PLEASE, SEE BELOW CLASSMATE DISCUSSION ANSWER AND WRITE A response EITHER AGREEING/ DISAGREEING FOR FUTHER ELABORATING ON THE SUBJECT POSTED BY CLASSMATE.
– minimum of 150 words or more
– strong academic writing / APA style 7th ed (please use in-text citing and References at end )
– must be scholarly articles only no older than 5 years or website that is gov/ org. no blogs
– please be original writing ( will check for plagiarism ).
Classmate (DL) discussion:
Children are considered a vulnerable population because they are often unable to advocate for their own health. In Weld County, Colorado, childhood obesity is a major issue; in 2017, 35.3% of children ages 5 to 14 were classified as overweight or obese (Weld County, n.d.). To reverse the trends of early childhood obesity, the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE) has identified several strategies for successful implementation of this intervention. These strategies include providing education training in childcare centers and homes, promotion of breastfeeding even after mothers return to work, participating in the statewide initiative with consistent education for families to infants and children, and utilization of the 5210 make Today count campaign (Weld County, n.d.). This campaign reminds parents and caregivers for children to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day, no more than 2 hours of screen time each day, 1 hour of exercise each day, and 0 sugar drinks (Weld County, n.d.). While there are not statistics available yet for current childhood obesity rates, the WCDPHE identified in the 2018 annual report that 3 childcare centers and 13 childcare homes were educated on breastfeeding and 12 childcare centers were educated on physical activity and nutrition (Weld County, 2018). One suggestion I would make for improvement is to send home educational information with children in their Friday folders or directly to parents via mail, email, or newsletters, so that the educational material is readily available to them.
Weld County. (n.d.). Childhood obesity prevention.https://www.weldgov.com/departments/health_and_environment/health_education_programs/childhood_obesity_prevention
Weld County. (2018). 2018 annual report [PDF]. https://www.weldgov.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6/File/Departments/Health%20and%20Environment/Data%20&%20Statistics/Annual%20Report%202018.pdf
"Place your order now for a similar assignment and have exceptional work written by our team of experts, guaranteeing you A results."