I didn’t see a single greeting card at the Hallmark store to remind me that today is Child Health Day. Good thing I subscribe to the Fit City enewsletter. FitCity is a community-wide childhood obesity fighting campaign of Learning Well, Inc., with support from The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, the City of Indianapolis, United Way of Central Indiana, Marion County Health Department and Connect2Help 2-1-1. If you are interested in keeping your family fit, I encourage you to get on their mailing list. Their monthly newsletter is packed full of info about events around Indianapolis. And, as a bonus, they usually include a recipe. This month it is for Cream of Pumpkin Soup (yum!).
At Day Nursery, every day is child health day. We do this by offering healthy meals and snacks, a safe environment for learning and exercise and by offering low or no cost health screenings. Each center is visited regularly by a pediatric nurse practioner who administers physicals and immunizations as a service to our families.
I am sorry I don’t have a card to send you for Child Health Day today. But, I do have a link to a very informative website sponsored by the U.S. Surgeon General. For tips on helping your child eat healthy and stay active, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/childhealthday/