Washing hands – All services should have policies and procedures implemented within their program to encourage good hygiene such as washing hands, educators should role model these practises and teach the children when it’s appropriate to wash their hands, such as after they have been to the toilet, before and after meal times, and if they are sick to prevent the spread of infection through droplets in the air. Also educators need to be washing their hands before and after administering medication and changing children’s nappies, wiping snotty noses, dealing with bodily fluids and also wearing gloves as a barrier to prevent infection spreading. (Canberra, 2012)
A child is considered obese when their weight is twenty percent more than than the ideal weight for their sex, age, and height (University of Michigan). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that in 2012, eighteen percent of children ages six to eleven were obese and twenty-one percent of adolescents ages twelve to nineteen were obese (Childhood Obesity Facts). In 2007 study of 40,000 children, the Food Research and Action Center found that “Obesity rates increased by 10 percent for all U.S. children 10- to 17-years old between 2003 and 2007, but by 23 percent during the same time period for low-income children,” (Relationship). In Tennessee, low income support is given through a database and reusable plastic cards, known as Electronic Benefit Transfer, that the families may use to buy groceries (EBT).
When you are an Early Childhood educator there are some key factors that you have to keep in mind: 1. Creating a safe environment and 2. Creating and instilling in your students and yourself a healthy environment.
Infection control refers to action devoted to policies and procedures that reduce the risk of spreading infections, reduce the occurrence of diseases caused by bacteria and viruses, parasite. The infectious diseases are normally spread by human to human, human to animal contact or by ingestion of food, droplet in the air, and contact with a surface that is the vehicle of the infective agent. H1N1, commonly known as the swine flu, a viral infection, was a cause of 2009 world-wide pandemic. The virus was first found in pigs, but a similar virus also found in humans. The virus spreads in a same manner as any other seasonal flu, mainly by droplets (small particles in the air) when an infected person coughs, sneezes or even talks, but also by touching
It should be shown in a variety of different ways to children, they should have a role model and be shown how they can keep healthy, this is including at home as well as In the setting. Parents and carers should work together to make sure children see examples of how to stay active and healthy. In the setting all the food that children are provided should be healthy, and if children do bring their own food such as if they have a packed lunch, it should be nutritious and healthy for them. The EYFS framework says 'The practitioner must promote good health of all the children that are attending the setting'. It is really essential that children develop healthy eating habits while they are young, this is because it will help promote their health and make sure they are healthy in the long and short
‘Health promotion means to have a positive attitude in the setting to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.’ One way children’s well-being can be supported by health promotion in the setting is by snack time. During snack time and lunch in my setting they have health foods which they encourage all children to eat. The setting provides balanced and healthy meals for the children. By giving children healthy meals and snacks it sets a good example and teaches children what they should be eating. Research from the national diet survey shows that ‘92% of children consume more saturated fat than recommended, 86% consume too much sugar, 72% consume to much salt and 96% of children don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables.’ This shows that some parents
Some people view Medicare and Medicaid as people getting over on the government and not taking care of their responsibilities. There are many different things that Medicare and Medicaid provide to an enormous amount of people in the United States. Some of these people who receive these services are not lazy, they may have gotten laid off of a job that provided health care insurance and now they do not have insurance or employment.
The Healthy People initiative is a health promotion and disease prevention effort that has an overall goal of a healthier nation. It is a set of goals and objectives that aims at eliminating health diseases and disparities while trying to improve the health over the course of ten years. The Healthy People Initiative has been going on since 1979. Over the course of the ten year increments, there are targets and objectives that are monitored to measure the progress. A main goal for this initiative is to empower individuals to make informed and smart health decisions and measure the impact of prevention activities. Overall, Healthy People 2020 is striving for success by hoping for nationwide health improvement and increasing the public awareness
What are socio-economic factors? According to Chase (n.d.) “Socioeconomic factors are the social and economic experiences and realities that help mold one 's personality, attitudes, and lifestyle.” The environment in which we live can shape a child’s growth. For instance, Genie’s story provides a great example of how the environment impacts physical and mental growth in children. “Genie 's case was one of the first to put the critical period theory to the test” (Genie: The Story of the Wild Child, 2015). This essay will analyze Genie’s circumstances and identify the socio-economical factors that impact physical and motor development.
If you’ve ever tried to follow nutrition news, then you know that recommendations change all the time. Foods that were once labeled as good for you can, for example, can suddenly be red flagged, and the food you were taught to avoid can all of a sudden be good for you. With all these mixed reviews going around, sticking to a healthy diet plan can be really challenging, which make sense right? It will also make you question the advice you’re receiving from experts, who, like the weather, appear to be changing their views regularly.
Child obesity is not merely an issue in the world but it has been seen as an epidemic. The number of overweight and obese children has increased at an alarming rate over the past years, and there is no chance of it slowly down without action being taken. Children suffering from obesity face an increased risk of compromised physical and mental well-being. Obesity in children is a significant public health concern. In addition, there is evidence that the incidence of children who are overweight is increasing despite efforts to the contrary. The consequences of child obesity are far reaching, implicating not only children on a physical scale but also socially and mentally. However,
Having the right knowledge, skills and experience in understanding how children or young people develop are very important tools for early years practitioners. We must put to mind that each child born to this world is unique; they are born with different characters and their personalities and behaviours are formed and influenced by variety of factors. These factors may affect their ways of interacting to the environment and community or setting in which they live in.