Why weight matters

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Module aim

This module provides an overview of unhealthy weight (both over and underweight) in the early years and aims to equip practitioners with the key evidence related to unhealthy weight in childhood (informative learning module).

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence of unhealthy weight at pre-school age;
  • Explain the impact of overweight and underweight on young children's health (both short and long term); and
  • Explain the risk factors of unhealthy weight.  

This module consists of the following sections: