Healthy New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Kids

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 4, 2012

(StatePoint) If eating healthier and getting more exercise tops your New Year’s resolution list, consider extending these worthwhile goals to the whole family.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity in this country has more than tripled over the past 30 years. But you can help your family get the right nutrition and exercise to stay healthy.

“Not only is it extremely important for kids to get all the vitamins, nutrients and physical activity they need to stay healthy, but habits formed early in life — both good and bad — can last a lifetime,” says Dr. Thomas McInerny, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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The AAP is offering some healthy living tips for parents to help kids get on the right track for the upcoming year.