Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity

2 Clock Hours / 0.2 CEUs / $18.00

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Course Description

This course applies to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

This course covers children’s physical movement and nutritional needs and fun activities you can use to meet them. Learn about factors that contribute to childhood obesity, the long-term effects it can have on children, and ways to help children avoid or reverse obesity.

See the learning outcomes and topics below for more information on what is covered in this course.

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Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity
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Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity
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Course formats

This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component/testing) and our fully online format. The online format of this course includes audio narration in most course sections.

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Acceptance information

This course is accepted for annual state training requirements in most states, and for the CDA and for CDA renewal training requirements.

In Nevada this course fulfills the annual 2 clock hour obesity/wellness/nutrition/physical activity training requirement.


NAC training

The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential. Click here for more approved NAC training.

CACFP: CCNP Certification & CMP Certification

This course covers 2 hours in CACFP “Specialty 1. Nutrition” towards obtaining and renewing the CACFP Child Nutrition Professional (CCNP) certification and CACFP Management Professional (CMP) certification.

Learning outcomes

After completing Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity you will be able to  explain the early childhood professionals’ role in promoting children’s health and fitness; describe young children’s need for physical movement; and describe nutritional recommendations for children’s healthy development.

Topics covered

  • Immediate and long-term health effects of childhood obesity
  • Benefits of physical activities for children
  • Planning physical activities for children
  • Physical activity guidelines and activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
  • Physical activity guidelines for children with diverse abilities and needs
  • Healthy food selection and eating practices
  • Parents’ role in maintaining children’s health


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

What our students say about Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity:

"I simply love Care Courses [Creating Schedules and Routines and Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity]. I have a large family including three very young children. Care Courses provides me a way to continue my education in my own time, at my own pace. I find that I am able to absorb the information available much better and can apply it to my daily life. I find each course that I have taken  extremely informative and very simple to follow along. I have applied many things that I have learned in my classroom and passed them on to other educators like myself. I rave about Care Courses and will continue to do so. Thank you for a wonderful service, it is much appreciated." - Las Vegas, Nevada

"Everything was great! The courses were informative and helped me acquire the hours I needed for my state's continued education training. The really great thing was that I received the results and certificates very, very quickly. I was pleasantly surprised that the results/hours were sent to my state's program within a couple of days. I 100% will be participating in training programs through Care Courses in the future. Thanks!" - Tulsa,Oklahoma

Completion deadline

This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.

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