Parents can help children have a healthy school year – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A new school year signals time for kids to be with friends, study new subjects, and get involved in after-school activities. NIH’s Dr. Griffin Rodgers, an NIH institute director, says during the school year it’s especially important for parents to help their children have healthy eating and physical activity habits.
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 year.
Narrator: He adds that if a child is overweight or obese, he or she is at greater risk for developing serious health problems such as diabetes. For more about diabetes risk, visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. 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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