Pediatric Health

School activities

Activities for Preschoolers and Teenagers

Preschoolers (3 to 5 Years) The preschool years are an optimal time to learn and refine fundamental movements and locomotor activities in a variety of settings so that the child can develop motor skill proficiency before entering kindergarten. Performing a gross motor skill is the result of a learned sequence of movements that allow preschoolers to ...

Healthy Eating Active Living

Promoting Active Living and Healthy Eating in Youth

Families are encouraged to make healthy eating and active living a regular part of their lives One way to promote these behaviors is to pledge to be a MyPlate Champion. This program encourages the following: Eat more fruits and veggies. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables every day. Try whole grains.  Ask for oatmeal, whole-wheat bread, or brown ...

Physical Activity for Teenagers

Focus on Physical Activity for Youth Obesity in American youth increased in dramatic fashion. Based on current estimates, nearly one out of three youth in the United States is overweight, while more than one in six is obese. Not surprisingly, children who are overweight and obese do not typically meet current physical activity guidelines for youth. Budget-related ...

teenager healthy diet

What should eat teenagers?

Dietary Focus for Youth Improving the diets of children and adolescents requires greater attention to making nutritious choices at home, at school, and in community settings. Promoting good nutrition early in life and providing positive role models for healthy eating are two important ways of improving the eating patterns of youngsters. The purpose of making healthy ...

Children and Adolescents diet

Growing Children and Adolescents more Healthy

How we react to Children and Adolescents: from Birth to Age 17 It is never too early in life to start developing healthy habits. Active youth have a better chance of growing into healthy adults. Risk factors for chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis have their roots ...