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Ask the Pediatrician: What goals for the new year can be set with children?

Dr. Lanre Falusi, American Academy of Pediatrics on

Published in Health & Fitness

— I will try new foods, especially different colors of vegetables.

— I will help clear the table when I am done eating.

— I will be friendly to all animals. I will ask the owners if I can pet their animal first.

— I will always hold a grown-up's hand when I cross the street.

— I will do my best to be nice to other kids who need a friend or who look sad or lonely.

— I will talk with my parent or another adult I trust when I need help or am scared.


Ages 5 to 12 years old:

— I will drink water every day and healthy beverages like milk with meals.

— I will try to find a physical activity (like playing tag, jumping rope, dancing or riding my bike) or a sport I like and do it at least three times a week.

— I will always wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter or skateboard.


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