Course Description

This comprehensive course is designed to address the urgent and growing concern of childhood obesity, a pressing issue that affects families globally. It offers valuable insights and practical solutions for parents seeking to support their children's health and wellbeing.

Course Overview

This course provides a dual-focus approach, catering to both parents of overweight children seeking strategies for healthy weight management and parents aiming to instill robust eating and exercise habits to prevent obesity from an early age.

  1. Understanding Childhood Obesity: We'll start by exploring the latest statistics and research on childhood obesity, understanding its causes, implications, and the importance of tackling this issue early in life. Updated data and trends will offer a comprehensive view of this global challenge.

  2. Nutrition Essentials: Dive deep into the world of child nutrition. Learn about balanced diets, the role of different food groups, and how to create enjoyable, nutritious meals. We'll include real-life examples of healthy meal planning and tips for dealing with picky eaters.

  3. Physical Activity for Children: Discover the importance of physical activity in children's lives, exploring age-appropriate exercises and fun ways to keep your child active. We'll cover the latest guidelines on children's physical activity and provide examples of easy-to-implement activities for different age groups.

  4. Parental Guidance and Support: Understand your role as a parent in shaping your child's health behaviors. We'll discuss various parenting styles, their impact on children's health, and strategies for positive reinforcement.

  5. Dealing with Challenges: Address common challenges and barriers faced by parents and children in the journey towards a healthier lifestyle. We'll provide practical advice on managing setbacks and maintaining motivation.

  6. Health and Wellness from Infancy to Adolescence: Follow a child's growth journey from infancy to adolescence, with each stage bringing its unique challenges and opportunities in managing weight and health. This section provides a roadmap for parents to support their child's health through different developmental stages.

  7. Professional Guidance and Resources: While this course is rich in information, it is essential to complement it with professional advice. We'll guide you on when and how to seek help from healthcare professionals, including dietitians and pediatricians.

Why Take This Course?

  • Empowerment: Equip yourself with knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about your child’s health.
  • Prevention: Learn strategies to prevent obesity and associated health problems in your child from an early age.
  • Lifetime Skills: Develop skills and habits that benefit your family's health and wellbeing for a lifetime.

In conclusion, this course is an invaluable resource for any parent committed to nurturing a healthy, happy child. It's not just a course; it's a journey towards a healthier future for your family.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand what child obesity is and isn't.
  • Describe the childhood obesity epidemic.
  • Describe nutrition and your child's health.
  • Summarize physical activity.
  • Describe the importance of consistency.
  • Identify your parenting style and challenges.
  • Determine getting your child back to good health.
  • Summarize pregnancy and your child's first year.
  • Summarize the toddler and preschool years.
  • Summarize the school and adolescent years.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1: Introduction 10 points
Lesson 2: The Childhood Obesity Epidemic 10 points
Lesson 3: Nutrition and Your Child's Health 10 points
Lesson 4: Physical Activity 10 points
Lesson 5: Consistency 10 points
Lesson 6: Your Parenting Style and Challenges 10 points
Lesson 7: Getting Your Child Back to Good Health 10 points
Lesson 8: Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year 10 points
Lesson 9: The Toddler and Preschool Years 8 points
Lesson 10: The School and Adolescent Years 8 points
Lesson 11: If Problems Arise 7 points
The Final Exam 50 points
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