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Kid's Corner

The State of Illinois cares about you and your children. Kid’s Corner is Be Well Illinois’ way of providing helpful information to support you with wellness needs of your children. Remember, your physician is an important partner in the care of your child. It’s important to have an established relationship with a physician and make sure your child has regular wellness checks.

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February is Heart Health Awareness Month

A diet high in fat in childhood may lead to the development of heart disease as an adult. A heart-healthy diet may help prevent or treat high cholesterol. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that healthy children ages 2 and older follow a diet low in fat (30% of calories from fat).

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January is National Eye Care Awareness Month

Your child’s vision helps them take in the world around them. But it also plays an important role in their development. If your child has an uncorrected vision problem, it may affect their ability to learn and reach their highest potential. Having a routine eye exam is important to keep their eyes healthy.