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Talking About Weight: From Age One to Five

In the past several years there has been significant research regarding obesity and its impact on health outcomes, both physical and emotional.  This one day training is designed to provide WIC CPAs with an overview of how weight management is key throughout the lifecycle, but will primarily focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to provide participant-centered counseling and education to parents, guardians, or caregivers of children age one to five. We will explore how to use key information about obesity risks in a strategic manner utilizing the nutrition assessment as our framework. In addition, we will examine the role of referrals when more targeted assistance may be needed to support the family.

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

• Use risk factors and impact of obesity on health outcomes to inform counseling and education
• Plan and provide targeted participant-centered education and counseling on weight management
• Develop confidence and competence in utilizing the PCNA to initiate opportunities to talk about weight management in children ages one to five
• Apply the PCNA framework to counsel and set behavioral goals for weight management

Target Audience: WIC Coordinators, CPA+, Qualified Nutritionists, CPAs, Breastfeeding Coordinators