The Children's Museum has partnered with Commonwealth Parenting to offer
workshops for parents and caregivers! Here are the details for this session:
Today, nearly one-in-three children are overweight or obese, facing a future with possible chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma. Parents and caregivers play a key role in not only making healthy choices for their children but also in teaching them how to make healthy choices for themselves.The increasing presence of high sugar and highly processed foods in today’s world presents numerous challenges in communicating to children the value of healthy eating habits and in cultivating those behaviors.
Join us to hear Dr. Melanie Bean as she presents:
normative eating behaviors in preschool and elementary school aged children
strategies parents can use to promote healthy eating behaviors
how strategies successfully reduce the power struggles surrounding food and promote the benefit of healthy choices
Commonwealth Parenting Family Educators will facilitate a Question&Answer session to implement these strategies at home.
The $30 ticket cost includes dinner, parenting experts, interactive Q&A sessions and babysitting; reservations are required. Scholarships and discounts are available. Please call 804-545-1272.
Instructor: Dr. Melanie Bean
*Dr. Melanie Bean is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University