4127.0 The Intersection of Nutrition and Child Care

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM
Consistent with the conference theme, programs for early care and education settings and child care health and early intervention services are key sites where infant and child health can be promoted through prevention initiatives. Despite national child care standards that emphasize the importance of breastfeeding support, many child care facilities find it difficult to provide adequate support for breastfeeding families. Furthermore there are challenges in initiating and maintaining breastfeeding despite its recognized relationship with prevention of pediatric obesity. Additionally physical activity interventions in day care centers play a role. This session will review data and results from interventions that may help increase breastfeeding, health eating and physical activity in group settings such as child care. The findings can provide direction for deployment to other settings, additional research and evaluation.
Session Objectives: 1 - Describe the relationship between child care decisions and breastfeeding duration 2 - Discuss the implications for child care center policies and practices on infant and children's diets, physical activity 3 - Describe programs to help prevent pediatric obesity through different types of interventions
Barbara Singer, MSPH, MSW
Anne B. Keith, RN, DrPH, C-PNP

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An Inner City Clinic's Replicable Model to Fight Obesity From Birth
Sandra Arevalo, MPH, Hildred Machuca, DO, Barbara Hackley, MS, RN, CNM and Jo Applebaum, MPH
11:10 AM
Intervention Research to Improve Breastfeeding Support in Child Care Centers
Barbara Maclay Cameron, MA, MSW, Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FACPM, IBCLC, FABM, Rachel Scheckter, Amy Petersen, RN, Tamar Ringel-Kulka, MD, MPH and Jonathan B. Kotch, MD, MPH
11:30 AM
Child care health consultants improve teacher and parent nutrition and physical activity knowledge
Jonathan B. Kotch, MD, MPH, Abbey Alkon, PhD, PNP, Angela A. Crowley, PhD, APRN, PNP, Sara Neelon, PhD, Pan Yi, PhD, Eric Savage, MA, Sherika Hill, MHA, PhD student and Viet Nguyen, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)