South African-Based Childhood Obesity Prevention Programme

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Childhood obesity is a public health problem associated with high risk of onset of non-communicable diseases in the adult years. Preschool is a crucial phase in the development and growth of physical, social, and mental well-being. Thus, a South African childhood obesity prevention program was developed to promote healthy eating behavior in young children aged two to five years. The programme is aimed at caregivers and mothers of preschool children. This programme is multi-faceted and focuses on basic principles of healthy eating, such as increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables, as well as strengthening physical activity in preschool environments. Healthy family environments are essential to the growth and development of children, and they should include healthy family meals and physical activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Perspectives on Preschool Education and Care
EditorsHülya Şenol
Publication statusPublished - 2023


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