National Child Health Day

The importance of children eating healthy to live a healthy life.

National Child Health Day

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National Child Health Day

Each day of a month has its own unique national holiday that might not be known to many people around the world. For example, October 3rd, is National Child Health Day. It is a United States Federal Observance Day where each child deserves to be the healthiest that they can be. On this day, people are reminded that the way a child eats affects their lifestyle in the future.

Since the year of 1928, the Resolution of Congress, the President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, have proclaim Child Health Day as a national day. It was originally observed each May 1 until 1960 when they changed the date to October. This event is supported by many organizations which include American Child Health Association, the American Federation of Labor and the Women’s Club

This national day promotes children to be healthy and active. National Child Health Day encourages families to take their children for a walk in the park or go to the park and kick the ball around. According to the American Child Health Association, about one in six children between 2 and 19 is overweight. The community wants to help these children avoid the risk of experiencing serious health consequences such as diabetes and heart disease. It is important that children exercise and consume healthy and nutritious foods to live a long life.

Eat healthy. Live Strong. Be Active

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