Navigation Links
Policies that promote healthy eating, activity and sleep are needed to curb obesity in infants, toddlers and preschoolers
Date:6/23/2011

vities, and getting children outdoors to play when and where possible. They also could avoid using restriction of play as a disciplinary measure. Infants should be allowed to move freely with appropriate supervision. Potential steps to achieve this goal include using cribs, car seats, and high chairs only for their intended purposes and limiting use of strollers, swings, and bouncing chairs.

Child care providers should also limit television viewing and use of computers, mobile devices, and other digital technologies to less than two hours per day for children ages 2 to 5, the report adds. Child care facilities and preschools could advance this goal by restricting screen time of any form to 30 minutes in half-day programs and one hour in full-day programs. Health care providers could counsel parents on the benefits of restricting screen time. The appropriate federal agencies -- including the Federal Trade Commission and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- will need to monitor industry compliance with voluntary national nutrition and marketing standards for children, which are currently being developed by an interagency task force.

Healthy Eating

Given that only 13 percent of mothers breast-feed exclusively for six months after birth, and only 22 percent continue breast-feeding up to a year, health care providers and organizations should step up efforts to encourage breast-feeding, the report says. A potential way to achieve this goal is all hospitals adopting the World Health Organization's International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes and the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, which limit samples and depictions of formula and help mothers initiate and continue breast-feeding.

All child care facilities and preschools should be required to follow the meal patterns established by the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which reflect age-appropriate amounts of sugar, salt, and f
'/>"/>

