Barriers and supports to implementing a nutrition and physical activity intervention in child care: Director's perspectives
Learning Areas:Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Explain the role of child care centers and the supportive behaviors of staff in childhood obesity prevention efforts. Describe child care center directors’ experiences, perceptions of barriers, and best practices associated with implementing a nutrition and physical activity wellness policy. Identify programmatic components that may lead to increased success in future child care center interventions to encourage healthy habits.
Keyword(s): Child Care, Obesity
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Rodney Lyn, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University. His research is focused on childhood obesity prevention, school and community health, and the reduction of health disparities. 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.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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