Prioritizing Children’s Health and Wellness

Childhood is a critical period of growth and development. The health and wellness of children play an important role in shaping their future. As a parent or caregiver, it is important to prioritize children’s health by encouraging healthy habits such as immunizations, healthy eating, and physical activity. 


Immunizations protect children from dangerous diseases and illnesses. It is important to follow the recommended immunization schedule provided by your healthcare provider. Immunizations can prevent serious illnesses such as measles, mumps, rubella, polio, and tetanus. These diseases can cause lifelong disabilities and even death in severe cases. By vaccinating your child, you can ensure that they are protected from these dangerous illnesses and can lead a healthy life. 

Healthy Eating Habits

Healthy eating habits are crucial for children’s health and wellness. Children should be encouraged to eat a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. A balanced diet helps children maintain a healthy weight, improves their mental health, and provides them with the energy they need to grow and play. Parents can encourage healthy eating by providing healthy meals and snacks, limiting sugary and processed foods, and modeling healthy eating habits. 

Physical Activity

Physical activity is important for children’s health and development. Children should engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Regular physical activity improves children’s cardiovascular health, strengthens their bones and muscles, and helps them maintain a healthy weight. Children who are physically active also have better mental health and are less likely to develop chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease in adulthood. Parents can encourage physical activity by providing opportunities for their children to play and be active, such as going for a walk or bike ride, playing sports, or taking a dance class. 


Children’s health and wellness are important for their current and future well-being. Parents and caregivers can promote children’s health by encouraging healthy habits such as immunizations, healthy eating, and physical activity. Immunizations protect children from dangerous diseases, healthy eating habits provide them with the nutrients they need to grow and play, and physical activity improves their overall health and well-being. By prioritizing children’s health, we can help them lead happy and healthy lives. 

About The Author

Dr. Leo is a highly-qualified and dedicated primary care physician who graduated from Manila Central University College of Medicine in 2018. He passed the Physician Licensure Exam in 2019, and has since gained valuable experience practicing in various settings such as being a company physician, doctor-on-duty for outpatient clinics, and a telemedicine practitioner. 


What sets Dr. Leo apart is his dual-certification as both a physician and a registered nurse, having passed the Philippine Nurse Licensure exam in 2012. He has a unique perspective on healthcare as he believes in taking a holistic approach addressing the root cause of an issue rather than just treating symptoms. He is dedicated to finding long-term solutions for current disorders and preventing new ones. 

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