Keeping kids healthy is a family effort. Helping kids understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle -- at an early age – can create the right start for a healthier future.
Parents are a great influence, and can use tools like immunizations, exercise and a carefully managed diet to help prevent certain childhood diseases, illnesses and obesity.
Where to start?
These and other simple actions can help your child make good, independent decisions about their health. BlueCross can help even more with information, tips, reminders and kid-focused activities that promote better health.
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. today. With more than 30 percent of children between ages of 6 and 11 classified as overweight, and 15 percent of those classified as obese, it’s time to sound the alarm.
Getting regular check-ups is a huge part of maintaining your child's health. Immunizations are too, when given to help prevent certain diseases from developing. Here are some guidelines on what to plan for and expect.
Nutrition is the fuel for growing children and mealtime is the perfect opportunity to encourage a well-balanced diet. So, fill it with nutritious foods and promote healthy eating habits.