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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Introduction in your program are asking about what you’re doing to tackle childhood obesity, so you’ll use part 1, Nutrition and Healthy Eating Habits, to set program-improvement goals in response to their concerns. Or maybe a third-party adviser or mentor will use the book to help your program qualify for a wellness-related endorsement or grant. No matter, Healthy Children, Healthy Lives is a tool that can be used in its entirety, part by part, or even section by section, as need be. Each of the six parts in Healthy Children, Healthy Lives begins by providing an overview of the subject matter and explaining its relevance to early childhood. Each part is then divided into sections that zero in on and describe specific wellness topics, and each wellness topic breaks down into achievable goals and checklists. Here are the sections, by part, in Healthy Children, Healthy Lives: Part Section Part 1: Nutrition and Healthy Eating Habits Foods and Meals Healthy Eating Habits for Infants Healthy Eating Habits for Children Program Approach to Nutrition Nutrition Education and Resources for Families Part 2: Physical Activity and Fitness Developing Physical Activity and Fitness Habits in Children Program Approach to Physical Activity Physical Activity and Fitness Education and Resources for Families Part 3: Emotional Health and Resilience Sociability Emotional Intelligence Positive Behavior Guidance Approaches to Learning Family Support and Involvement Part 4: Physical Health Health Promotion Addressing Illness and Special Health Needs of Children Environment Environmental Health Part 5: Safety and Risk Management Safety Emergency Preparedness Injury Prevention Security Part 6: Leadership Communicating with Families about Health, Safety, and Fitness Leading Program Staff Members Facility and Financial Management xv COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL