Download and read the Spectrum of Opportunities for Obesity Prevention in the Early Care and Education Setting (ECE) CDC Technical Assistance Briefing Document . ( see attached document) .
Prepare a brief paper (2 pages plus documentation as needed) to discuss implications of the recommendations in the above document.
Include opportunities and reasons for an ECE program to implement these CDC recommendations.
Include challenges that might be potential roadblocks to implementation of these recommendations.
Think of yourself as a consultant to an ECE program director. How would you convince him/her to implement a comprehensive approach to obesity prevention in early care? Which element(s) would you recommend s/he address first? Why?
Obesity Prevention in Early Care
The CDC`s recommendations to the Early Care and Education facilities program are an essential framework for prevention of obesity in children. According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated one in every five children under five years old is overweight or obese. Further, it approximates that 60 percent of these young children, spend about thirty hours weekly in the care of others away from their parents particularly in ECE settings (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). These parame