Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

The Urgency in Fighting Childhood Obesity

Please read this story from The New York Times, personal health section. The article discusses the negative impact that childhood obesity has on future health outcomes. It also urges parents to encourage healthy eating habits at home,  including: drinking water instead of sugar sweetened beverages; eating fruits and vegetables; managing screen time and encouraging physical activity.

 

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Visit our Evidence-Based Practice Directory

KidsMentalHealthInfo.com has an evidence-based practice directory that lists mental health providers trained in popular evidence-based practices available in Connecticut for children and families with behavioral health needs. Evidence-based practices are those supported by research showing that they work for most children.