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NHLBI Educational Materials Catalog: We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children Activity and Nutrition) - Curriculum for Parents and Caregivers

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children Activity and Nutrition) - Curriculum for Parents and Caregivers

We Can! Energize Our Families: Curriculum for Parents and Caregivers, is a six-lesson curriculum with dynamic activities for parents to encourage a healthy weight in their family. The core concept explored is "energy balance," or the long-term balance between ENERGY IN (calories from food) and ENERGY OUT (calories burned through activity). In a fun and hands-on way, the lessons focus on helping participants learn essential skills that can help their families increase access and availability of healthy foods and make healthful food choices, become more physically active, and reduce recreational screen time. At the end of each lesson, participants are encouraged to try new nutrition and physical activity tips with their families over the next week. Participants later share their experiences trying the new behavior with the group.

The full curriculum is also available in Appendix A of the We Can! Energize Our Community Toolkit for Action.

Item No.: 05-WECANCIRRICULUM
Availability: PDF (1.21MB) (Information about file types)
Format: Use for E-ITEMs with no NHLBI pub number : Color
Page Count: 126 pages
Subject: Obesity and Physical Activity-We Can!
Audience: Health Professionals and General Public
Language: English
Size: 8.5 in. X 11 in.
Date of Publication: 2005



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