Child health and childhood obesity are two related aspects of early childhood care and education that have been the focus of a lot of attention recently. There are many issues which impact on the health and wellbeing of young children.
Poor eating habits, lack of understanding of or access to food/nutrition information, and lack of fitness and physical exercise are all factors which contribute to what is becoming known as the obesity epidemic. While these are some of the risk factors, there are many simple and effective ways to prevent childhood obesity and encourage a healthy lifestyle in young children.
While obesity is one area of child health which is currently attracting a lot of attention, particularly in the media, there are many other aspects of child health that should be taken into account. A healthy lifestyle consists of many things: as an advocate of young children, Early Childhood Australia promotes their social, spiritual and moral wellbeing as well as their physical and mental health.
Early Childhood Australia has a number of quality-assured resources which cover these important areas of growth and development for young children. We also have a number of links to online resources that deal with the issues of childhood obesity and child health.
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