Nutrition and Fitness in Children
Eating too much and exercising too little can lead to obesity and other health problems that can follow your child into their adult years. Take an active role in helping your child, and your entire family, develop healthy habits now. Eating well and being physically active are essential to your child's well-being.
A balanced diet, along with exercise, helps children:
- build strong bones and muscles
- have energy
- maintain a healthy weight
- avoid obesity-related diseases like type 2 diabetes
- get plenty of nutrients
- feel good about themselves
Health Eating & Physical Activity Across Your Lifespan: Helping Your Child, NIH. Accessed January 2008.