It’s National Health Information Week! We want your child to be in his/her best health and so we advise parents to make sure that your kids are eating good foods, getting daily exercise, and following a routine sleep schedule.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has calorie intake recommendations based on age and gender, as shown below (click on the picture for the accompanying article). We also think that eating the right foods are just as important, and so we recommend heading on over to choosemyplate.gov for balanced diet guidelines.
According to the AAP, only about 1 in 3 children are physically active every day. But there are some great tips and physical activity guidelines for children found by clicking here!
The daily recommendation for physical activity for children 6 years and older is at least 60 minutes per day. Active play is the best exercise for younger children.
It is not a secret that most kids don’t get enough sleep! If you’re surprised by any of the guidelines listed below (also taken from healthychildren.org), then we recommend you click the picture and read the articles the AAP has published on sleep guidelines and developing a healthy sleep habit with your child.