Presentation on theme: "Get Movin’ Health and Fitness for Children and Adults Child Care Network August 21, 2010 This training is funded by the Early Childhood Iniciative Coalition."— Presentation transcript:
Get Movin’ Health and Fitness for Children and Adults Child Care Network August 21, 2010 This training is funded by the Early Childhood Iniciative Coalition Thank You!
Is Your Child Care Program Fit and Healthy? True or False 1. The major reason for the growth in the rate of childhood obesity is lack of exercise.
Is Your Child Care Program Fit and Healthy? 2. Exercise like jumping, running, dancing or hiking can strengthen children’s bones both now and later in life.
Is Your Child Care Program Fit and Healthy? 3. Active children are more likely to become active adults.
Childhood Obesity The term obesity is used to refer to children and youth between the ages of 2 and 18 years who have body mass indexes (BMIs) equal to or greater than the 95 th percentile of the age/gender specific BMI developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Childhood Obesity Facts Obesity in preschoolers has doubled in the past 30 years. Obesity in children age 6-11 has tripled. 16% of all U.S. children are considered overweight.
Childhood Obesity Facts Obesity is the most prevalent nutritional disease found in U.S. children. 50% of overweight children will become overweight adults.
Why? What do you think are some of the reasons that childhood obesity is on the rise?
Activity Outdoors: Slap Shot Indoors: Target Practice
Reasons for the Rise in Childhood Obesity In 1970, 25% of our food dollar was spent eating outside the home. Today: 40%. 17% of children watch more than 5 hours of t.v per day. (doesn’t include video games or computer) Physical education programs have been cut at the elementary level.
Reasons for the Rise in Childhood Obesity Bigger portions (increased calories) Less nutrition in the foods we choose Not enough whole grains Lower milk consumption (higher juice, pop) More total and saturated fat intake More added sugar consumption Take a look at these “new” portion sizes. (p.p.)
Sugar Consumption How Sweet is Breakfast? Average person sugar consumption How much sugar in everyday food
Reasons for the Rise in Childhood Obesity Neighborhood design: fewer parks and sidewalks which discourages walking Over-scheduled families lead to convenience foods, quick meals, eating on the go Vending machines in schools
Consequences of Obesity Glucose intolerance and insulin resistance Type 2 diabetes Hypertension Sleep apnea Impaired balance Orthopedic problems
Consequences of Obesity Low self esteem Negative body image Depression Social stigma Negative stereotyping Discrimination Teasing and bullying
Impact of Family History Genetics is a factor in excess weight, but not the explanation for the recent epidemic of obesity. While having obese parents more than doubles a child’s risk of being obese, it does not explain why obesity has approximately doubled in the last 3 decades.
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity Helps children build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints Controls weight Builds lean muscle to reduce fat Prevents or delays the development of high blood pressure Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity May increase children’s capacity for learning through its effects on mental health Promotes social well-being From a young child’s point of view physical activity is simply a fun way to learn and grow
What Happens When You Go Outside? Is there planned physical activity? Are teachers involved in this activity? OR Is it “free-time” all the time? Are teachers sitting together “chatting”
What is Appropriate? Infants and toddlers (under 2) should be given plenty of time to move, but do not need a formal physical education program.
What is Appropriate? Preschoolers should accumulate at least one hour of daily structured physical activity. Preschoolers should engage in unstructured physical activity whenever possible, and should not be sedentary for more than one hour at a time.
What is Appropriate? Physical activity should take place both inside and outside. Organized team sports are not the best way for children 3-5 to build physical skills.
Sequences in Locomotor Development Walking Marching Galloping Hopping Running Traveling around obstacles Skipping
Some Skills to Develop First Sliding Leaping Climbing Crawling Chasing/fleeing
Some Skills to Develop Next Turning Twisting Bending Stopping Rolling Balancing Jumping/landing
Some Skills Developed Later Throwing Catching Kicking Punting Dribbling Volleying Striking with racket/long handled item
Activity Break up into two groups: First group: Set up an obstacle course outdoors for the first sequence on Locomotor Development. Second Group: Set up an indoor obstacle course that would incorporate the second set of locomotor skills.
