Information for professionals who work with children
A child's health is more than the absence of disease or injury.
Your goal as a professional who cares for children should be more than just keeping children safe.
Consider these facts:
- The percentage of children who are overweight or obese is on the rise in Minnesota, as in the nation as a whole.
- Healthy eating and physical activity habits develop at a young age and tend to carry over into adulthood, contributing to healthier lives.
- Parents and caregivers play an important role in creating environments that support healthy eating and physical activity for children.