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Let's review the course objectives. Having completed this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence, trends, and consequences of childhood obesity
  • Discuss the rationale for and 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
  • Discuss the rationale and approaches for building and facilitating effective collaborations for addressing nutrition issues
  • Identify appropriate intervention methods and strategies for addressing priority predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors contributing to excessive weight gain in children
  • Develop an action plan for addressing childhood obesity in your community