This list contains a variety of resources associated with fitness, growth, and obesity prevention for preschoolers.
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Obesity now affects 1 in 5 children and adolescents in the United States. This resource provides a Child and Teen BMI calculator, childhood obesity facts, and causes and consequences of obesity.
This website suggests ways that parents can encourage children to participate in physical activities to promote good health.
This page provides information of using growth charts and why they are used by doctors.
This article geared towards parents and caregivers gives age-appropriate recommendations for physical activity for children 3 and up.
State law addresses making physical education (PE) inclusive, including adapted PE or accommodations when necessary.
This blog gives an overview of the impact of childhood obesity and how early life experiences shape health. The authors provides a potential solution in addressing adverse neighborhood conditions.
This resource explains to parents how to get – and keep their child active, and how to meet the recommended levels of physical activity.
This 1-minute video shows how being active together helps channel kids’ natural energy and keeps them healthy and strong.
This article for parents and caregivers explains what physical therapy is for children, what physical therapists do, and how you can find a physical therapist.
This article provides tips for parents on how to engage preschoolers in active play.
This article covers topics such as growth and puberty, body mass index, under and overweight, and the role genes play.