2 Cents: Kids and Healthy Lifestyles

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Parents looking to get their kids on track with some healthier habits, helping them make a New Year’s Resolution could be a fun way to start.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has a list of age-specific resolutions. The academy suggests for preschoolers habit-forming resolutions including cleaning up toys and washing their hands.

For kids that are slightly older, up to age 12, you can start incorporating bigger ideas like drinking more water, being active, and practice online safety and for teens, it can be anything from eating enough fruits and vegetables, to healthy ways to manage stress.

This is a great way to not only let your children participate in a fun holiday tradition, but it can spark a conversation that gets the whole family on a path to having a healthier and happier new year.

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