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Having completed this module, you should be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence, trends, and consequences of childhood obesity
  • Discuss the rationale for and the process of applying an ecological approach for planning interventions to promote healthy eating and active living
  • List key child and adult behaviors contributing to excessive weight gain in children
  • Assess environmental factors contributing to excessive weight gain in children
  • Assess and prioritize predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors related to excessive weight gain in children
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