Preventing Pediatric Obesity - AT121

Preventing Pediatric Obesity

by Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT
(4.7 / 18 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Athletic Training (6.00 hours)

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Sedentary children become obese, but healthy habits can be learned early in life with systematic attention to diet and activity routines offered by parents, day-care providers, preschool administrators, and teachers. Drawing on the latest research, this course provides practical, proven age-appropriate diet, nutrition, and exercise/activity strategies for youngsters.


The goal of this course is to recognize the varied contributors and consequences of pediatric obesity and strategies to effectively prevent it. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the importance why it is important for preschool children to start learning healthy lifestyle habits.
  • Identify at least four components of an effective preschool fitness program.
  • Describe the medical, social, and physical benefits of an appropriate fitness program for children.
  • Apply concepts of child psychology to manage children’s behavior in an active setting.
  • Describe why pediatric obesity has become a worldwide health pandemic.
  • List at least five medical consequences of overeating and inactivity for small children.
  • Demonstrate examples of appropriate exercises for preschool children in regard to strength training, aerobic exercise, stretching, and sports skill development.
  • Identify at least three nutritional deficiencies common in preschool children.
  • List exercises that are contraindicated for preschool children.
  • Describe the difference between the physiology of adults and children.
  • Identify at least three differences in emotional and physical abilities of 2 to 3-year-olds and 4 to 5-year-olds.
  • Detail what children can realistically learn about nutrition and healthy eating.
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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.
Athletic trainers: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers (provider #P1000). This program has been approved for a maximum of 6 hours of Category A continuing education. Difficulty level: essential

Course Originally Released on: 12/8/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/5/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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CASEY K - Charlottesville , VA  ·  Apr 08, 2020
Very interesting; I will keep this in mind when I am working with my older athletes to try and understand their backgrounds and potential weight struggles.
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Felicia P - la Puente , CA  ·  Apr 05, 2020
program was educational and helpful
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RUTH A - Hawthorne, NY  ·  Aug 04, 2015
It is very important the health education when the children are kids.
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Kathryn U - Peoria, AZ  ·  Feb 03, 2015
Very informative and provides useful information for clinical setting.
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Patricia C - Murrieta, CA  ·  Dec 13, 2014
Good and easy to understand
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