Parents can help their child have a healthy school year - 2
Narrator: This NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Parents can help their children’s health during the school year.
Rodgers: Healthy eating and regular physical activity are two very important ways to help your child feel energized, learn better and stay alert during the school day.
Narrator: Dr. Griffin Rodgers is a director at the NIH.
Rodgers: Children should be active every day, whether they play sports, take P.E. or get from place to place by walking or bicycling.
Narrator: He adds that a health care provider can tell if a child’s weight, height and blood pressure are in a healthy range. For more on children, healthy eating and physical activity, visit the Weight-control Information Network at www.win.niddk.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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