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Celebrate Children’s Environmental Health Day!

At Child Care Aware® of America, we believe that all children deserve clean air, clean water, safe food and products, and healthy places to live, learn and play. That’s why we’re partnering with the Children’s Environmental Health Network and dozens of partners around the country to celebrate Children’s Environmental Health Day today. Alongside our partners, we’re using […]

Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet

You want your child to eat healthy foods, but do you know which nutrients are necessary and in what amounts? Here’s a quick overview. Introduction Nutrition for kids is based on the same principles as nutrition for adults. Everyone needs the same types of nutrients — such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and fat. Children, […]

Why Is a Child’s Health Important?

Introduction to children’s health   The health of the family as a whole plays a major role in determining the health of each child within that family. Children’s health, or pediatrics, focuses on the well-being of children from conception through adolescence. It is vitally concerned with all aspects of children’s growth and development and with the unique […]

Lifelong Health

Why Does Early Health Matter? The biology of health explains how experiences and environmental influences “get under the skin” and interact with genetic predispositions. The resulting physiological adaptations or disruptions affect lifelong outcomes in learning, behavior, and both physical and mental well-being. Science tells us: Early experiences are built into our bodies, creating biological “memories” […]