Early Childhood

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Browse our library of materials and external links related to early childhood obesity.

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Adolescent Breastfeeding-Epidemiology & Role of Health Care Providers

Heather Sipsma, PhD, assistant professor at Benedictine University presented on research regarding adolescents and breastfeeding – rates of initiation and duration, factors that influence intention to breastfeed, and effective and promising health care interventions to support breastfeeding in young mothers.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

http://www.aapd.org

This organization has a variety of resources, including information on its Head Start initiative, funding for Head Start dental health programs, and a parent resource center.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

American Dental Association Early Childhood Tooth Decay Page

http://www.mouthhealthy.org

The ADA has facts, fact sheets and information about the causes of and ways to prevent early childhood tooth decay. This site also has a curriculum to teach children 4-7 years of age about dental health.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Animal Trackers

http://www.healthy-start.com/preschool-teaching-aids/animal-trackers.html

This classroom curriculum for children 3-5 years of age teaches physical activity and motor skills in a fun and interactive way.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Blueprint—Early Childhood Section

Early Childhood chapter in Blueprint.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Blueprint, General Resources

Breastfeeding FAQs (English)

FAQ in English – part of Breastfeeding Toolkit.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding FAQs (Spanish)

FAQ in Spanish – part of Breastfeeding Toolkit.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Kits—Introduction Letter to Practitioners

Breastfeeding Toolkit.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Pocket Card (English)

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Pocket Card (Spanish)

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Making the Decision Together

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

Bright Smiles from Birth

http://illinoisaap.org

This program of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has a variety of information, education and links to additional resources.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Choose MyPlate

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/index.html

The website features practical information and tips to help Americans build healthier diets. It features selected messages to help comsumers focus on key behaviors.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Color Me Healthy

http://www.colormehealthy.com

This curriculum supports healthy eating and physical activity for early childhood classroom settings. Components include: teachers guide, picture cards, posters, CDs with original songs, and reproducible parent newsletters.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Ellyn Satter Associates

http://www.ellynsatterinstitute.org

This website provides resources on healthy feeding/eating from birth through the teenage years, and eating/snacking tips for the whole family.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Examining the Research: Pregnant and Parenting Young People and Breastfeeding

This reference list was developed to supplement the training event, Successes in Adolescent Health: Tools and Techniques to Support Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding, held August 2016 at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. It includes over 40 peer-reviewed articles as well as Illinois- and Chicago-specific resources.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding, National Resources

Fathers Can Support Breastfeeding

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

HealthConnect One

http://www.healthconnectone.org

A nationally recognized nonprofit training and technical assistance agency which promote the health of mothers, infants, and families. The organization works with grassroots social service providers to transform distressed communities throughout Chicago.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Healthier Pregnancy Website

The site is designed to help providers and organizations increase the uptake and quality of preventive services for pre and perinatal patients as articulated by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations.

The Healthier Pregnancy Initiative was developed by the Office of the Regional Health Administrator, Region V in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with the participation of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration with (SAMHSA).

 

 

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding, National Resources

Healthy Hops

http://www.healthy-start.com/preschool-teaching-aids/healthy-hops.html

This curriculum for children 3-5 years of age teaches nutrition and health concepts along with active play.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Healthy Living for Ages 2-4 Years: A Resource Guide for Child Care Providers

Brochure for healthy living for children 2-4 years of age.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Healthy Start

http://www.healthy-start.com/preschool-teaching-aids/healthy-start.html

This curriculum for children 3-5 years of age is designed to teach healthy lifestyles in the early childhood classroom setting.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Illinois Breastfeeding Laws

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

Illinois Nutrition Education and Training Program

http://www.kidseatwell.org/training.htm

Free training and certification. Workshops are available in English and Spanish.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Illinois Obesity Prevention Standards – Case Study

The purpose of this case study is to share the Illinois experience in preventing obesity in early childhood via strengthening nutrition, physical activity and screen time standards in licensed child-care centers across the state.

