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

Teach kids healthy habits

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

  • Fasten seat belts.
  • Put on a helmet during outdoor activities, including riding bikes and inline skating.
  • Put on sunscreen and insect repellent.
  • Brush and floss teeth.
  • Wash hands with clear running water and apply soap. Rub hands for at least 20 seconds, then rinse.
  • Grab opportunities to be active with your kids. Children and adolescents need a total of 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
  • Be smoke-free, and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Get a flu vaccine each season.
  • Take every opportunity to be a healthy role model. Show your child what it means to respect himself/herself and others.

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