Child Health Day is celebrated on the first Monday in October and raises the most important issues for children. Unfortunately, they are connected precisely with health … Agree, every child deserves to be happy and carefree, so we, adults, must show due attention and care! Parents, teachers, doctors, activists unite to help the younger generation.
Child Health Day became official in 1928. The holiday became the idea of the American Federation and sororities, John Calvin Coolidge – the 30th President of America issued a proclamation that was approved by Congress. Until 1960, it was celebrated in May, then it was moved to autumn.
Now the country has a lot of resources for the treatment of children, but this was not always the case. Until the 19th century, treatment was mainly at home, diseases were not given special importance. Often parents left babies right after birth if the child seemed unhealthy to them. By 1890, people were thinking about creating children’s hospitals. Basically, abandoned babies or children from very poor families were taken in here – it was for them that proper care was taken.
Amazing things you might not know:
- ice cream can be eaten with a cold – sore throat is caused not by a treat, but by bacteria and viruses;
- the best vacation for children is the sea, providing enough vitamin D;
- from the fact that the child holds the toad, warts will not appear;
- 82% of children in America are completely healthy;
- harmless treats – yogurt and applesauce can harm the body.
How to celebrate
Organize 1 day a week that will be devoted to sports. Involve children in the activities and show in a playful way that training is not only beneficial, but also fun. Rethink the family diet and add more healthy meals – read special books or listen to experts. Make donations to charitable foundations – many families are waiting for your support!
When is National Child Health Day celebrated in 2022?
National Child Health Day is observed on the first Monday in October each year.