This study is authored by:
Christy Serrano and Karen Berman, Ounce of Prevention Fund
Tom Browning and Marcia Stoll, Illinois Action for Children
Adam Becker, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
Jennifer Herd, Chicago Department of Public Health

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: General Resources, Prevention and Intervention

Illinois Physicians’ Statement on Breastfeeding

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

Illinois WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program

http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30513

This federal program provides food and health services for low income pregnant women, new mothers, and mothers with young children. Participants must meet specific income and health requirements.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

La Leche League International

http://www.llli.org

Helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Local Presentation—Breastfeeding: Critical Strategy for Health (Abramson)

Presentation from Dec 2009 QM by Rachel Abramson/HealthConnect One.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

Local Presentation—Overweight in Chicago Preschool Children (Turner)

Presentation from June 2005 QM by Lindsey Turner

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

Local Presentation—Prevention of Overweight in Preschool Minority Children (Fitzgibbon)

Presentation from March 2005 QM by Marian Fitzgibbon/Northwestern

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

National Center for Dental and Craniofacial Research

http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/OralHealthInformation/ChildrensOralHealth/

This center in the National Institutes of Health has resources in English and Spanish about how to support healthy infant teeth.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

http://www.mchoralhealth.org/highlights/ecc.html

The Focus on Early Childhood Caries page linked here is a source for scientific journal literature as well as educational material on early childhood dental health.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

National Women’s Health Resource Center

http://www.healthywomen.org

Helps soon-to-be and new mothers on all aspects of health related to pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. Offers tips for each trimester, exercising during pregnancy, keys to successful breastfeeding, etc.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

New Obesity Prevention Standards in Licensed Childcare Centers

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Plenary Presentation – Breastfeeding Makes All the Difference: Breastfeeding’s Role in Overcoming Adversity

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA describes issues of adversity, such as adverse childhood experiences, race and discrimination, stress and anxiety, and how breastfeeding can play a role in protecting infants and lessening the impact on the mother as well; with introductions from co-host, Michelle Hoersch, HHS, OASH – Region V.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding, National Resources

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Your Baby’s Health (English)

English guide to pregancy and breastfeeding—part of Breastfeeding Toolkit.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Your Baby’s Health (Spanish)

Spanish guide to pregnancy and breastfeeding—part of Breastfeeding Toolkit.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

QM Keynote – December 2015 – Encouraging Healthy Active Living for Families (Thapar)

Encouraging Healthy Active Living for Families
CLOCC Quarterly MeetingDecember 9, 2015
Mala Thapar, MPH, Program Manager, Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight
American Academy of Pediatrics

 

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

QM Keynote—Early Early Factors in Childhood Obesity (Christoffel)

Keynote from Dec 2009 QM by Kathy Christoffel.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

QM Keynote—Healthy Weight at Child Care: NAP SACC (Ward)

Keynote from Sept 2006 QM by Dianne Ward/University of North Carolina.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood, Research and Evaluation

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

Share Our Strength/Operation Frontline Chicago

http://www.nearnorthhealth.org/services/OFL/index.html

Offers a meal planning and preparation workshop for early childhood providers.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

SUPPLEMENTAL CONVERSATION GUIDE – Key Messages for Health Care Professionals to use in Promoting and Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding

It is important to make a commitment to ensure that breastfeeding support is consistently available for every mom and baby, every step of the way: prenatal, labor and delivery, NICU, and postpartum.

