RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
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.
To figure out if a child is within the average weight range, please see the Center for Disease Control’s BMI Chart for Boys and Girls.
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.
Every child deserves to live a life free of violence and fear of violence.
All children should feel safe in their own homes.
Project No Spank
Read about the hazards of spanking and why it is not an effective way to discipline a child or young adult.
Center for Effective Discipline
Inform yourself about effective discipline techniques and create a safer family environment for every family member.
Inform yourself on the latest research regarding children and youth.