Raising a Healthy Child
Maintaining a healthy and safe environment for our children means that all of us need to be aware of our family's health and lifestyle issues and have the information and tools we need to make appropriate choices.
The online resources below provide reliable information that may help you raise a healthy child.
KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Internet for reliable information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. One of the things that makes KidsHealth special is that it is three sites in one: with sections for parents, for kids, and for teens.
CDC Parent Information
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a wealth of information, covering everything from safety at home and the community to immunization schedules and developmental milestones; information to help you keep your children healthy and safe!
HealthyChildren.org is a parenting Web site backed by the 60,000 pediatricians who are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics, dedicated to optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for consumers. The site provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. The information is reliable, unbiased, and up-to-date.
Tween and Teen Health
Fitness and nutrition are the cornerstones of tween and teen health. The habits your child develops to promote tween and teen health might last a lifetime. Information from the Mayo Clinic.
Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices
With your help, your kids can learn to develop healthy eating and physical activity habits that last throughout their lives.
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
Read articles about parenting tweens and teens.