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What We’re Reading – 1/27/16

Can Babies Be Obese? In this piece, NPR’s Barbara King speaks with medical professionals from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to find out if babies can be born obese. In short, yes they can. A baby at or over the 95th percentile is considered obese, but doctors don’t usually intervene unless a high BMI is Continue reading

Well Done: Leadership Council agencies encourage play!

Healthy and Active Before 5 is committed to increasing the availability and utilization of safe play and physical activity for young children and families within our county. Over the past year, Project Assistant Tonya Love, has been reviewing literature, conducting interviews with Contra Costa experts, and providing technical assistance to our Leadership Council agencies to help Continue reading

Physical activity guidelines (by age)

Movement and play are important from the very start. Children build motor skills, muscles and learn about the world, through joy and fun. Children older than 1 yr should not be sedentary for more than 60 minutes at a time, except when sleeping. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NAPSE) says it’s important that Continue reading