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The Center for Children's Health

Welcome to our spring edition of The Center for Children's Health e-newsletter. There are several health observances in the next few months dedicated to the issues we focus on here at the center:

  • February is National Children's Dental Health Month
  • March is National Nutrition Month
  • April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Read on for more information on what's going on with these issues in your community and how you can help. 

 

Collect children's toothbrushes during February

Collect children's toothbrushes during February

Did you know that many children in our community don't have a toothbrush or have to share a toothbrush with other family members? Untreated tooth decay can keep kids from learning, communicating and eating well. In support of National Children's Dental Health Month, the Children's Oral Health Coalition, led by Cook Children's, is hosting the sixth annual Drive for a Smile children's toothbrush drive during February. The Children's Oral Health Coalition works to improve the oral health of children in Tarrant County. Visit the Children's Oral Health Coalition web page for more information on how you can help.

  Solving the issue of childhood obesity

Solving the issue of childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is an epidemic that continues to plague our nation. Healthy eating and physical fitness play key roles in solving the problem. The Healthy Children Coalition for Parker County and Johnson County Alliance for Healthy Kids are using two different programs, CATCH and 5-2-1-0 Let's Go!, to tackle this important issue. Read more about these programs on the coalition Web pages.

Child abuse prevention

Child abuse prevention

Members of Wise Coalition for Healthy Children and Hood County for Healthy Children are focusing on how to prevent and address child abuse in their communities. Both coalitions are using the Period of Purple Crying® as their first step toward educating the community about child abuse prevention. Learn more about the Period of Purple Crying.

  New recipes added to Checkup Kitchen

New recipes added to Checkup Kitchen

If you made a resolution to serve healthier food to your family in 2013, we have some delicious new recipes for you to try. Recipes include healthy versions of childhood favorites like chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese. Kids will never know the difference.

 

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For more information about The Center for Children's Health, Community Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS) or for more in-depth survey analysis, please direct requests to thecenter@cookchildrens.org.

 

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