Children - Health Starts at Home
Children are constantly developing habits that will remain with them throughout their entire lives. Children are curious and enjoy learning new things. They also enjoy doing what their parents do! Sometimes it can be challenging to teach children healthy habits. But, parents can help their children learn healthy habits by their example. If children are taught while they are young to be active and eat healthy, those habits will likely stay with them as they grow.
More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the Poison Control Centers across the country. More than 90 percent of these poisonings occur in the home. Most non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old. And, poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults. Learn more by clicking on the links below.
American Association of Poison Control Centers
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Also, Utah County residents with household hazardous waste items such as old gasoline, paint, and fluorescent light bulbs will be offered to dispose of these items safely at a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
How Do I Know if My Child
has Food Allergies?
Some children and adults have reactions to foods they eat. Research shows only 2% to 5% have true food allergies. Sometimes a person may have a food intolerance, not an allergy. When a person eats a food that they are allergic to, there are many signs and symptoms that may occur. Symptoms of food allergies may show up as rashes, hives, or eczema on the skin. There may also be vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. There are other possible signs and symptoms of food allergies too. Because these signs and symptoms can be caused by several things other than food allergies, it is important to see a doctor to rule out other causes.Learn More
Car Seat Safety
Car crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 14 and under. In Utah County, 98% of car seats are not installed correctly. This puts children at risk of injury, or even death, in a car accident. Knowing how to safely use car seats for your children can help keep them safe. How long should my child be rear facing? How long should my child stay in a car seat? What is the best kind of car seat to buy? Is my child’s car seat put in correctly? Click on Learn More for answers to these and other car seat safety information.Learn More