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Physical and mental health for young children
Physical and mental health for young children

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This free course was written by Jackie Musgrave.

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Video 1: Challenges and benefits to promoting health – Managers’ perspective Jackie Musgrave with Karen Nash and Nicola Farmer © The Open University

Video 2: The responsibilities of adults in promoting children’s health Jackie Musgrave with Helen Lyndon ©The Open University. Image (mothers and babies): MachineHeadz/Getty Images

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