National Child Health Day was first established in 1928, under a Joint Resolution of Congress. It is acknowledged annually on the first Monday in October and recognizes the care and guidance children need to grow strong and healthy.

Here are a few ways for you to encourage your patients to participate:

• Schedule your child’s next routine checkup.
• Ensure vaccinations are up to date.
• Schedule a routine dental checkup.
• Add new healthy activities to your children’s routine.
• Set an example by letting your children catch you in healthy habits.
• Inspect your child’s toys. Are they broken or age-appropriate?
• Share your best tips for helping your children live a healthy lifestyle.

Read more about the day here.