Healthy incentive scheme in the Irish full-day-care pre-school setting.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/311630
Title:
Healthy incentive scheme in the Irish full-day-care pre-school setting.
Authors:
Molloy, C Johnston; Kearney, John; Hayes, Nóirín; Slattery, Corina Glennon; Corish, Clare
Citation:
Healthy incentive scheme in the Irish full-day-care pre-school setting. 2013:1-12 Proc Nutr Soc
Journal:
The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Issue Date:
16-Dec-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/311630
DOI:
10.1017/S0029665113003807
PubMed ID:
24330783
Abstract:
A pre-school offering a full-day-care service provides for children aged 0-5 years for more than 4 h/d. Researchers have called for studies that will provide an understanding of nutrition and physical activity practices in this setting. Obesity prevention in pre-schools, through the development of healthy associations with food and health-related practices, has been advocated. While guidelines for the promotion of best nutrition and health-related practice in the early years' setting exist in a number of jurisdictions, associated regulations have been noted to be poor, with the environment of the child-care facility mainly evaluated for safety. Much cross-sectional research outlines poor nutrition and physical activity practice in this setting. However, there are few published environmental and policy-level interventions targeting the child-care provider with, to our knowledge, no evidence of such interventions in Ireland. The aim of the present paper is to review international guidelines and recommendations relating to health promotion best practice in the pre-school setting: service and resource provision; food service and food availability; and the role and involvement of parents in pre-schools. Intervention programmes and assessment tools available to measure such practice are outlined; and insight is provided into an intervention scheme, formulated from available best practice, that was introduced into the Irish full-day-care pre-school setting.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
CHILD HEALTH; OBESITY; PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
ISSN:
1475-2719

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMolloy, C Johnstonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKearney, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Nóirínen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSlattery, Corina Glennonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorish, Clareen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-20T16:37:33Zen
dc.date.available2014-01-20T16:37:33Zen
dc.date.issued2013-12-16en
dc.identifier.citationHealthy incentive scheme in the Irish full-day-care pre-school setting. 2013:1-12 Proc Nutr Socen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1475-2719en
dc.identifier.pmid24330783en
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0029665113003807en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/311630en
dc.description.abstractA pre-school offering a full-day-care service provides for children aged 0-5 years for more than 4 h/d. Researchers have called for studies that will provide an understanding of nutrition and physical activity practices in this setting. Obesity prevention in pre-schools, through the development of healthy associations with food and health-related practices, has been advocated. While guidelines for the promotion of best nutrition and health-related practice in the early years' setting exist in a number of jurisdictions, associated regulations have been noted to be poor, with the environment of the child-care facility mainly evaluated for safety. Much cross-sectional research outlines poor nutrition and physical activity practice in this setting. However, there are few published environmental and policy-level interventions targeting the child-care provider with, to our knowledge, no evidence of such interventions in Ireland. The aim of the present paper is to review international guidelines and recommendations relating to health promotion best practice in the pre-school setting: service and resource provision; food service and food availability; and the role and involvement of parents in pre-schools. Intervention programmes and assessment tools available to measure such practice are outlined; and insight is provided into an intervention scheme, formulated from available best practice, that was introduced into the Irish full-day-care pre-school setting.en
dc.languageENGen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Proceedings of the Nutrition Societyen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectOBESITYen_GB
dc.subjectPHYSICAL ACTIVITYen_GB
dc.titleHealthy incentive scheme in the Irish full-day-care pre-school setting.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalThe Proceedings of the Nutrition Societyen_GB
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