September Health Observance: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

One in 5 children in the United States are obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, we encourage your family to make healthy... Read More

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.  As elementary, middle, high school and college students start the fall semester, and flu season is on the horizon, it’s time to think about vaccinations–for children and adults.  Visit the CDC’s website to learn more about vaccines required for schoolchildren and vaccines recommended to adults based on age, lifestyle, and travel.  Employers, take note:... Read More

National Childhood Obesity Month: Healthy Kids

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September: National Childhood Obesity Month It’s back to school! Did your child have an annual physical before joining a sports team this fall or before starting school? Did their pediatrician say anything positive or negative about their weight or BMI (body mass index)? Let’s start with some statistics: Source   What can you do, as a parent or guardian, for... Read More