and training developed through the Let's Move! Child Care, Growing Healthy Children, and National Early Care and Education Collaborative models. Interactive session discussions will help attendees consider the application of these resources and training models in their local efforts.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Jenna Larsen, Project Coordinator, Nutrition Education Programs, NYC Department of Health and Mental HygieneRachel Powell, LMCC Operations Manager , Centers for Disease Control and PreventionJulie Shuell, Director, Prevention and Practice, Nemours National Office of Policy & PreventionModerator: Kelley Knapp, Nutrition Education Consultant, Nutrition Services Division, California Department of Education