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Every child deserves a strong start to life. In particular, infancy and toddlerhood provide an important opportunity to build long-lasting healthy habits, including a healthy beverage pattern. What children drink during the early years can help set them on a path for healthy growth and development.

In the United States today, multi-generational living is on the rise, and more grandparents are caring for their grandchildren. The purpose of this website is to provide resources for organizations that support older adults to inform and inspire them about small steps they can take to nourish the young kids in their lives.

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National Child Health Day

October 4, 2021

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In early October, we celebrate Child Health Day, recognized first in 1928 by President Calvin Coolidge. Every year since then, we’ve learned more about the importance of nutrition for the health and wellness of our youngest children, and in 2021, the national Dietary Guidelines for Americans was updated to provide guidance for each life stage, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and toddlers, through older adulthood. Did you know the early years are the most active period for establishing the neural connections that make up brain architecture, when more than one million new neural connections form every second? Nutrition provides the building blocks for healthy brain development.

With multi-generational living on the rise and more grandparents participating in caregiving, it’s more important than ever to support families with the information they need to help their children grow, learn and thrive. Check out these videos, and visit HealthyDrinksHealthyKids.org for more information on healthy toddler beverages.

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  • On Child Health Day, we celebrate the strides our nation has made in helping children reach their full potential & supporting all parents & caregivers. Watch these new videos from @1000Days on how to give kids a healthy start! https://bit.ly/3F3NI2o #ChildHealth
  • In 1928 Pres. Coolidge first declared Child Health Day. How will you celebrate #ChildHealth? Visit: https://bit.ly/3F3NI2o @1000Days
  • DYK the brain develops most quickly in the early years, when more than 1M new neural connections form every second? Nutrition provides the building blocks for healthy brain development. Celebrate Child Health Day & learn more here: https://bit.ly/3F3NI2o #ChildHealth @1000Days

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  • On Child Health Day, we celebrate the strides our nation has made in helping children reach their full potential and supporting all grandparents and other caregivers to give their littles a healthy start. Check out these new videos from @1000Days on how to keep toddlers and kids nourished and strong. https://bit.ly/3F3NI2o
  • Did you know the brain develops most quickly in the early years, when more than 1 million new neural connections form every second? Nutrition provides the building blocks for healthy brain development. Celebrate Child Health Day by watching and sharing these new videos from @1000Days on how to keep toddlers and kids nourished and strong. https://bit.ly/3F3NI2o

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Twitter

  • Every child deserves a strong start. Set them up for a lifetime of healthy habits. Check out these new videos from @1000Days on how to help toddlers and kids reach their full potential. #ChildHealth https://bit.ly/3F3NI2o
  • Our country is at its best when we recognize that children, particularly our youngest, are our greatest resource. Now is our chance to make a powerful commitment to our youngest generation. Help them grow and thrive: https://bit.ly/3F3NI2o

Facebook

  • Every child deserves a strong start, and grandparents and other caregivers need to be supported to set them up for a lifetime of healthy habits. Check out these new videos from @1000Days on how to help toddlers and kids reach their full potential. https://bit.ly/3F3NI2o

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Every child deserves a strong start in life. By ensuring that all babies and toddlers have access to resources and services they need—regardless of where they live, their family’s income or education, their gender, or the color of their skin—we can strengthen our communities and live up to our promise as a nation. Not sure where to start? Making simple choices, like avoiding sugary drinks and serving plain milk or water, may seem small but can make a big difference for your child’s health. Watch these videos to learn more, and check out HealthyDrinksHealthyKids.org.

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