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Unit 6 promoting a healthy environment for children

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Amber Dunn Kcollege ? 116.000 Pin ? 11/718670 Unit 6 ? promoting a healthy environment for children E1 I have collated five pieces of evidence which I believe to describe the role of the practitioner in working towards a healthy lifestyle and environment for children. My first piece of evidence is ?a children?s environment and health strategy for the uk by the health protection agency? (see appendix 1) I have chosen this document because it shows includes a strategy of how to ensure children live healthily in a suitable environment and the things that a practitioner should implement in the daily routine in order to promote a healthy lifestyle, it also includes states which maybe be useful for a practitioner when doing so. The second piece of research I found was the ?statutory framework for the early years foundation stage? (see appendix 2) this sets the standards for learning development and care for children in foundation stage, this acts as guidance for all practitioners and show the exact roles of practitioners in working towards a healthy lifestyle and environment for children. The third piece of evidential research I gathered was ?the effective provision of pre-school education (EPPE) project: findings from the early primary years? (See appendix 3). This document shows the impact of a child?s environment and lays out the aims that have come from these findings, therefore shows what the practitioner should be provide in order to meet a child?s care and learning needs and promote and healthy life style, a key part of a practitioner?s role. The forth piece of research that I found was an article from the early years educator magazine called ?growing healthy food? (See appendix 4); it encourages practitioners to grow vegetables with the children under their care and talks of the benefits of this. It shows how a practitioner should promote a healthy lifestyle through introducing healthy foods. ...read more.

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a healthy life style for children, the easiest way to incorporate this into everyday life is to offer children activates that both educate them and introduce them to healthy choices, both nutritional and physical. A suitable activity that both promotes healthy eating and teaches children about the outdoor environment is growing vegetables which they can then go onto cooking or eating raw. As it is more of a long term activity it can be included in all sorts of areas of learning and in the daily routine, for example; measuring the growth of a runner bean and daily watering. A good way to start this process is by tasting and exploring different fruit and vegetables so the children can decide what they would like to grow, this also allows children some control over the matter. After decisions are made a vegetable garden can be prepared and seeds can be planted, children can then watch them grow and maintain then. Eventually after vegetables are grown, the children can then taste what they have grown. Swimming is a great means of exercise as you generally use all the muscles in your body and for children it?s a great way to explore their abilities. A great water based activity that use frequently in children?s parties (at work) is treasure hunt. You start by divided the children into teams of about 3-4 depending on how many children you have all together. Then you put as many, floats, balls, sinkers and water toys you can find spread out over the whole pool. The children have to try and collect as many items as they can but they are only allowed to one person away from their base at a time and are only allowed to bring back one item at a time. Different items are worth different amounts of points and they are counted at the end. The games finishes when all the items are collected. ...read more.

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A When promoting and maintaining a healthy environment for children, the role of the practitioner is vast and includes all three environments; inside, outside and social and emotional. Practitioners must plan and provide plenty of outside experiences for children so that they can explore the natural world, get lots of fresh air and physical activity in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Before unleashing children into the outside environment it is first the practitioner duty to ensure it is safe. Practitioners can promote a healthy environment when put side by ensuring they have safe and interesting activities to get involved in, for example growing vegetables which also supports healthy eating and is a great way to teach children about how things grow, and what plants need to thrive. In my primary school placement we grew runner beans and the children loved planting them really intrigued about their growth and measured them every couple days, so as well as promoting healthy living the teacher was able to incorporate understanding of measure. It is an important that practitioners consider hygiene throughout practice, as failure to do so spread infection. They should ensure that all surfaces are clean and sanitised before children play or eat on them and afterwards, toys should also be sanitised regularly, especially in settings with young children, in my baby placement they disinfect all the toys once a month and when children put them in their mouth, they also change cots daily and sanitize the changing mats every time they are used. Feeding equipment is especially important to keep clean and sanitized; my placement has a dishwasher which effectively sanitizes all cutlery, bowls and cups. Making physical activity fun is essential when it comes to promoting a healthy lifestyle and environment, therefore filling the environment with fun things such as bikes, climbing frames and stilts is a great way to encourage exercise without children even realising, my primary school placements playground had lots of challenging but safe equipment which encouraged children to develop physically and grow in confidence as they eventually managed something like balancing along a plank without adult help. ...read more.

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