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Healthy Kids

Children need their families to help them stay healthy. In order for kids to be healthy they need a safe, loving and secure environment. The tips below will help keep kids feeling and doing their best.

Get check-ups

Regular check-ups will help prevent illness and diagnose problems early.

Provide love and support

Talk to your kids to help them understand how they can be healthy, safe, and happy. Find out what’s going on with them and how they are making decisions and handling problems.

Learn about child development

This will help you recognize a delay, and will allow you to understand and support your child better.

Protect your kids

Make sure your family’s home, car, and school are safe. Use car seats and seat belts correctly. Be aware of signs of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Teach kids habits like fastening seat belts, wearing helmets, applying sunscreen, brushing teeth, washing hands, and forming healthy relationships.

Provide healthy meals and snacks and keep kids active

Eating right will help provide the nutrients needed to have energy, build strong bones, and fight diseases. kids should be active for at least 1 hour everyday.

Live a smoke-free live

Help lower your children’s risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), bronchitis, sever asthma, ear problems, and pneumonia. You can help protect your children by making your home and vehicles smoke-free.

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References

“Parents: Tips for Raising Safe and Healthy Kids. ” Center for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/family/parenttips/