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Lowe attends Pediatric Obesity Mini CoIIN meeting

Catherine Lowe, Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) Trainer, attended the Pediatric Obesity Mini Collaborative-Improvement-Innovation Network (CoIIN) June 13-14, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. Kentucky’s team consists of representatives from DPH, the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, Child Care Aware, and CCHC. The aim of the Pediatric Obesity Mini CoIIN is to embed policies/practices that support healthy weight behaviors in early care and education systems. The long-term goal is to increase the percentage of healthy weight in children 2-5 years old. The intent of the Pediatric Obesity Mini CoIIN is to engage state teams in a quality improvement process to support and enhance the work of improving nutrition and physical activity in early care and education (ECE) settings.

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“It was a wonderful experience to meet so many professionals from other states and hear their stories about how they are helping ECE settings stay healthy. We learned successful strategies from other states and the CDC,” said Lowe. “We heard best practices from Dr. Robert Murray from the Ohio State University. I appreciated having this wonderful learning experience.”

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A poster Lowe worked on showing how KY is joining forces with the extension office, Child Care Aware, and CCHC to improve nutrition practices in ECE’s.

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