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​​​​EARLY CHILDHOOD - MONTHLY RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Early childhood is a critical time for obesity prevention since that is when children are developing taste preferences and copying the healthy and unhealthy behaviors of those around them. Below are some suggested monthly resources you and your family may find useful.

​​​September
National Childhood Obesity Prevention Month

Calories Needed Each Day

Childhood Obesity in DuPage County

Energy Balance: Energy In, Energy Out

October
Halloween Safety Month
​5-4-3-2-1 Go!®

A Nutritionist Guide to a Healthier Halloween
Trick Kids into Healthy Treats for Halloween

November
Eat Smart Month
Daily Tips to Help Your Family Eat Better

At the Store: Save Money and Shop Healthy

December
Celebrate Healthy
Tip Sheet

Healthy Holiday Foods and Fun

Portion Size Matters

January
National Sunday Supper Month
The Family Dinner Project: Benefits of the Family Table
Family Dinners are Important

February
Heart Month
Healthy Snacks: 100 Calories or Less

March
National Nutrition Month
How to Use the Nutritional Facts Label

U R What U Eat: Go, Whoa, Slow Foods

April
Move More Month
Be Active and Have Fun

How Can Help My Kid Become More Physically Active

Every Kid Healthy™ Week
Week of the Young Child
May
Screen Free Week
Help Your Kids Reduce Screen Time and Move More

Why is Limiting Screen Time Important

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
June
Sports America Kids Month
Picky Eaters

Is Your Child Ready for Sports​

July
National Culinary Arts Month
Rethink Your Drink

How Much Sugar & Calories are in Your Favorite Drink?

Getting Kids in the Kitchen

Making Healthier Food Choices: At Home and Dining Out

August
National Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Five SMART