Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Study: Child Care Workers Affect Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has become one of the most widespread health threats in the US. Child care workers have an opportunity to address childhood obesity because many children spend a lot of their time in a child care facility. Child care workers can work directly with the child to improve their eating and physical activity habits, as well as work with parents so that they are educated about what they can do to help their child at home. Studies like the one from the CT Post will help give child care workers more insight into the improvements they can make to a child’s daily routine to combat obesity.

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Visit our Evidence-Based Practice Directory

KidsMentalHealthInfo.com has an evidence-based practice directory that lists mental health providers trained in popular evidence-based practices available in Connecticut for children and families with behavioral health needs. Evidence-based practices are those supported by research showing that they work for most children.