AAP Highlights Keys to Healthy Active Living
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends ways pediatricians and families can help children adopt healthy behaviors and overcome challenges in the clinical report, "The Role of the Pediatrician in the Promotion of Healthy, Active Living." In the report, the AAP notes that practical strategies to promote healthy, active living are urgently needed, as few children and adolescents meet the recommendations for nutrition and activity. It proposes a model of care that considers the environment in which a child lives—and how it can be made healthier—as well as interpersonal and individual factors that influence a child's health. Learn more here.