Introduction At a recent nutrition conference, I asked dietitians whether they give their kids vitamin and mineral supplements. I assumed that most didn't -- after all, some of these professionals had written books on getting kids to eat nutritious foods.
Eating Healthy, Activity, and Kids - Healthy Kids Center: Information on Children's Health There is great concern these days for the health of our children. The number of overweight and obese children has doubled in the last two decades.
Please Note: By clicking a link to any resource listed on this page, you will be leaving the KidsHealth site. The Y http://www.ymca.net The Y also offers camps, computer classes, and community service opportunities in addition to fitness classes.
Please Note: By clicking a link to any resource listed on this page, you will be leaving the KidsHealth site. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics http://www.eatright.org Offering nutrition information, resources, and access to registered dietitians.
That group recently made headlines with a recommendation that children younger than 4 stay away from swimming lessons altogether because they aren't developmentally ready. The Academy particularly wanted to warn parents away from the minority of swim programs that claim to "drown-proof" small children by repeatedly immersing them in water.
Age 5 and Younger Preschoolers can play team sports like soccer, basketball, or Tball as long as your expectations are realistic. Most 5-year-old children arent coordinated enough to hit a pitched ball and dont have true ball-handling skills on the soccer field or basketball court.
It's a side of healthcare that's gone largely unnoticed, she writes in her report, published in this month's issue of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Most research about kids' responses to hospitalization took place over a decade ago and is outdated, she writes.