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- Program to reduce television viewing among young children ages 2-5 in licensed early care and education centers by training educators in an evidence-based curriculum and engaging families in reducing television time at home
What population benefits?
Children ages 2-5 attending licensed early care and education centers.
What are the estimated benefits?
Relative to not implementing the strategy
Reduce child daily television time which can help promote healthy child weight.
What activities and resources are needed?
|Train early care and education directors and staff on an evidence-based curriculum (Fit5Kids) to reduce television time||• Time for state early care and education agency training consultant to prepare for and lead trainings
• Time for early care and education program directors and staff to attend trainings
• Travel costs
|State early care and education training consultant|
|Provide training materials for early care educators and administrators to engage children and families in reducing television time||• Cost of training materials||State government|
|Provide materials to children and families to promote reduced TV time||• Cost of materials for children and families
• Cost of the book “The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV”
|Early care and education programs|
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Kenney EL, Mozaffarian RS, Long MW, Barrett JL, Cradock AL, Giles CM, Ward ZJ, Gortmaker SL. Limiting television to reduce childhood obesity: cost-effectiveness of five population strategies. Child Obes. 2021 Oct;17(7):442-448. doi: 10.1089/ chi.2021.0016.
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CHOICES Strategy Profile: Program in Early Care and Education Settings to Reduce TV Viewing. CHOICES Project Team at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA; September 2023
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