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Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Teach Kids Healthy Habits

	teach kids healthy habitsHealthy kids are more likely to become healthy adults. Be a role model and help your kids make safe and healthy choices every day.

  • Buckle up every age, every seat, every trip.
  • Put on a helmet during outdoor activities, including riding bikes and skating.
  • Put on sunscreen and avoid indoor tanning.
  • Brush and floss teeth with fluoride to help prevent tooth decay.
  • Wash hands with clear running water and apply soap. Rub hands for at least 20 seconds, then rinse.
  • Get a flu vaccine. Everyone needs a flu vaccine – every flu season.
  • Be active with your kids. Children and adolescents need a total of 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
  • Be smoke-free, and protect your children from second hand smoke.
  • Be a healthy role model. Show your child what it means to be healthy.

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