The Issue

Healthy child with an apple

Children often consume large amounts of junk food, do not eat enough fruit and vegetables and don’t get enough exercise. These lifestyle habits are a health time bomb. Simply eating a healthy diet and being physically active can help our children avoid:

  • Becoming overweight or obese
  • Heart Disease and stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Certain cancers

These illnesses take a lifetime to develop and begin in childhood. Simple lifestyle changes can make a huge difference to your child’s long term health – it’s better to prevent these serious illnesses before they develop. Helping our children to develop healthy habits will literally save their lives.

Parents for Health is dedicated to helping children to be active and to eat well! This site is full of practical resources that help children to have a healthy diet and to be active.

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