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Sleep and obesity

Introduction to the importance of sleep and its impact on obesity.

And so we have reached the final chapter of our course and are ready to learn about the vital role that sleep plays in providing children with a healthy early start to life.

Over the last few weeks we have learned about the importance of nutrition, physical activity and a healthy balance of screen time in the lives of young children.

This week we will take a closer look at how these elements, combined with healthy sleep patterns, are essential for preventing obesity in children and enhancing their health and development.

We will explore the science behind sleep and what happens when we don’t get enough sleep. Talking to leading experts and researchers in the field we gain strategies for optimising and prioritising sleep for the young children in our lives.

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Preventing Childhood Obesity: an Early Start to Healthy Living

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