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The earlier you begin the easier it will be for your child to learn healthy habits.  Your child's health is not only about their physical health, but also their mental and social well-being.

It's important to offer them healthy foods, helping them get enough sleep and exercise, and keep them safe.  Also, be sure to take your child to a health care provider for regular checkups.  Making these visits will help catch or prevent problems from developing.

Also take your child to a health care provider if you notice any of the following:

  • Significant weight gain or weight loss
  • Sleep problems or change in behavior
  • Fever higher than 102
  • Rashes or skin infections
  • Frequent sore throats
  • Breathing problems

ABCs to Raising Healthy Kids -   Steps you can take to help your kids to stay safe and healthy.  This site goes over ways to keep a child's physical, mental, and social health in good condition.

Common Conditions in Children - Know the different conditions that children are most likely to get.  Signs and symptoms, how to treat it, and also how to prevent it.

The Pocket Guide to Good Health for Children ( Español ) - Pocket guidebook to help parents in the development of their healthy child.  Know the right questions to ask your child's doctor, when and what check-ups your child needs, and ways to keep track of your child's development.

KidsHealth - A site for kids, teens, and parents to read articles, news, and find resources in the area of health.  Kids will find an interactive site answering questions they may have.  Teens will find information on issues they face today.  Parents will find a large resource of information on topics ranging from general health, nutrition, and doctors.

Children's Health and Heart Disease - Adults aren't the only ones who are at risk of heart disease.  The American Heart Association is working to help parents and kids to live heart-healthy lives.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation - Working to fight one of our nation's leading health threats, child obesity.  Stay on top of news and learn ways to help your child lead a healthy life.  There is also a special kids section that includes games and quizes.

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