Contact: Christine Stencel
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academy of Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Physician Assistants Call on Congress for Policies That Promote High-Quality Patient Care
2. Comments by American Dental Association President Dr. Ron Tankersley on the Pew Center on the States report The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children
3. Kidney Patients From Across South Carolina Visit State Capitol to Encourage Policies that Improve Patient Access to Life-Saving Dialysis and Transplant Care
4. Mathematical model can help communities better evaluate sex offender policies
5. ICRW Says to Stop Violence against Women, Aim National Policies at Men
6. New study examines the economic returns of public access policies
7. MRSA policies differ among hospitals, study shows
8. Pediatric vaccine stockpile policies need to be revisited, researcher says
9. On Health Policies, U.S. Lags Other Nations: Survey
10. Minnesotas Anti-Tobacco Policies Reap Benefits: CDC
11. No smoking policies may present challenges to treatment centers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/26/2014)... Maryland (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 ... accepting submissions for the tenth annual MEDA Awards, ... economic development excellence in Maryland. “The MEDA Awards ... economic prosperity to the state. We encourage our ... that are making a positive economic impact in ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... November 26, 2014 Increasing demand ... include image guided surgeries has paved way for ... Rising incidence of various types of cancers and ... increase in demand for these owing to their ... contrast media injectors market can also be attributed ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... November 26, 2014 German scientists say ... science can cause mesothelioma that looks and acts similar ... new article on the research. Click here to ... Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine in Hannover injected ... all of the rats eventually developed mesothelioma , ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 For its ... independently published The AIS Report on Blue Cross and ... WellPoint, Inc. on the varied strategies the two Blues ... improve compliance with treatments for sleep apnea, ranging from ... disorder, because it’s linked to increased rates of a ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... With Thousand Oaks cosmetic dental work ... the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Woodland Hills and Oxnard, ... for some. , That is why they offer a variety ... “No dentist wants cost to come between a patient and ... Mamaly Reshad, partner in the Anacapa Dental Art Institute. “That’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Maryland Economic Development Association Seeking Submissions for 2015 Awards 2Health News:Contrast Media Injectors Market To 2020 - Global Industry, Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecast To 2020 Research Report By Grand View Research, Inc. 2Health News:Contrast Media Injectors Market To 2020 - Global Industry, Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecast To 2020 Research Report By Grand View Research, Inc. 3Health News:Multi-walled Nanotubes Linked to Mesothelioma in New Study, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:AIS Newsletter Reports on Strategies Blues Plans Are Implementing to Combat Sleep Apnea 2Health News:AIS Newsletter Reports on Strategies Blues Plans Are Implementing to Combat Sleep Apnea 3Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Doctors Offers 6 Tips on How to Pay for Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry 2Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Doctors Offers 6 Tips on How to Pay for Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry 3Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Doctors Offers 6 Tips on How to Pay for Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry 4Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Doctors Offers 6 Tips on How to Pay for Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry 5
... THURSDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Indoor tanning beds may be ... New research published online Oct. 6 in the Journal of ... used in tanning beds -- UVA1 -- may penetrate to a ... changes caused by UV rays. The new study ...
... genes turn on and off at the wrong times, proteins ... of control. Even a cancer cell,s metabolism goes haywire, as ... them to generate energy. One particular piece of cellular machinery ... is a group of proteins called mTORC1. This master control ...
... News) -- More than 28,000 cases of injury and illness ... in the United States between 2002 and 2008, according to ... at private homes, and the most common problems were respiratory ... The findings are based on projections from a nationally representative ...
... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National ... study of tobacco users to monitor and assess the ... The initiative, called the Tobacco Control Act National ... NIH/FDA collaboration on tobacco regulatory research since Congress granted ...
... you live could play a larger role in health ... by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of ... neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland and found that, with the ... obesity among women and use of health services disappeared ...
... is entering the next phase of a multi-million, multi-institutional ... an individual,s level of exposure to radiation in the ... The project will enter a $5 million contract option ... by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Tanning Beds May Be Even Riskier Than Thought 2Health News:Tanning Beds May Be Even Riskier Than Thought 3Health News:How cells sense nutrients and fuel cancer cell growth 2Health News:FDA and NIH announce joint study on tobacco use and risk perceptions 2Health News:Place, not race, may be a larger determinant of health disparities 2Health News:ASU embarks on next phase of an effort to rapidly assess radiation dose 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... DALLAS , November 25, 2014 ... Surgical Instruments Market by Power Source (Electric, Battery, ... Console, Cables, Blade, Burr, Cart), by Application (Orthopedic, ... 2019" published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Powered Surgical Instruments ... to $1.6 Billion in 2014 and is expected ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 Reinforcing its commitment to enabling confident ... PHG AEX: PHIA) today announced 510(k) clearance ... its IQon Spectral CT , presenting an entirely ... adds a new dimension to Computed Tomography (CT) imaging, ... structures based on their material content within a single ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014   Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA ... provider of advanced veterinary diagnostic and other specialty veterinary ... Chair, will attend The Benchmark Company, LLC,s Micro Cap Discovery ... be held at The Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe ... to 2:30 p.m. Please email hska@haydenir.com or contact ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Powered Surgical Instruments Market Worth $2.1 Billion by 2019 2Powered Surgical Instruments Market Worth $2.1 Billion by 2019 3Powered Surgical Instruments Market Worth $2.1 Billion by 2019 4Philips receives FDA 510(k) clearance for IQon Spectral CT 2Philips receives FDA 510(k) clearance for IQon Spectral CT 3Heska to Attend Benchmark Micro Cap Discovery Conference 2
... GLEN BURNIE, Md. , Jan. 14 ... provider of prescription medications and veterinary therapeutic and ... Pet Nutrition, Inc. ("Hill,s"), a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive ... expand its reach to veterinarians and pet owners ...
... , , , ... January 14 QualiSystems today announced,the release of TestShell ... management. Resource Manager is the,latest module in the award-winning TestShell ... TestShell Resource Manager ( http://tinyurl.com/ResMngr ) is a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:VetCentric Partners With Hill's Pet Nutrition 2VetCentric Partners With Hill's Pet Nutrition 3QualiSystems TestShell now Maximizes Test Lab Resource Management 2QualiSystems TestShell now Maximizes Test Lab Resource Management 3
... The new Finnpipette Focus from ... to combine ergonomics with uncompromising ... handle plate offers a custom ... The new shorter tip cones ...
... pipette is ideal for repeated ... Fixed volume FInnpipettes offer the ... other Finnpipette Digital pipettes: ... (1-40ul), Soft-touch tip ejection, Safety ...
This fixed-volume digital micropipet is used to accurately measure and transfer 5 microliters of solution....
5L...
Medicine Products: