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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.

Outdoor Safety

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety

ATVs are off-road vehicles often used for recreation. But kids 16 and younger shouldn't ride them. Find out why, and more, here.

Backpack Safety

As practical as they are, backpacks can strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they're too heavy or are used incorrectly. Here's how to help kids find the right backpack.

Bee, Wasp, and Ant Stings

Bee, wasp, and ant stings can cause temporary discomfort and pain, but most don’t lead to serious or lasting health problems.

Cold, Ice, and Snow Safety

In ice and snow, accidents can happen easily. Find out how to keep your family safe - and fit - while the weather is chilly.

Fireworks Safety

Before your family celebrates a holiday, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.

Frostbite and Frostnip

You can help prevent frostbite in cold weather by dressing kids in layers, making sure they come indoors at regular intervals, and watching for frostnip, frostbite's early warning signal.

Halloween Candy Hints

For health-conscious parents, Halloween can be tricky. Do you set limits? Do you let kids decide how much to eat? There isn't just one right answer.

Halloween Safety Tips

From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time. But it can pose dangers to young revelers. For a trick-free treat, follow these simple safety tips.

How to Choose & Use Sunscreen

With all the options out there, choosing a sunscreen for your kids can be tricky. Here's what you need to know.

Jellyfish Stings

Frolicking in the ocean is a summertime rite of passage, but a jellyfish sting can spoil the fun. Here's how to handle it if someone in your family gets zapped by one of these mysterious sea creatures.