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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Diet & Nutrition

3 Ways to Build Strong Bones

We build almost all our bone density when we're kids and teens. Kids with strong bones have a better chance of avoiding bone weakness later in life. Here's how parents can help.

3-Day Food Diary

If your child has diabetes, you can use this printable sheet to record what he or she eats over a 3-day period.

504 Education Plans

If your child has special needs in the classroom, he or she may be eligible for a government-supported learning plan.

A to Z: Abnormality of Gait (Gait Abnormality)

Abnormality of gait (or gait abnormality) is an unusual walking pattern or style.

A to Z: Cerebral Palsy, Infantile

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a brain disorder that affects muscle tone and motor skills (the ability to coordinate body movements).

A to Z: Coxa Valga

A to Z: Coxa Valga

A to Z: Failure to Thrive

Failure to thrive refers to a child's inability to gain weight and grow as expected for kids of the same age and gender. Most diagnoses are made in the first few years of life.

A to Z: Flat Foot

Flat foot is a condition in which the arches on the inside of a person's foot have less curve to them or are flat, so that the entire sole of the foot rests on the ground when the person is standing.

A to Z: Hemiplegia

Learn about congenital disorders and conditions that affect the brain and central nervous system.

A to Z: Hyperopia

Hyperopia is farsightedness, a common condition in which someone can see things in the distance clearly, but things that are closer appear blurry.