Program Manager Position Now Available
Be Active Kids is looking for a knowledgeable and energetic
person to join the Be Active Kids team!
For more information and to apply, click here
Be Active Kids is making some changes in 2013:
- New Be Active Kids Physical Activity and Motor Skills Guide for Children Birth to Five in May. Trainings to be scheduled Spring 2013.
- New Contact Information for Be Active Kids
Mailing Address: PO Box 525, Morrisville, NC 27560
Fax Number: 919-510-5033
- Be Active Kids Password-Protected area for trainers and providers is currently under construction. For kit orders and other information about Be Active Kids please contact us directly though email or telephone
Be Active Kids Educational Handouts NEW!
Check out and download our four new handouts to use in your classroom, with your child care staff, or for parents.
101 Things To Do with a Stick
50 Things To Do with a Beach Ball
Fun Ideas for Using Play Things Indoors and Outdoors
Nutrition and Physical Activity Checklist for Child Care
Save the dates for the following upcoming events:
The National Smart Start Conference (Greensboro) is April 29-May 2, 2013. Follow this link for more information and registration.
North Carolina CACFP Conference: Shaping Futures (RTP) will take place June 5-7, 2013. The conference will focus on nutrition, physical activity, and administration of the CACFP. Follow this link for more information and registration.
Help us spread the word about the Carolina Parent Healthy Families Challenge, which gives famlies the opportunity to learn about and implement healthy eating and physical activity behaviors. Meredith Dolan, our Program Manager, is the dietitian for the Challenge and is contributing regular blog postings on the website.
North Carolina has the 11th highest rate of child obesity in the country. Children are spending less time engaging in free play activities and have fewer experiences with their natural environment. The North Carolina Active Play Alliance promoted the 2nd ANNUAL NORTH CAROLINA PLAY DAZE in September. Check out the creative events and activites that were held across our state. Also, be sure to SAVE THE DATE for the next Play Daze scheduled for September 20, 21 and 22nd, 2013!
BE ACTIVE KIDS SHOWCASE
Child Care law and rule changes support 60 minutes of daily physical activity & healthier foods. More
Obesity prevention works best in the under 5 crowd. More
Toddlers should receive at least 30 minutes of structured physical activity and 60+ minutes of unstructured physical activity each day.
Preschoolers should receive at least 60 minutes of structured physical activity and 60+ minutes of unstructured physical activity each day.
- Be Active Kids trainings resulted in a 34% increase in participation compared to 2011, with 525 childcare providers attending Be Active Kids trainings across North Carolina in 2012.
- Potentially impacted 3,740 young children through child care providers who were trained on the Be Active Kids curriculum.
Three month follow up data shows that a greater percentage of child care providers trained on the Be Active Kids curriculum are addressing more best practices related to physical activity in early child care settings. See chart below. The area shaded in blue shows the percentage of child care providers addressing that physical activity best practice at baseline. The red area represents the percentage of child care providers addressing that same practice three months after their initial Be Active Kids training.