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.

Heart to Heart: Talking to Your Overweight Child About Health

Heart to Heart: Talking to Your Overweight Child About Health

How you talk about health with your overweight son or daughter can set them up for success - or failure. Use these tips to set your child on the path toward wellness.

Why Kids Overeat and How You Can Help Them Stop

Why Kids Overeat and How You Can Help Them Stop

Overeating in kids can lead to obesity. Learn how to prevent overeating and to help your child maintain a healthy weight.

Luring Your Kids Away From the Computer and TV

Luring Your Kids Away From the Computer and TV

If your child is spending too much time in front of the TV or computer and not enough being physically active, it's time to take action.

Myths About Childhood Obesity

Myths About Childhood Obesity

Believing myths and misinformation about childhood obesity could keep your child from reaching and keeping a healthy weight. Get the facts.

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