Step 1: Chapter 4 of Child and Adolescent Development discusses body growth and development in children during their early childhood years. You will need to do some online researching the topic obesity in children. Explore the causes of childhood obesity, the health risks associated with it, and ways that one family works to combat childhood obesity and prevent developmental problems in their child.
Step 2: Use your research and understanding of Lesson 4 materials to construct a detailed response to the following discussion questions:
- What have you learned about the nutritional needs and eating habits of young children?
- What are the connections between a child’s lifestyle and his/her physical health?
- What are some of the barriers to healthy physical development in our nation’s children?
- How can we as a society work to better address the physical needs of young children?