Keeping children safe & healthy is a hard job! Below is some information that might help.  



Eat Healthy!  Providing healthy meals and snacks is a great way to make sure your child is receving the vitamins and nutrients he needs to develop.  Choosing wisely from the 5 food groups; fruits, vegetables, protein, grain and dairy, and limiting sugary snacks and drinks can cut down on unwanted calories and weight gain.  For additonal information and resources on eating healthy, visit




Exercise! Physical activity is good for everyone, no matter their age.  Although busy lifestyles and access to technology can often make it difficult to find time to get out and play with your child, science tells us the benefits of exercise reach far beyond the physical.  Adults who exercise daily not only control their weight better but have less stress when compared to their peers who don't exercise.  Children who get lots of time to move during play are not just stronger and healthier physically but can handle emotional challenges better.


   Spend Time Together!  Children love to spend time with adults who care about them.  Taking a walk in the park or playing a board game together lets your child know that you enjoy being with him which is an important building block for self esteem. Taking time each day to enjoy together will make your bond with your child stronger.


  If you would like more information about any of the topics above, visit or speak with your child's health care provider.