PREVENT Obesity

lunch box sandwhich and fruitWith obesity-related problems affecting the health and future of Florida's children, the Department of Children and Families has created a new program to provide resources and training to child care providers and families across the state to help prevent childhood obesity. The PREVENT Obesity initiative will Provide Resources, Evidence, Valuable Education and Training to reach facilities and homes throughout the state of Florida.

The mission of the PREVENT Obesity initiative is to be a catalyst in the fight against childhood obesity by ensuring child care providers are equipped with quality education, best practices and tools in the three proven areas directly linked to obesity prevention: nutrition, physical activity and limiting screen time. Tips will include portion and nutritional information, sample menus and alternative activities to screen time.

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