#MOHealthMedia Episode 10 - Early Childhood Physical Activity
Diane H. Craft, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Physical Education Department, SUNY Cortland, has co-authored four books on developmentally appropriate, inclusive physical activity for young children including Active Play! Fun Physical Activities for Young Children. In addition, Dr. Craft has given over 280 presentations, workshops and keynotes – and now webinars - on early childhood physical activities to audiences across the nation. Since 2015 she has consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the subject matter expert on Early Childhood Physical Activity.
Fit-Tastic! Partner Spotlight video featuring Lisa Farmer and Emily Meissen-Sebelius
MOve Smart Child Care is a program that recognizes early care and education (ECE) facilities for following best practices in physical activity with children birth through age five (5). Recognition is awarded by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Young children may not be reaching physical activity recommendations. Research has shown that average preschoolers may only get about 25 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity during the child care day and they are sedentary or seated for over half of the day. MOve Smart Child Care defines and teaches ECE programs to implement 12 practices or criteria that can make a big difference in how active children are.
Recognition is voluntary, but if a child care has decided to be MOve Smart, all staff must work as a team to make it happen. There are two levels of recognition. The Core Level is awarded for following the first six (6) criteria. Advanced Level is awarded for following all twelve (12) criteria.
Part of Missouri’s MoveSmart Program, Dr. Craft has started “More than Child’s Play” training that was held March 6th. Use the below links to access the recording and powerpoint slides
The program also offers a new MOve Smart workbook that includes:
Lisa Farmer-Lauer, MS.Ed., Senior Nutritionist, with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Community Health & Wellness, has over 20 years of community nutrition experience working to increase knowledge and resources in PreK-12 school settings. This broad knowledge base sets her apart from many of her peers, and offers a vision of seamless nutrition and wellness education for students, families and school stakeholders. Her current projects include ECE lead on the Missouri Physical Activity and Nutrition grant and nutrition lead on the Missouri Health Schools grant.
Emily Meissen-Sebelius, M.S.W., is a project coordinator for the Weighing In program, within the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City. Emily leads community collaboration and evaluation projects aimed to help children achieve healthy, active lives. Before joining Children’s Mercy, Emily was an analyst at the Kansas Health Institute, where she conducted research and worked with state agencies and elected officials on issues related to children's health.
Zagging: Building Advocacy Through Digital and Social Media takes an integrative marketing communications approach to helping organizations develop effective digital and social media materials for the purpose of promoting advocacy campaigns. The authors have created a resource manual guidebook using a step-by-step framework to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of advocacy campaigns through data analytics. This book addresses recently emerging topics and offer practical tools that will help leaders and marketers succeed:
Audience: A resource text for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students taking marketing, social media, or related business courses. Also serves as a professional reference for organizational leaders and marketers.
Click here to to get a peak into the outline of the book, releasing August of 2021 being published by Kendall Hunt Publishing!
Guy Danhoff is the founder of ZAGPro Media and co-host of MOSHAPE's most viewed weekly content through the Live webinar series #Zagging101 sponsored by Heart Zones, Inc. (12 episodes at MOSHAPE YouTube). His step-by-step implementation of social media marketing strategies and practices directly influences many SHAPE state associations through his training and one-on-one consulting. Since March 2020, Guy has launched and produced for Missouri Healthy Schools (MHS) live weekly streaming content during the pandemic #StuckatHomeRecess, #StuckatHomeSnacks, #SpakerSpot, #TastyTuesday, and recently the host of #MOHealthMedia. Lastly, Guy was a panelist alongside the four most recent SHAPE America Presidents during a live keynote Town Hall session regarding The Impact of Social Media on Advocacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic during MOSHAPE's 2020 Virtual Convention in November.
Lauren Krebs in July 2020 joined forces with MHS Digital Media Strategist Guy Danhoff and launched 12 Live Weekly Webinars that focused on helping local, state, and national leaders develop their influence, impact, and advocacy through social media. Last month in February, Guy and Lauren created the curriculum for the ZAGPro Academy 4-Week Masterclass which provided tools, resources, and instruction on how to level-up the attendee's effectiveness using digital and social media channels. Lauren holds a Master's of Science degree in Sport Management and a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science from Missouri Baptist University. Lastly, Lauren is a graphic artist for Missouri Healthy Schools and loves coffee, dogs, and spending time with friends and family.