October 7 - National Child Health Day 2019
Child Health Day is a day to learn and focus on the health of children.
National Child Health Day or National Child Care Day is celebrated annually every year on the first Monday in October. Every child on this planet deserves to be the healthiest as he or she can be. On this particular day that is National Child Health Day, we all are reminded of all the ways children grow healthy and strong in their life. From the food they eat to the words they hear, children require support and opportunities to grow, which is also their basic rights.
Why National Child Health Day celebrates?
National Child Health Day is a day to learn and focus on the health and overall development of children. It is an event that raises awareness of what parents and other people can do to help enhance the health of their children.
When is Child Health Day celebrated?
The first Monday of October and in 2019, this is on October 7th.
Who celebrates this day?
Majorly this National Child Care Day is an official observance in the United States. It's not an official holiday, but several schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, and government agencies observe the day with special programs to endorse the cause.
What do people do to celebrate?
The focus of the day is on the education and health of children. Various agencies and schools observe the day with special programs. Programs include education on eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise and other activities to remain healthy and fit.
Activities for Child Health Day
Here are some activities you can perform to observe the day:
- Get some physical exercise - Be sure to get plenty of exercise on this day and every other day by making it a routine. This can be a fun activity. Find something that is active that you enjoy doing and then take the time to do it every day by making it a part of your routine.
- Eat healthy and nutritious - You should do this every day and this holiday is as good as any other to get started. Teachers and parents can educate students on what to eat in addition to how much to eat to remain healthy and fit. Be sure to eat your fruits and vegetables and don't eat a lot of candy and other types of junk foods.
- Make your doctor's appointments - Parents be sure to make a doctor's appointment for an annual physical examination. An annual physical can help in preventing kids from getting sick and can be a good time to make sure your children have the proper immunizations. Don't forget the dentist and the eye doctor as well!
History of Child Health Day
National Child Health Day or National Child Care Day has been observed in the United States since 1928 under President Calvin Coolidge. Initially, the day was observed on May 1st but was moved to the first Monday in October in 1960.
Facts About Child Health Day
- Around one in six children in the United States is considered overweight.
- The HRSA, or the Health Resources and Services Administration, offers resources to help parents in maintaining the health of their children.
- Around 82% of children in the United States are in excellent or very good health (source: CDC).
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