Unsure where to find trustworthy health information
online? HealthyChildren.org is brought to you by the American Academy of Pediatrics
and is a wonderful tool for parents looking for general health information.
Body weight status can be categorized by underweight,
healthy weight, overweight, or obese. Body mass index (BMI) is a useful tool that can be used to estimate an individual's
body weight status. To calculate your BMI, visit this Adult BMI Calculator. For children and teens, ages 2 through 19 years old, visit this BMI Calculator for Children and Teens.
As a parent, it is important to be informed about
vaccinations and how they work to protect your child. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia offers resources to answer your questions about vaccinations.
It is amazing how a simple vaccine can create years
of immunity! Find out how vaccines work, the different types of vaccines and their ingredients, why it is important
to vaccinate, and other facts at Immunize for Good.
The Immunization Action Coalition offers information
about vaccination for the entire life-span at vaccineinformation.org. For parents and individuals of all ages, this website provides accuate and proven information about
vaccinations and the diseases they prevent.
Launched by the First Lady, the Let's Move initiative is dedicated to solving the problem
of obesity so that children can grow up healthier and pursue their dreams.
Today, hands-only CPR is an easy two-step process that
anyone can learn and it can help save a life. Have your family watch this video to learn the simple steps of saving a life with hands-only