Healthy eating helps keep your body strong, full of energy and working at its best. It means eating a variety of foods from the five foods group every day:
Bread and cereals
Meat and meat alternatives
Your child’s health includes physical, mental and social well-being. Most parents know the basics of keeping children healthy, like offering them healthy foods, making sure they get enough sleep and exercise and insuring their safety.
It is also important for children to get regular checkups with their health care provider. These visits are a chance to check your child’s development. They are also a good time to catch or prevent problems.
Other than checkups, school-age children should be seen for
Significant weight gain or loss
Sleep problems or change in behavior
Fever higher than 102
Rashes or skin infections
Frequent sore throats