Preventing Pediatric Obesity - FIT121

Preventing Pediatric Obesity

by Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT
(4.4 / 60 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (6.00 ACSM CECs)

Price: $116.00
CE-PRO Price: $58.00


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 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 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, a Relias LLC company, 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 Relias LLC meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2022 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 6.0 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: 2/5/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/5/2023

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.

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

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Nicholas H - Tempe, AZ  ·  Mar 25, 2020
clear and concise material. Well delivered.
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Ursula B - boring, OR  ·  Feb 09, 2019
it was well done and informative
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Katherine K - Durham, NC  ·  Jun 29, 2018
Good use to time and interesting.
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Kali C - Tewksbury , MA  ·  May 16, 2018
This course is forward and offers many examples to follow.
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Victoria T - PINELLAS PARK, FL  ·  Dec 29, 2017
Good review of the capabilities of younger children in implementing/learning healthy lifestyle habits.
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Price: $116.00
CE-PRO Price: $58.00