United Healthcare Activate for Kids

School Wellness Initiative

At Home

We all strive to keep our children healthy and happy. But no matter how hard we try, life happens. Kids go through natural stages that may include challenges to their health and social wellbeing.

As a parent, your best course is to stay informed and involved. It’s a sad truth in America that many of our children’s health disorders are linked to excess weight and inactivity. Childhood obesity can lead to poor acceptance among peers, diminished self-esteem, and a host of serious physical problems. We’re here to help!

Family life is one area where parents can monitor and influence healthy behaviors. Make time to talk with your kids about how best to spend time at home.

No Tricks: Healthy Foods for Halloween

No Tricks: Healthy Foods for Halloween

Banning candy not an option? Tempt your kids with these healthy black and orange meals and snacks to sneak in some nutrition.

Teens and Diets: How They Can Backfire

Teens and Diets: How They Can Backfire

Teens who diet are more likely to gain weight or resort to dangerous behaviors when dieting. Learn how overweight teens can safely lose weight.

Teens and Weight Loss

Teens and Weight Loss

Teens live life to the extreme at times. Learn how to lose weight in a healthy way for safer and longer-lasting results.

Talking to Your Daughter About Body Image

Talking to Your Daughter About Body Image

Moms, do you have a negative body image? Your daughter may feel the same way about her body as you do about yours. Here's how to help.

Talking to Your Son About Body Image

Talking to Your Son About Body Image

Body image problems in boys are common and often related to low self-esteem. Learn the causes of poor body image and the cures for it.

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