Proper nutrition, adequate sleep, and physical activity can all impact academic performance and overall mental and physical wellness. Support healthy behaviors at any age.
Six items to keep in mind as you hand the reins of physical health over to your teen, and as your role changes from advocate to sounding board.
Added sugars have no nutritional value and add calories to foods consuming too many added sugars can increase your child's risk of weight gain and obesity.
These benchmarks from Parent Toolkit can help you measure your children’s physical health and development in 6th grade.
Until your teen’s brain matures, which won’t happen until they are well into their twenties, they may be more impulsive and less logic-driven.
Motivate your child to establish healthy eating habits by teaching them how they can select the healthier foods including fruits, vegetables, protein and more.
This section has things like benchmarks and videos that will help you track your child’s development and encourage healthy physical activity.