Game Plan for Kid’s Health-Hackensack University Health Network
HackensackUMC and the New York Red Bulls want to help keep kids healthy and we’ve taken up the challenge by developing a “GAMEPLAN for Kids’Health.”
At the “Hometown Hospital” of the New York Red Bulls, HackensackUMC is proud to care for the team’s players, coaches and staff. Together, we’re for the team’s players, coaches and staff. Together, we’re sharing our “GAMEPLAN” for Kid’s Health,” ten simple steps to help your family incorporate healthy eating, exercise and disease prevention into their everyday lives.
The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-2013 Best Children’s Hospitals, rated in the Top 25 for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
To find out how one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals can help you and your loved ones, visit HackensackUMC.org.
To learn more about our GAMEPLAN for Kid’s Health, visit HackensackUMC.org/HealthKids.
- Be the Center of your Child’s Nutrition: Strike against the trans fats, kick the calories, tackle the food allergies, if needed, call in the coaches to help your defense. Score a goal for better nutrition.
- Watch your hands: Makes sure your child understands the importance of clean hands, especially after using the bathroom before eating and after handling the classroom pet.
- Avoid the Rays: By keeping covered in the shade protective clothing and sunscreen will help prevent skin cancer and keep you looking young.
- Play as a Team: Eat dinner as a family.
- The Best Offense is a Good Defense: Make sure your child is up-to-date with his or her immunizations as school starts.
- Hit the Showers: Make sure your child uses clean equipment, showers after sports and doesn’t share items like towels or water bottles.
- Heads Up: Wear helmets with bicycle, scooters and skateboards.
- Stay Hydrated: Drink water, not sugary drinks, which can make you lose more water than you again.
- Prepare for the Big Leagues: Screen and maintain cholesterol levels before you are an adult.
- Get in the Game: Limit TV, cellphone and computer time.
Disclaimer: This information was taken from the HackensackUMC pamphlet for Game Plan for Kids’ Health and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the above numbers for more information on the program.