National Child Health Day

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National Child Health Day in USA in 2023

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Dates of National Child Health Day
2024 USA Monday, October 7thNational Child Health Day
2023 USA Monday, October 2ndNational Child Health Day
2022 USA Monday, October 3rdNational Child Health Day
2021 USA Monday, October 4thNational Child Health Day
2020 USA Monday, October 5thNational Child Health Day
Summary
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The purpose of Child Health Day is to help raise an awareness and a commitment to teaching children and parents the benefits of good health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October. The day was proclaimed in 1928 by Calvin Coolidge to increase awareness of health issues facing the children in the U.S. including health issues, healthy eating, fitness, child's development, immunizations, preventing injuries, and more.

Nutrition and physical activity play an important role in a child's health.

Staying healthy can be easy to remember when you think about five numbers. 5-4-3-2-1 Go! is a program that was developed by the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children. Each number represents the following:

5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day

4 servings of water a day

3 servings of low-fat dairy a day

2 hours or less of screen time a day (tips to reduce screen time)

1 hour or more of physical activity a day (latest recommendations for physical activity for youth)

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