Physical activity practices and environments of child care centers in Georgia
Learning Areas:Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe the growing body of literature examining the physical activity practices and environments of child care centers; discuss low levels of physical activity in child care centers, current recommendations, and strategies to enhance the physical activity environment. Evaluate the physical activity environment using the EPAO instrument. Name areas of the child care environment needing future research for how best to improve practices; characterize areas of the child care environment needing attention from future programs to prevent childhood obesity in the 2-5 age group.
Keyword(s): Obesity, Child Care
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Lyn is currently Principal Investigator for evaluation of a 39-site program of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning focused on improving physical activity and nutrition in childcare centers. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on obesity prevention. Dr. Lyn has served as Director for Policy Leadership for Active Youth (PLAY), which is aimed at working with statewide partners to connect research to practice to prevention childhood obesity.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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