Lecture: 'Building Blocks: Promoting Healthy Habits Through Child Care'
March 2, 2017
1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Room: 160 East
The Center for Research on Families welcomes Maureen Black, Ph.D., who will present "Building Blocks: Promoting Healthy Habits Through Child Care."
The high prevalence of pediatric obesity is setting children on a trajectory that includes health disparities throughout life. Dr. Black will address the evidence from systems-level interventions conducted among child care centers in promoting healthy habits and preventing obesity among young children.
Black is the Director of the Growth and Nutrition Clinic (GNC), an interdisciplinary, family-centered, outpatient clinic located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. GNC provides comprehensive evaluations and interventions to infants and toddlers with failure to thrive or feeding difficulties. Established in 1989, the clinic serves as a statewide referral resource that has treated more than 1000 children whose growth deficiency results from medical, nutritional, psychological, family, or environmental causes.