Preventing Pediatric Obesity - FIT121

Preventing Pediatric Obesity

by Michele Silence, MA
FIT121
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This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (0.40 CEU)

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Summary:

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.

Objectives:

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.
 
Fitness professionals: 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 www.continuingeducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Specialist (provider #250164). This course is approved for 0.4 ACE CEC.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Committee as an approved provider of continuing education (provider #A1074). This course is approved for 0.6 CEU of continuing education for the CSCS & NSCA-CPT.
 
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Nutrition Dimension meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2010 to 2013 (provider #681205). ACSM’s Professional Education Committee certifies that OnCourse Learning meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2016 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 4.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.

Course Originally Released on: 12/8/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/1/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/31/2017

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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Nicole R - Murrieta, CA  ·  Aug 16, 2015
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MARIA F - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Feb 12, 2015
Interesting and informative. Test questions are difficult and detailed.
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Ann W - New York, NY  ·  Dec 06, 2014
Excellent introduction and overview of the major issues of childhood obesity.
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Erica S - Raleigh, NC  ·  Sep 21, 2014
Great information, very helpful for training the children I work with
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Todd M - Coatesville, PA  ·  Jun 09, 2014
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