New IOM Report: Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies

Jun 23, 2011 by

New IOM Report: Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies

Even the youngest children in the United States are at risk of becoming obese. To combat this growing problem and contribute to efforts in obesity prevention in young children, the IOM reviewed factors related to overweight and obesity from birth to age five, with a focus on nutrition, physical activity, and sedentary behavior.

The IOM recommends that healthcare providers take opportunities to make parents aware of their child’s excess weight early on. In addition, the IOM recommends that parents and child care providers keep children active throughout the day, provide them with healthy diets, limit screen time, and ensure children get an adequate amount of sleep.

Access the IOM report here.

Related Posts

Tags

Share This