A Growing Issue

Understanding and promoting healthy growth and development in toddlers

London 2007

Study Day 2007

The prevalence of childhood obesity and the government’s commitment to halt its rising levels by 2010 has thrust health and childcare professionals into the frontline of the battle to halt this epidemic. But childhood obesity is just one of the challenges facing health and childcare professionals who are advising parents about healthy eating and living. Equally it is important to identify the early signs of poor nutrition and inadequate growth.

Key Topics

  • Promoting healthy growth through nutrition
  • What are the normal developmental milestones?
  • How do you measure growth?
  • Weight faltering – when to be concerned
  • Obesity – when to be concerned