Here is some helpful information and links about healthy habits.
Please have children eat 5 to 7 servings of fresh fruit and vegetables every day.
Research indicates that fewer than 15% of children eat the recommended 5 or more daily servings of fruit and vegetables.
Try modeling eating fruit and vegetables to encourage your child to eat them.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that only 1 in 10 adults get enough fruits and vegetables.
Fruit snacks and fruit juice are okay, but fresh fruit and vegetables have the most nutrition.
Eating fresh fruit and vegetables every day helps children grow and develop, boosts their vitality, and can reduce the risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, some forms of cancer, and being overweight or obese.
Vegetable Song | Songs for kids | The Singing Walrus
Fruit Song for Kids | The Singing Walrus
A Healthy Meal | Healthy Eating Song | Healthy Habits | Pinkfong Songs for Children
Healthy Eating Song | Superfood (Fruit and Vegetables) Song | Pop Song | Nursery Rhyme Alternative
Fruit Song - The Kids' Picture Show (Fun & Educational Learning Video)
Please encourage children to wash hands after using the restroom and before eating.
They should use warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds (singing the alphabet song works).
Encourage children to examine under their fingernails.
Hand Washing for Kids. Billy Gorilly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr6GQN-z_2s
Wash your hands. Singing Walrus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDHJW4r3elE
How to Wash Your Hands. WHO Technique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDjcJ-fSUgg
Please have children cough and sneeze into their elbows.
According to research sneezes travel at about 100 miles per hour and can send 100,000 germs into the air.
Germs Song for Children (Official Video) by Miss Patty
Cover Your Mouth When You Cough! PlayKids' I Love to Learn: Kids songs, when you sneeze, be healthy
When You Cough, When You Sneeze
Please have your child drink lots of water.
A great way to teach your kids to stay hydrated is to have them look at their urine in the toilet.
Being hydrated means drinking enough so that your pee looks like water.
Yellow pee means you need more water.
Let's Drink Water💧 | Good Habit Songs for Kids | Healthy Habits Songs | Preschool Songs | JunyTony
Fully Charged with Water | Healthy Habit For Kids | Fun Educational Songs | Pinkfong Baby Shark
DRINK WATER SONG For Kids 🚰 🎶 | Songs for Kids | Lingokids
Please help your child get at least 1 hour of physical activity a day.
Experts report that exercise can boost the immune system.
Exercise is important for bone and muscle health, for creating positive emotions, alleviating stress and preventing diseases later in life.
Please have children get enough sleep.
Experts recommend school aged children get about 9 to 11 hours of sleep.