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Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT Session 4: Less Sit, More Fit: ENERGY OUT Chapter 7 | Parent Program Training Session 4: Less Sit, More Fit: ENERGY OUT.

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1 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT Session 4: Less Sit, More Fit: ENERGY OUT Chapter 7 | Parent Program Training Session 4: Less Sit, More Fit: ENERGY OUT

2 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT  Increase physical activity  Find fun in physical activity  Reduce screen time  Maintain progress  Complete Tell Us What You Think Now evaluation tool Overview of Session 4

3 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT  Adults should get at least 30 minutes of moderate- intensity, physical activity on most days of the week and, if possible, 60 minutes, when trying to maintain weight  Children should be physically active for at least 60 minutes on most, if not all, days Physical Activity Recommendations

4 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT  How do they feel when they are physically active?  What are some enjoyable aspects of physical activity?  Why aren’t people getting enough physical activity even though we know it’s important? Finding Fun in Physical Activity

5 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT Use the We Can! Make Physical Activity Fun handout to stimulate dialogue. We Can! Make Physical Activity Fun

6 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT  Bring others into it  Make time  Stay motivated  Build new skills  Make the most of all weather conditions Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT Suggestions for Fun Physical Activities

7 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT We Can! Tip straight from the community Get Real about Screen Time & Physical Activity Changes Encourage parents to discuss realistic physical activity and screen time changes that build upon existing routines Boston Public Health Commission (Boston, MA) We Can! City

8 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT  Screen time = physical inactivity  Spending more time in front of TVs, computers, video games  Eating while in front of screen Physical Inactivity

9 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT No more than 2 hours/day of recreational screen time for children Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT Screen Time Recommendations

10 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT Parental Rules:  About half (53%) of all 8- to 18-year-olds say their families have no rules about TV watching Screen Time:  On average, 8- to 18-year-olds spend nearly 4 hours watching TV, videos, and DVDs every day Media in the Bedroom:  Two-thirds of young people have a TV in their bedroom, 1/2 have a video game player, and nearly 1/3 have a computer Source: Kaiser Foundation. Generation M. Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year-olds. March Screen Time Statistics

11 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT  Set limits on screen time  Make meal time a family time with conversation  Provide other options for family activity  Don’t use TV to reward or punish  Teach children to be media savvy Tips to Help Children Reduce Screen Time

12 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT Tool to track children’s time spent in front of the screen. Reduce Children’s Screen Time Log

13 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight for Life How to:  Maintain progress  Maintain Energy Balance  Stay motivated  Handle setbacks Tips to Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight

14 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT We Can! Tip straight from the community Maintain the Connection Host class reunions and send follow-up s to help parents maintain relationships and keep up their motivation. Tweens Fitness Coalition (Lexington, KY) We Can! General Community Site

15 Chapter 7 | Session 4: ENERGY OUT Invite parents to provide feedback on the program. Tell Us What You Think Now


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