Now Go Play! Each team will go and play one another’s obstacle course. Who will finish first! Can this be played like a relay race?
Activity 1.Think of 10 items you would use for movement activities 2. Think of 10 reasons kids would benefit from these activities 3. Think of 10 barriers to doing movement activities 4. Think of 10 gross motor movements kids could do
Activity cont. 5. Now, think of the last 4 digits of your phone number.
Remember! Movement activities should take place both indoors and outdoors!
Setting Up the Environment What would be important to do to the environment to promote safety during movement activities inside? What would be important to do to the environment to promote safety during movement activities outside?
Setting the Guidelines What guidelines would be important to have the children follow to promote safety during movement activities inside? What guidelines would be important to have the children follow to promote safety during movement activities outside?
But I Don’t Have Any $ Group activity. Break into groups. Each group take a look at these dollar store items How could you use these items to create locomotion activities? Come back to the large group and share ideas.
Everyone grows up with different food customs. How you feel about food and eating may be due to how you grew up. The Clean Plate Club
Activity Food pyramid Break up into three groups. First group plan breakfast Second Group plan lunch Third Group plan dinner Did we meek all the nutrition requirements for the day?
Did You Know? According to a government study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, less than 2% of children ages 2-17 years old meet their daily nutritional requirements according to the food pyramid.
Keys to Creating Healthy Attitudes Towards Eating Serve family style meals Offer a balance of different foods Accept that children will reject some food, and there will be some food wasted Accept when children are finished Accept appropriate exploration and play with food
Keys to Creating Healthy Attitudes Towards Eating Create a sense of non-wasteful plenty Offer small portions 1 tbsp serving for each year of age Large portions over whelm, cause overeating Small portions give children a chance to ask for more
Licensing Regulations R 400.1931 Food preparation and service (9) Children shall be encouraged to taste new foods, but shall not be required to eat anything they do not want.
Surviving the Picky Eater 1. It is a child’s responsibility to decide what he or she will eat from the food choices offered. 2. You can avoid power struggles by begging a child to eat. (“Please, just one more bite”)
Surviving the Picky Eater 3. It is best to allow a child to respond to his or her own hunger needs. 4. Serve as much food on a child’s plate as you serve on your own plate. 5. It is unusual for a child to demand the same food everyday.
Surviving the Picky Eater 6. You can set a good example by eating healthy foods with the children 7. When feeding a picky eater, you should set some rules about mealtime 8. Generally, a picky eater will not eat more if forced to sit at the table
Surviving the Picky Eater 9. To get a child to eat their veggies, it’s a good idea to say, “Eat your vegetables or you won’t get a treat.” 10. A child should not feel that eating is a way to gain your approval.
Health for You 5 Common Headache Triggers Simple Steps to Slimmer Waists Hands-On Stress Relief Managing Anger Getting a Second Wind
5 Common Headache Triggers Stress Diet Eyestrain Sitting Sleep
Slimmer Waists Eat breakfast Bite into a pickle or lemon Post a list Serve half the amount Exercise Take your time
Stress Relief Massage your scalp. Place thumbs behind ears and spread fingers on top of your head. Move your scalp back and forth slightly by making circles with your fingertips. Do this for 15-20 seconds
The Eye Easer Close your eyes and place ring fingers directly under your eyebrows near the bridge of your nose. Slowly increase pressure for 5 seconds, then gently release. Repeat 2-3 times.
The Shoulder Saver Place your left hand on the right side of your neck, by the shoulder. Press fingers firmly into the muscle while tucking your chin in toward your chest. Exhale and hold for 10 seconds, release, then repeat on other side.
The Palm Pleaser Lace your fingers together, leaving palms free. Slowly knead your left thumb into the palm of your right hand for 20-30 seconds. Repeat on your left hand.
Managing Anger Count to 10 Walk it off Distract yourself Keep a log Ask for help
Getting a Second Wind Refuel Breathe deeply Go on an imaginary vacation Call a friend Snap out of it Take a “good news” inventory Taken from “Top Health” Newsletter