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Turn-Key Training: Preventing Obesity and Promoting Wellness in Early Childhood Settings

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Please Note: Permission is granted for use of these DVDs by one individual program director, trainer, or college educator working with up to 75 people per year. Contact Exchange to obtain licensing for individual use with more than 75 people per year or for institutional training purposes.

Child obesity is at epidemic levels. One-third of the children in America are carrying too much weight. Early childhood programs can lead the way in educating young children and their parents on the importance of diet and exercise. This Turn-Key training program will give early childhood educators the knowledge base and practical strategies they need to make a difference. Watch the following video to learn more.

Preventing Obesity and Promoting Wellness in Early Childhood Settings offers a new way of presenting video-based training. This comprehensive, self-contained professional development DVD is comprised of 14 interactive lessons divided into four modules. The program captures the insights of over 80 experts in pediatrics, nutrition, movement, child development, and adult education, as well as scenes of appropriate practice gathered from over 30 innovative early childhood classrooms across the country. It also includes discussion questions that will measure what the viewer has learned along the way, as well as off-line resources and suggested extention activities.

The time is now for early childhood programs to aggressively address childhood obesity and promote wellness. Turn-Key Training will help you start the process of causing change that will benefit young children for the rest of their lives.

Module 1

Activity and Movement

Lesson One - Early Care and the Obesity Crisis (22:12)
 • The Obesity Crisis
 • Why Children are Overweight
 • Health Consequences
 • Indicators & Predictors
 • Early Care Matters
Lesson Two - Get Kids Moving (26:42)
 • Allowing Infants to Move
 • Movement for Toddlers
 • Movement for Preschoolers
 • Structured vs. Unstructured
 • The Value of Outdoor Play
Lesson Three - Keep Kids Moving (24:30)
 • The Reluctant Child
 • Keeping Kids Moving
 • Modeling Movement
 • Overweight in Group Care
 • Motivated to Move

Module 2

Movement Activities

Lesson Four - The Life is good Playmakers (19:30)
 • The Power of Playfulness
 • Play and Self-regulation
 • Champions of Play
Lesson Five - The Trail Walk (19:36)
 • Getting Ready
 • The Trail Walk
 • Outside the Classroom
Lesson Six - Natural Learning Environments (18:48)
 • Outside Learning Environments
 • First Environments
 • Getting Started
Lesson Seven - Inside Matters Most (16:42)
 • Inside Matters Most
 • The Star-Bellied Sneetches
 • Kids On Fairness

Module 3

Nutrition and Healthy Choices

Lesson Eight - What Children Need to Eat (24:24)
 • Nutrition and Child Care
 • Nutrition for Infants
 • Nutrition for Toddlers
 • Nutrition for Preschoolers
 • My Plate - What to eat
Lesson Nine - How Much to Eat (23:54)
 • 5-2-1-Almost None
 • Portion Sizes
 • Recognizing Fullness
 • Introducing New foods
 • Cultural Considerations
Lesson Ten - Making It Work (24:24)
 • Food from home
 • Child & Adult Care Food Program
 • Body Image and Teasing
 • The Power of Teachers
 • Building Family Partnerships

Module 4

Nutrition Activities

Lesson Eleven - Family Style Dining (16:24)
 • What is Family Style Dining?
 • Family Style Dining
 • Mixed Age Groups
 • Stone Soup
Lesson Twelve - The People’s Garden (16:36)
 • Growing with Children
 • The People’s Garden
 • Finding What Works
Lesson Thirteen - Healthy Pizza Field Trip (17:54)
 • Preparing to Go
 • Making Pizzas
 • Reinforcing the Message
Lesson Fourteen - We’re All Special (16:24)
 • Kind Words Matter
 • I Can Do It
 • Kids Can Do It