Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Childhood obesity is one of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century. Globally, it is estimated that over 41 million children under the age of five are overweight or obese. Why? What is contributing to these shocking figures, and what can we do about it? If not prevented or treated at an early age, obesity has the potential to be a lifelong condition, increasing the risk of developing interrelated non-communicable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke, musculoskeletal disorders, and some types of cancer. The good news is that childhood obesity and its associated diseases are mostly preventable.
Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds The University of Wollongong and the Early Start Research Institute has developed a free online course focused on ages zero to five that will give you lifestyle strategies to prevent childhood obesity and forge a pathway to a healthy future. Learn the latest innovative research in childhood development from respected and published professionals. Over four unique and engaging weeks, you will learn about nutrition, physical activity, screen time and sleep, and how the delicate balance of these four elements is crucial in establishing healthy patterns in children’s lives. Join us on four life-changing weeks, preventing obesity, and giving children an early start to healthy living, because every child deserves the best possible start to life.