Eat Well Play Hard
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|Posted On:||Monday, 7th January 2019|
Long Island, New York
About Eat Well Play Hard:
Eat Well Play Hard (EWPH) is a key childhood obesity prevention initiative of the New York State Department of Health.
Childhood obesity is a major public health problem in New York State (NYS). According to the NYS Strategic Plan for Overweight and Obesity Prevention, recent data indicate that the prevalence of obesity among children and teenagers in the U.S. has tripled in the past 20 to 30 years. Nearly one-third of preschool-age children in New York State, aged 2 up to 5 years, are considered obese or overweight. In New York City alone, about one in four elementary school children (grades K-5) are obese. These prevalence rates greatly exceed the prevalence reported for the U.S. (15.8%).
Eat Well Play Hard was developed to help prevent childhood obesity and reduce long-term risks for chronic disease through the promotion of targeted dietary practices and increased physical activity. Poor nutrition and inadequate physical activity combined are the second most preventable actual cause of death in the USA. Being active builds healthy muscles, strengthens bones and helps maintain a healthy weight. It also reduces the risk of diabetes, heart attack and high blood pressure.
The Part-time Nutritionist/Registered Dietitian (RD) will implement the Champion Initiative, a component of Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings (EWPHCCS), a SNAP-Ed-funded New York State Health Department program. The Champion Initiative supports eligible group child care centers with creating and enhancing environments that support healthy eating and physical activity practices.
Send resume and cover letter to: Cynthia Lenz, Manager of Operations & Human Resources, Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org