Healthy Kids is a health insurance program for children who can’t get other publicly funded insurance programs. My classroom was composed of 48 kids and only a couple where obese and still all of us where very active including them, today you only have to look around to realize how evident are the pandemic proportions that this health problem is acquiring in the United States.
So you want a pet or at least your kids want a pet, well there is nothing unnatural about that, the whole idea will sound great…but wait a minute, stop and think…. there are some great positives about this idea….there are also some essential reality checks that need thinking about….a quick read through my checklists below will help you make a more realistic decision.
The video games, the Internet, chat rooms and social networking on the web are substituting the kids social physical interaction of the past, plus the bad eating habits of consuming foods loaded with a high fat content, high carbohydrate diets and high sugar content drinks consumed in huge proportions by kids these days just exponentially grow the problem.
The target will ensure four-year-olds identified as obese while getting their B4 School Check will be offered a referral to manage any medical complication and any services they and their family may find helpful to support healthy eating and activity.
From Beachwood to Dover, Norwalk to western Pennsylvania, and just about everywhere in between, Akron Children’s growing healthcare system has a full range of pediatric specialists, primary care providers, hospitals and regional care centers right in your own community or within easy driving distance.