Promoting Physical Activity in Early Child Care and Education Settings

December 12, 2013 3-4pm ET

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), which has regulatory authority over group child care centers in NYC, modified the health code to promote obesity prevention in early childhood settings. Specifically, the regulations implemented in 2007 strengthened the requirements for physical activity opportunities offered and limited screen time provided to children.  In order to better understand the implementation of these policies, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC Foundation, NYC DOHMH, and ICF International worked collaboratively to conduct an evaluation of this effort.  This webinar will highlight key findings from this work related to promoting physical activity within a group child care setting, focusing on providing practical recommendations and tools that child care providers can use to improve the delivery of physical activity opportunities within child care and promote childhood obesity prevention.

Source: ICF International

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