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FMH Center for Diabetes & Nutrition Hosts Seminar Promoting Health Lifestyles for Children


Staff from the FMH Center for Diabetes & Nutrition recently hosted a seminar called Healthy Weigh for Kids - Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Children. This seminar was presented to childcare providers in Frederick County through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Of the over 300 private childcare providers in Frederick County, 41 providers were in attendance.

Lead by Joanna Eaton, MSPH, RD, LDN and Heather Boyd, RD, LDN, CDE; topics included understanding the recommendations related to prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, how to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, decrease screen time, increase physical activity, and decrease consumption of sugared beverages. The Dietitian team incorporated two breakout sessions for childcare providers to discuss managing picky eaters and increasing physical activity.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this training!

Categories: Diabetes