Preventing Pediatric Obesity - CHES121

Preventing Pediatric Obesity

by Michele Silence, MA
(4.6 / 28 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (6.00 CECH)

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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 her experiences developing the KID-FIT preschool-age fitness programs, the author provides practical, proven age-appropriate diet, nutrition and exercise/activity strategies for youngsters.  


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain why it is important for preschool children to start learning healthy lifestyle habits
  2. Identify components of an effective preschool fitness program
  3. Understand the medical, social and physical benefits of an appropriate fitness program for children
  4. Apply concepts of child psychology to manage children's behavior in an active setting
  5. Describe why pediatric obesity has become a worldwide health pandemic
  6. List five medical consequences of overeating and inactivity for small children
  7. Demonstrate examples of appropriate exercises for preschool children in regards to strength training, aerobic exercise, stretching and sports skill development
  8. Explain the role of the adult psyche in the continued growth of pediatric obesity
  9. Identify nutritional deficiencies common in preschool children
  10. List exercises that are contraindicated for preschool children
  11. Understand the difference between adults and children in terms of physiology
  12. Know the difference in emotional and physical abilities of 2 to 3-year-olds and 4 to 5-year-olds
  13. Detail what children can realistically learn about the food pyramid and healthy eating
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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.
Health educators: 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.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 6.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 12/8/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/1/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2018

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

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Fallon M - Taos, NM  ·  Aug 19, 2017
it was a very formative lesson.
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MARY ANGELA L - Auburn, GA  ·  May 26, 2017
very informative, unable to use in the NICU
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Abigail M - Leesville, LA  ·  Mar 07, 2017
As an elementary PE teacher, this course was extremely valuable to me!
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Michelle B - Chadds Ford, PA  ·  Jan 22, 2017
great information. especially for someone who works with or wants to work with preschool children.
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Beth F - Cave Creek, AZ  ·  Jul 06, 2016
This is an excellent course regarding the problematic issue of childhood obesity. It will assist healthcare professionals to design and implement any preventative program regarding children to promote more useful ways to control lifestyle related habits when it comes to eating, exercising and improving an overall sense of well-being and self-esteem. The facts on contributing factors and the science behind the choices parents make when it comes to dealing with this predicament was useful for those in the acute care and counseling arena. I would also use this to train and educate future healthcare practitioners interested in caring for our children and youth when it comes to controlling their weight!
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