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To Fight Child Obesity, Engage the Whole Family

When trying to help a child lose weight, involving a parent in treatment makes the entire family healthier, a new study shows. Researchers tested a family-based treatment that included weekly meetings over a period of several months. Parents learned how to engineer a home environment that supported healthy eating and activity. They also learned to […]

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Keeping Parents and Kids Connected in the Early Years

In more than 60 percent of all two-parent households, both parents work, and in nearly all of these households, at least one parent is employed. This means that the vast majority of parents in our country experience regular and prolonged periods of time away from their children. Since parental involvement is one of the most […]

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Young Child Expo and Conference: Jan 17-19, 2018

The Young Child Expo and Conference is a unique forum that brings together all early childhood professionals such as teachers, psychologists, special education teachers, social workers, pediatricians, nurses, educators, academics, students, and physical, occupational and speech therapists to learn about the latest information, products, services, and resources for early childhood development. The focus of the […]

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A Total Turn Around at Gallier Home Child Care

“ I don’t think my kids are going to eat any of these healthy foods!” “I can’t send them home hungry!” “I have 12 kids in my center; this is going to be way too hard!” These are some of the concerns expressed by Susan, owner of Gallier Home Child Care Center in Virginia, when […]

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Shucking Corn with Kings Kids

It is not uncommon for children to eat fast food as families are busier than ever. Families often do not have the opportunity to sit together and share a meal, which hinders healthy food choices for their children. After Robbi Boone from Kings Kids Learning Center in Kentucky participated in the National Early Care and […]

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Get Toned at KidZone

Lina Perez, Director of Kidzone Learning Center in Miami-Dade County, Florida, established a partnership with a local gym. Once a month, the gym rents out their space for the kids to use for one hour. Utilizing what she has learned from the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) program, Ms. Perez takes all […]

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Florida Center Promoting Healthier Habits

The program coordinator of the Cocoa Campus Child Development Center in Florida, Ashley St. Clair, participated in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) Program in 2016. Since then, the program has promoted healthier lifestyle habits for all staff and toddlers. The program began planning healthy meals and encouraged kids to drink more […]

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Case Studies on Childhood Obesity Prevention

Through the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives project, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded Nemours Children’s Health System to support the spread and scale of best practices related to obesity prevention in early care and education (ECE) settings. For five years (2011 – 2016), Nemours and CDC worked with grantees […]

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Interactive Maps Show Child Care Best Practices

The Public Health Law Center has completed Phase 1 of an interactive 50-state map, which synthesizes data on how state child care licensing regulations match best practices for healthy eating, active play and screen time for 3-5 year olds. Phase 2 of the state interactive map is coming soon, relating to healthy best practices for […]

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E. coli Infections Linked to Soynut Butter Products

CDC and FDA Investigating Outbreak in Several States People usually get sick from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) 2-8 days (average of 3-4 days) after swallowing the germ. Most of the ill people are young children, and several of them have developed a serious complication from their infection called hemolytic uremic syndrome (a type of […]

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