This document was offered as part of the training event, SUCCESSES IN ADOLESCENT HEALTH: Tools and Techniques to Support Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding, held August 2016 at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The training was a collaborative event hosted by: the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s Region V Adolescent Health Network; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s sub-programs, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago’s Children and Strengthening Chicago’s Youth; EverThrive Illinois; HealthConnect One; Heartland Human Care Services, Inc.|Heartland Alliance; Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health; Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; and the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Regional Operations – Region V. Subject matter experts, including adolescent medicine physicians, OBGYN’s, nurses, lactation consultants, school-based health center administrators and health professionals, researchers, public health professionals, youth development specialists, and pregnant and parenting youth.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding, National Resources

Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Young People – Welcome and Opening Remarks Resources

“Successes in Adolescent Health: Tools and Techniques to Support Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding” was an education and training event held in August 2016 to serve pregnant and parenting young people.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding – Follow-up Questions and Presenter Responses

This document contains a list of audience follow-up questions along with summaries of presenter responses. Examples of topics addressed include strategies to involve a pregnant or parenting adolescents’ mother in breastfeeding discussions, helping young moms feel empowered to breastfeed despite unsupportive family members, and enabling adolescents to make informed decisions about breastfeeding according to what they believe is best for them

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding – Guide

A guide to understanding what influences the decision to breastfeed, common barriers, and successful approaches to overcoming those barriers.

The Guide was developed as a follow-up from the training event, SUCCESSES IN ADOLESCENT HEALTH: Tools and Techniques to Support Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding, held August 2016 at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The training was a collaborative event hosted by: the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s Region V Adolescent Health Network; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s sub-programs, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago’s Children and Strengthening Chicago’s Youth; EverThrive Illinois; HealthConnect One; Heartland Human Care Services, Inc.|Heartland Alliance; Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health; Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; and the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Regional Operations – Region V. Subject matter experts, including adolescent medicine physicians, OBGYN’s, nurses, lactation consultants, school-based health center administrators and health professionals, researchers, public health professionals, youth development specialists, and pregnant and parenting youth contributed to the development of this Guide.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding, National Resources

Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding-Agenda Packet

View the agenda to learn more about this event, including topics addressed, presenter biographies, and information about the host organizations. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force breastfeeding counseling recommendation, as well as coverage requirements for breastfeeding support and counseling under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, are also included.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding

Supporting Teens and Their Babies with Breastfeeding-Hands On

Aimee Crow, MD, pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist at NorthShore University HealthSystem and Erie Family Health describes tips for working with pregnant and parenting young people through pregnancy, labor and delivery at the hospital, and in postpartum visits, including sample language to use to support them in breastfeeding.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding, National Resources

Teaching Children to Walk Safely as They Grow and Develop: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/program-tools/education-teaching-children-walk-safely-they-grow-and-develop

This guide provides age-appropriate safe walking skills development activities for parents and caregivers.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Team Nutrition

http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/childcare.html

The USDA’s website for early childhood nutrition includes information, tips, and other resources supporting the Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Team Nutrition – Feeding Infants

http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/feeding_infants.html

Infant feeding guidelines

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Tools and Techniques to Best Provide ACA-Covered Preventive Services-Breastfeeding

Ann E.B. Borders, MD, MSc, MPH, obstetrician-gynecologist in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem shares recommended practices for health care providers and systems to support patients in breastfeeding.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding, National Resources

Tools to Support Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding – Host Resources

This resource list was developed as a follow-up from the training event, SUCCESSES IN ADOLESCENT HEALTH: Tools and Techniques to Support Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding, held August 2016 at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The training was a collaborative event hosted by the following partner organizations; relevant resources from each organization are detailed below.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding, National Resources

University of Illinois Extension

http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/state/nutrition.html

Multiple facts, guidelines, and ideas for working and eating with children.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Childhood Toolkit

Westside Healthy Start Breastfeeding Support Model

Sandra Morales, CLC, Breastfeeding Support Counselor for the Westside Healthy Start program at Access Community Health Network discusses important the role of a breastfeeding counselor in affirming, educating, and supporting patients in breastfeeding.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding, National Resources

What’s in Breastmilk?

What’s in Breastmilk? Guide—part of Breastfeeding Toolkit.

Related Interest Group(s): Early Childhood

Related Topics: Breastfeeding