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Back to Basics: Nutrition in Head Start

In Columbus, Ohio, where The Gravely Group is located, the city council voted last week to remove the city-wide mask mandate. Columbus Public School District, Ohio’s largest, did the same, removing any mask requirements for both children and staff. Experts are stating publicly that this might be the beginning of the end of the pandemic,…

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Tips for Teaching Nutrition in Head Start

In Head Start Performance Standard 1302.46:(ii): Discuss their child’s nutritional status with staff, including the importance of physical activity, healthy eating, and the negative health consequences of sugar-sweetened beverages, and how to select and prepare nutritious foods that meet the family’s nutrition and food budget needs. How can we help Head Start encourage healthy eating?…

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Rising number of parents experiencing “Obliviobesity,” or the inability to recognize their child is overweight

Dr. David Katz, founder of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, recently coined the term “Obliviobesity.” In an article for the Childhood Obesity Journal, of which he is editor, he explains that obliviobesity is the inability for parents to recognize weight problems with their own children. According to the study Katz cites, “parents tended to recognize…

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