Child Health Day is Monday, October 5th in the United States and is celebrated annually on the first Monday of October. Calvin Coolidge was the first president to issue a proclamation for Child Health Day in 1928.
This day raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. Anyone interested in child welfare are invited to unite on Child Health Day to help increase people’s awareness of the need for a year-round program to protect and develop children’s health in the United States.
According to the HRSA, about one in six children between 2 and 19 in the United States is overweight. This is a risk factor for serious health consequences including asthma, diabetes and heart disease.
Child Health Day helps increase people’s awareness of ways to minimize or alleviate health problems that children may face. The day focuses on a range of child health issues such as prenatal care, adolescent health, the impact of daycare on a child’s development, preventing injuries, healthy eating and lifestyle choices, and immunization.
At Learning ZoneXpress, we understand the importance of children's health. We know that good nutrition is essential to their health and that is why we are passionate on creating nutrition resources geared towards young children.
Our LANA program, posters, handouts, incentives and more help children develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. These educational resources offer simple, straight forward advice that promotes eating the USDA MyPlate way. We know how important it is to start early and help kids learn the importance of eating a healthy plate!
Celebrate Child Health Day with us and help spread the importance of children’s health!