Health Promotion and Public Education
Research has shown that prenatal factors, as well as pregnancy and first years of life, contribute to obesity in childhood and beyond. Unveiled in Spring, 2016, fiveSMART is CLOCC’s health message for pregnancy and for infants and toddlers.
fiveSMART provides guidance for three different phases of early childhood (prenatal, 0-12 months and 1-3 years) in the following areas:
Meals and snacks
Role modeling & responsiveness
Things to avoid
fiveSMART is especially useful for early childhood health providers, who represent an important source of information for families of young children, including:
- Hospitals/Community Clinics
- Home Visitors
- Childcare Providers
- Parent Engagement
- Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
- Community Health Workers
The fiveSMART message and its supporting collateral are available for use by our partners, either alone or integrated into existing programs.