Promoting a Healthy Environment for Children Essay

2569 Words Oct 24th, 2012 11 Pages
E1- Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in working towards a health lifestyle and environment for children
The role of a practitioner is vast. To be able to promote children a healthy life style and environment there are number of aspects that need to be met such as; * Routines * Circle time * Posters around the school (for example posters that promote healthy eating and exercise) * Environment * Indoor and outdoor activities
Because children are growing it is important they have regular snack times as they need calories and nutrients for them to be healthy. Good nutrition is key to your children's development and health, whether their toddler or a teenager. Providing children with healthy
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There are also health and developmental benefits of exercise such as, running, walking, playing etc... ‘these benefits are benefits such as stimulation of the brain, maintains and develops lung capacity, releases hormones’ (CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education 4th edition Penny Tassoni 2007 page 261) and many more. However, some children are restricted from the activity, facilities and environment they have due to the fear of child abuse, traffic, health and safety and also computer, media and television. Children nowadays aren’t able to use the environment effectively the reason being is many parents do not feel comfortable letting children out of their sight due to murder which is stopping them from doing exercise. Children that have no access to the outdoor environment are influenced to engage with media sources at home as a result of their freedom limitation to play outside and socialise with friends.
Due to traffic parents have also restricted their children from doing physical activities and playing outdoors which has resulted in less children doing outdoor activities and play alongside parents not letting their children play outside they are also not allowed to walk alone to school or return back. Some children are also driven to school which also limits their

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