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Corporate Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.)

Title Early childhood obesity prevention policies [electronic resource] / Leann L. Birch, Lynn Parker, and Annina Burns, editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2011.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xii, 190 p. : ill. (some col.)
Note "Early childhood obesity prevention policies."
"Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies, Committee on Obesity Prevention Policies for Young Children."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Assessing risk for obesity in young children -- Physical activity -- Healthy eating -- Marketing and screen time -- Sleep -- Methods -- Emerging issues in early childhood obesity prevention.
Summary Reviews factors related to overweight and obese children from birth to age 5, with a focus on nutrition, physical activity, and sedentary behavior, and recommends policies that can alter children's environments so that they promote the maintenance of healthy weight. Because the first years of life are important to health and well-being throughout the life span, preventing obesity in infants and young children can contribute to reversing the epidemic of obesity in children and adults. The report recommends that health care providers make parents aware of their child's excess weight early on. It also suggests that parents and child care providers keep children active throughout the day, provide them with healthy diets, limit screen time, and ensure children get adequate sleep.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Obesity in children -- United States -- Prevention.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Birch, Leann L.
Burns, Annina Catherine.
Parker, Lynn.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Obesity Prevention Policies for Young Children.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0309210240 (pbk.)

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