Keeping your Children Healthy

Tips

Here are a few tips for keeping your children healthy:

  • Allow enough time for a healthy breakfast before school
  • Three nutritious meals each day (Click here to learn more about shopping for meals in Newark)
  • Healthy snacks: Avoid candy except on special occasions
  • Brush teeth after each meal, at least 2 times a day
  • Plenty of outside play time during the day
  • Parents help their  children with homework
  • Avoid too much TV
  • Avoid too much time playing video games
  • Bedtime at 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. on week nights
  • A “well child” doctor appointment every year
  • A dentist check-up appointment every six months

Have a regular bedtime routine

  • Most young children go to bed by 8:00-8:30. They need 10-12 hours of sleep.
  • Research shows that children who get enough sleep each night, and have a regular bedtime routine, stay healthy and do better in school.
  • Note: Most American parents do not allow young children to drink coffee.

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