Healthy kids need good nutrition, exercise, a safe environment and a violence-free home and community.
A growing body needs to be a healthy body and a healthy body is maintained by a healthy diet. A nourishing diet includes an ample amount of water, fruits, vegetables along with grains, meats and oils in moderation. For more information about how to maintain and monitor a healthy diet for a child review the information provided by the USDA at Choosemyplate.gov/kids.
Physical exercise is an important part of heart and mind health so take the time review these suggestions to become more physically active.
Children are encouraged to do at least 60 minutes of physical exercise every day.
Please remember that this tool should only be used with the guidance of a physician. A child should never be placed on a weight management plan without the guidance of a licensed physician.