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Contains 10 tips for bicycle safety. This document is a joint publication of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

With today marking the beginning of another 6-week challenge on Nerd Fitness, I want to discuss exercise that isn’t exercise, and another big excuse that we all hear too often.

Essential nutrients are compounds that the body can’t make or can’t make in sufficient quantity. According to the World Health Organization, these nutrients must come from food, and they are vital for disease prevention, growth, and good health.

It’s no secret that our environments influence the way we think, feel and act. Most people desire good health and for most people, their home is the environment they are most often surrounded by. Everyone deserves to a live happy, healthy life and can start by creating a home environment optimal for health.

Guide for parents for buying and using booster seats.

In homes where there are small children, safety is an important issue. Parents want to protect their children from all potential dangers and will most often take steps to make their home as safe an environment as possible. Unfortunately, despite one's best efforts, accidents may still happen. The National Safety Council cites injuries as the leading cause of childhood death. Of the accidents that cause these injuries, half occur in the home. When they do, parents or guardians will need to be prepared to take the necessary action. Understanding basic first aid and how to apply it according to the injury and age of the child is critical and can save the life of their child.

While on-line computer exploration opens a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life, they can be exposed to dangers as they hit the road exploring the information highway. Provides information and resources for parents regarding Internet Safety from the FBI.

Balancing Your Food and Activity

Burn Prevention tips for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. You can help prevent this from happening to your child by always using car safety seats and seat belts correctly. Guide provides information for families on car safety seats.

This current joint venture with the Child Alert Foundation is aimed at improving the safety of children in our Nation’s communities, and to speed the recovery of children who are reported as missing to the community’s police department and other law enforcement agencies.

Contains consumer information, research, educational materials and publications regarding child passenger safety, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Guide on child passengers and air bags from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has made a change in previous policy regarding replacing child safety seats involved in a crash. Included are resources to help parents or caregivers understand the revision and the reasons behind it.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations's Child Seat Safety Recall Campain listing. January 1990 through November 21, 2006. This listing is updated whenever the agency receives a child restraint-related safety recall.

Contains updated publications including fact sheets, safety alerts and checklists from cribs to playpens to bunk beds, from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Across the world, death and serious injuries occur from Consumer Products all too often. This site is dedicated to helping raise awareness of these products that we hope will decrease the amount of these tragedies. Education is the key to consumer protection, and we hope to be the best resource available.

Protect Your Child with These Life-Saving Water Safety Tips

Contains updated publications on Crib Safety and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) prevention, from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

In the United States there are approximately sixteen to thirty-three percent of teenagers and children who are considered to be obese. Obesity is easy to diagnose but it can be very difficult to treat. Lack of exercise and poor diet cause more than 300,000 fatalities every year. Unless children and teenagers are made aware of living an unhealthy lifestyle, they will grow to become overweight, unhealthy adults. With proper education and support from parents, today’s kids can live long, healthy, happy lives.

Enough Is Enough (EIE) is dedicated to protecting children and families from the Internet dangers of pornography and sexual predators so that they can enjoy the enormous benefits that the Internet offers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants you and your family to be safe when riding escalators. The CPSC estimates that there were 7,300 hospital emergency room-treated injuries from escalators in 1994. Seventy-five percent of these injuries were due to falls, another 20 percent occurred when hands, feet or shoes were trapped in escalators.

Sunscreen: Safe for babies?

Everybody’s trying to get into or stay in shape. Ironically, today’s frequently high-paced lifestyle leaves little time to get that all-important cardio workout. Even taking the stairs everywhere is rarely sufficient to keep your body where you want it. You could buy an expensive membership at a commercial gym, but not only do the membership fees drain your wallet, but you have to add an extra commute to your day just to get your workout, as well. Instead, you can invest your money into a workout room right in your home. If you’re just looking for something to try out, a simple fold up treadmill or 8-minute workout video is probably what you’re looking for. For people who are serious about their general physical fitness, buying a small array of home fitness equipment for a home gym can make for a great investment that will add value to your home.

Contains information to help parents deal with, decipher, and monitor the communications that their children can access including telphone, television and computers.

American Academy of Pediatrics fact sheet for parents regarding firearms injury prevention.

Safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on handling and lighting fireworks.

Keeping your child safe is your top priority. Learn how to protect your child inside the house and out, what to do in an emergency, how to stock a first-aid kit, where to call for help, and more. From KidsHealth.

A guide to choosing, buying and maintaining toys for children and infants. Includes information on toy labeling and the Child Safety Protection Act. From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Contains chart on the correct usage of car seats.

