Good Health Ideas for Children & Adolescents

Good health for children and adolescents is a sensitive matter that requires great consideration and proper measures should be taken for it to be enhanced.

When bringing up a child, parents should be equipped with great knowledge on how to promote and maintain good health for their young ones.

A child with good health will enjoy the benefit of being immune to diseases,having the energy to perform manual work and will have the ability to acquire useful skills in life both physical and intellectual.

Good health therefore should be promoted through the diet the child is subject to, proper parental care and ensuring the child gets proper medical attention.
To start with, balanced diet is a paramount key in promoting the health of a child and enhancing his or her well being.A balanced died should be rich in proteins,carbohydrates,vitamins and minerals.

The child requires a lot of energy when growing up and right from the very beginning when the mother breastfeeds the baby, the baby acquires nutrients sufficient for growth.As the child grows older, breast milk is not sufficient enough to provide the child with adequate energy required for growth. Therefore, it is from that point where the baby stops breastfeeding that the baby is fed with light diet with much nutrients to promote growth. After a while when the baby’s stomach is able to digest more complex nutrients apart from breast milk, the mother the supplements the breast milk with light meals like sieved fruits for the child to consume.

The child adapts with time and after stopping the breastfeeding, the child then is entitled to enjoying a balanced diet like a grown up human being.

Starch is important in providing the child with energy as the child is very active right from the very initial stages of development and requires enough amount of energy to sustain the normal metabolism in the body. Proteins on the other hand are essential in body building and a child is entitled to at least getting small portion of proteins in every meal.

The proteins should be given in the right fractions as prescribed by a medical practitioner during maternal care. for example feeding a baby with more than two eggs occasionally can have a negative effect on the child’s health since the eggs have large contents of energy.Minerals and vitamins are also very essential for bone development and promoting good digestion.
A child requires more attention when they are on the adolescent stage. In addition to good health, a child requires more parental care and guidance in this stage of is during this phase that a child starts developing changes especially on the sexual organs as they develop to an extent they can function like those of an adult.

Children therefore requires good advice on how to cope and handle with this changes.Good health require the well being of a child physically,emotionally and spiritually. during the adolescence stages a child also requires to be treated in a manner that will enable the maintenance of good emotions.

An example a child requires to be loved and feel appreciated by both family and friends. good emotions act as great boosters in maintaining the health of a child.The children should also have a good spiritual live where they are taught about the Divine and are subject to a certain belief systems.

Aubrey Davis of Group Health will receive the Health Care Achievement Award

Seattle–For long-time members of Group Health Cooperative, the nation’s largest consumer-governed health care organization, Aubrey Davis is a familiar face and name. Davis, past president of Group Health and a trustee for over three decades, will be honored with the Health Care Achievement Award on Sept. 28 in Seattle. The Group Health Community Foundation will honor Davis at its Gift of Health Gala benefiting children’s and teen health.

“Active leadership by consumer members is what makes Group Health Cooperative different. Aubrey Davis has been Group Health’s moral compass and business steward,” said Cheryl Scott, president and CEO of Group Health.

Davis’ involvement with Group Health mirrors the issues of a dramatic era in American health care. He joined the Cooperative in 1948 as its 238th member. Premiums at the time were just $3 a month. As a trustee during the 1980s, Davis monitored passionate debates about reproductive rights and medical coverage. When consumer members of Group Health voted whether to make abortion services available to members, Davis played a key role in rallying members to support a woman’s right to choose, which they did.

During the 1990s, Davis championed health care reform and advocated for access to health care for all people. Davis helped to launch the Washington Basic Health Plan, the nation’s first program of subsidized health insurance for low-income families. Last year 175,000 people received health coverage through the Basic Health Plan. Davis also served on the National Task Force on Medicaid Management.

Davis served 32 years on the Group Health Board of Trustees, including eight terms as chair. He remains a trustee today. In 1988, at age 70, he became Group Health’s president and chief executive officer. His four years at the helm were followed by four years as president emeritus.

Davis is also known for tackling other civic issues facing the Puget Sound region. For 11 years he was a Mercer Island City Councilman and for four, he was mayor. He also served with the federal Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington State Transportation Commission, and on the boards for METRO and the Puget Sound Council of Governments.

The Health Care Achievement Award honors visionary leaders in the health care industry who have exhibited courage and pioneering spirit to improve health care for the community or for large populations. One quality of these leaders is an endurance to persevere against all odds. Davis is the first recipient of the annual award.

The Gift of Health Gala runs from 6:00 to 10 p.m. and will be emceed by Jean Enersen of KING 5 Televison. Cheryl Scott of Group Health and Leo Greenawalt, president of the Washington State Hospital Association, will bestow the award. Mr. Davis is expected to address the audience at 8:50 p.m.