BCBST for Kids

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It's all about healthy kids

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?

  • Encourage healthy habits for life-long good health
  • Serve and eat a well-balanced diet
  • Get plenty of exercise with your child
  • Invest less time watching TV and more time in family activities

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.

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Prevent childhood obesity

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.

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Schedule well visits and shots

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.

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Focus on nutrition

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.

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Let's play a game!

Hey, kids! Now that you're walking more at home and school, see if you can help BC Bear walk more too. Play BC Bear's Walking Adventure off-site link for some healthy, online fun! Remember: the more you walk, the better you'll feel.

Test your healthy habits

BC Bear makes learning the rules for good health easy and fun. Take a quiz and see how much you know about good health. Then help BC Bear spread the word about good health habits to follow every day.
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