At a very young age, children develop the habits and behaviors that will influence their life-long health.
Parents and caregivers play a key role in making healthy choices for children and also in teaching them to make healthy choices for themselves, which helps them grow into healthy adults!
Use the tools below to help guide your kids in making choices that will lead to healthier lives.
Tips for Healthy Eating
Healthy kids need healthy foods!
Myplate: Healthy Eating Resource for Parents and Professionals
Tips for Parents: Ideas to Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight
Southern Maryland Farmers’ Market Guide
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
Get Active in St. Mary’s
Healthy kids need to get up and move!
CDC – How Much Physical Activity Do Children Need?
Content Sources: Centers for Disease Control, ChooseMyPlate.gov, St. Mary's County Tourism, HSMP Partners