Did you know . . . . . . That one in five children is overweight or obese by age 6? . . . That according to a recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, children in child care settings have a significantly increased risk of childhood obesity? . . . That research has shown that inactivity and improper nutrition have long-term negative effects on our nation’s children?
Join us and become more Health Aware! April 11, 2013 As a child care provider, you are an influential early force who can help children learn healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Health Aware, a wellness expo sponsored by Child Care Aware® of America, DC Child Care Connections, Maryland Child Care Resource Network and Child Care Aware® of Virginia, will connect you with industry experts to develop high-quality healthy eating and physical activity programs for children in your care. Health and wellness experts from Nemours, Let’s Move! Child Care and other organizations will be on hand to help make your child care program more Health Aware. The expo features two 60-minute trainings led by Dr. Linda Carson, founder and CEO of Choosy Kids, LLC, a company devoted to developing healthy preferences early in life. Dr. Carson and her team of experts have trained thousands of early care and education programs in the principles of I am Moving, I am Learning, an obesity prevention initiative. Learning to Move and Moving to Learn teaches children and providers how to be health heroes. Learn strategies and activities to energize your program – regardless of your budget -- and help you promote active learning and healthy habits. Making Nutrition FUN! introduces entertaining, innovative approaches to integrating nutrition education and oral health behaviors into daily routines. This FREE event includes: »» Two training sessions that award clock hours »» Opportunities to win prizes and giveaways »» A one-year membership in Child Care Aware® of America Morning or afternoon sessions are available – Register at www.usa.childcareaware.org/conferences All sessions take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. Health Aware is part of the 2013 Child Care Aware® of America National Policy Symposium. #1635-0108