Nemours Florida Prevention Initiative


“Since 2009, Nemours FPI has been investing in disease prevention and health promotion in central Florida in an effort to address childhood obesity and promote healthy, early childhood development. Focusing on children’s first five years of life is based on the recognition that habits are still forming in the early years, early learning gives value on acquired skills, and early prevention beats the cost of later remediation. Nemours FPI has provided training and resources to central Florida child care programs including distribution of the Healthy Habits for Life Child Care Resource Kit – developed in partnership with Sesame Workshop, Nemours Health & Prevention Service and KidsHealth. Since then, working in partnership with Head Starts, Early Learning Coalitions, the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Offices, and other higher learning institutes, Nemours FPI has used a train-the-trainer model to provide healthy eating and physical activity training to child care providers, including family child care homes. Over time, FPI’s prevention and population health interventions have focused on communities in need to provide direct training and technical assistance” Nemours Florida Prevention Initiative.pdf

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