L.E.A.N. Program Training to Visit Texas, Combats Childhood Obesity by Targeting Parents

Innovative L.E.A.N. Program Training to Visit Texas

February 27th – March 1st

Renowned Pediatrician, Dr. William Sears’ New Program

Combats Childhood Obesity by Targeting Parents

DALLAS, TX. – Since 2007, Dr. Sears’ L.E.A.N. Program training has provided instructors with the tools to teach parents how to create an environment rich in nutrition and exercise for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years. The course targets individuals who are passionate and wish to promote the importance of healthy behaviors in children’s lifestyles through the interactive L.E.A.N. Start Program.

This month, Dr. William Sears’ interactive program will be introduced to Dallas, TX. This will be part of a nationwide training event targeting a number of cities across the country to combat childhood obesity on a national scale. The L.E.A.N. Coach Training & Certification course will be held in Dallas from February 27th – March 1st.

Although childhood obesity is a concern across the country, this program is especially valuable as Texas ranks sixth in the nation for childhood obesity. More than one-third of the state’s kids are overweight or obese.

“To make a significant change in the health of our children, we must emphasize the role parents play in modeling healthy behavior, and must educate parents on the benefits and principles of nutrition.” Said Dr. Sears, who is also the author of The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood. “Because parents are responsible for the shopping and preparation of meals, it is imperative that we target them first in order to shape children’s tastes.”

The L.E.A.N. Coach Training and Certification course stresses nutrition fundamentals, effective teaching strategies and outreach resources. Candidates for the training course should hold a professional degree or license from an accredited institution, or should have some teaching experience in small groups or classrooms.

The L.E.A.N. Coach Training and Certification Course will take place at the MCM Elegante Hotel, at 2330 W. Northwest Highway, in Dallas. Please visit http://www.discoverlean.com to register for the L.E.A.N. Coach Training and Certification course while spaces are available.

About the L.E.A.N. Start Program:

The L.E.A.N. Start Program was first developed by Dr. William Sears (“America‘s Pediatrician”) and Sean Foy, M.A., a leading exercise physiologist and nutrition expert. While most nutrition education programs target children, the L.E.A.N. Start Program is one of the first to be uniquely designed for parents and caregivers.

The L.E.A.N. Start Program was first launched in Orange County, Calif. in 2007 and has educated more than 1,000 parents since its inception. Dr. Sears created the program after several years of trials and developments in response to growing concerns over childhood obesity, nutrition deficit disorder and reported ineffectiveness of government-funded programs aimed at children.

Since the program’s launch, the percentage of children of participating caregivers who ate three or more servings of fruits and vegetables increased 19 percent and 23 percent respectively. Additionally, caregivers who participated in the L.E.A.N. Start Program’s workshop have reported a substantial decrease in television and computer usage among young children and an increase in physical activity.

About Dr. William Sears:

William Sears, M.D. practices pediatrics in partnership with his three pediatrician sons in San Clemente, Calif. Dr. Sears received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School’s Children’s Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.

He is the author of more than 35 books on childcare and nutrition, and he has shared his expertise in more than 100 television programs including: Dr. Phil, The Doctors, Oprah, Dateline, 20/20 and Good Morning America where he is often referred to as “America‘s Pediatrician.”

More information about the L.E.A.N. Start Program can be found at

http://www.discoverlean.com or www.drsearslean.com.

CONTACT: Michelle Dackis, +(908) 872-6197, michelle.dackis@gmail.com, for Dr. Sears’ L.E.A.N. Programs.

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