GetNetWise provides information about tools and techniques to better control how much personal information you share with online stores, Web sites, emailers, chatters and other people who may use your computer.

Provides basic precautions and simple tools, to protect cyberspace from hackers. Also how to protect your computer and your information from theft, misuse and destruction.

Safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on protecting children who plan to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Identifies possible sources of fire in homes and gives fire prevention tips. From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

American Academy of Pediatrics fact sheet for parents regarding home water hazards for young children.

The food we eat gives our bodies the "information" and materials they need to function properly. If we don't get the right information, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines. If we get too much food, or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions, we can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for the development of diseases and conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. In short, what we eat is central to our health.

Contains information about ID kits distributed through the National Child Identification Program started by the American Football Coaches Association in 1997. The FBI has been a partner in this program since 2002.

Has sections on general health; nutrition & fitness; positive parenting; medical problems; infections; growth & development; first aid & safety, emotions & behavior; pregnancy & newborns; medical care and the health system; and news parents can use.

List everything that relates to kids' safety.

American Academy of Pediatrics fact for parents regarding lawn mover safety.

American Academy of Pediatrics fact sheet for parents regarding life jackets and life preservers.

Many women wonder how long it takes to lose baby weight and bounce back to a pre-baby body. Get the real facts about how the body holds on to pounds after birth.

Contains dozens of childhood conditions explained, from KidsHealth for Parents.

Contains dozens of childhood conditions explained, from KidsHealth for Parents.

Resource for answering questions about Internet safety, computers, and the Web.

Article regarding online safety education, from Blog Safety.com.

Car Seat safety for children of all ages.

Tips for parents regarding online safety, from GetNetWise.

Fire safety guide for parents of babies and toddlers from the United States Fire Administration.

Our children’s world is a fast moving theatre of information, entertainment, virtual relationships, and out-of-the box concepts that were unheard of just forty years ago. The internet and the prevalence of convenient, portable gadgets are a boon to modern civilization; but, their dark side hosts online predators, thieving hackers, and morbidly dangerous information. A parent must make sure his or her child fully understands why rules regarding internet use must be followed and how specifically online predators can compromise one’s safety. This is the reason for which it is a parental obligation today to learn much about how the digital world operates, how kids use it, their lingo, and everything else pertaining to digital socialization.

Tips for children and parents on walking and biking safely. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Contains fact sheets and safety alerts regarding poison prevention, from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Contains fact sheets and safety alerts about child drowning, and provides safety tips to help prevent childhood drowning deaths in and around the home, from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

American Academy of Pediatrics fact sheet for parents regarding pool safety.

Presents facts about child drowning, and provides safety tips to help prevent childhood drowning deaths in and around the home.

Provides safety tips for parents toward reducing the risk of backover deaths.

Fact sheet from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration including how to recognize poisons in your home, how to poison protect your home, learn the symptoms of poisoning, and what to do if you suspect poisoning.

Contains safety alerts, fact sheets and resources for recreational & sports safety including trampolines, skateboards, baseball, snowmobiles, in-line skates, scooters and more, from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Provides tips for parents on who to identify online trouble, who to contact, and how to teach your children to avoid trouble in the future. From GetNet Wise.

Article for parents on safe web surfing practices for teens, from the National Parenting Center.

Contains links and resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics and other organizations that specialize in keeping children and adolescents safer online.

American Academy of Pediatrics fact sheet for parents regarding home playground equipment.

Recommendations from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to prevent injuries and deaths with infant carrier seats.

This program is committed to reducing school bus-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities through both behavioral programs and vehicle regulations. NHTSA works to educate school bus drivers, students, and other motorists about safe behavior that reduces the risk of being involved in a school bus-related crash. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Contains scooter injury and death data (non-powered and motorized), recommendations for scooter safety, scooter recalls, and data on estimated number of emergency room treated scooter injuries. From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

American Academy of Pediatrics Parents Page regarding Shopping Cart Safety.

Shopping Cart Safety Alert from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Checklist to help parents and children use Soft Contained Play Equipment safety. From the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Discusses hazards associated with spas and hot tubs; and precautions to prevent deaths and injuries. From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Tips on selecting, using and regulating electrically operated toys safely, from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

There’s a reason they call it addiction recovery: your body, mind, and spirit all have major healing to do. And while you shouldn’t rush into any marathons, starting some kind of fitness routine can help keep your sobriety on-track and promote healing both inside and out. Best of all, there are endless options no matter your athleticism or interests that all have amazing benefits.

A booklet to help avoid injuries from nursery furniture and equipment, from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

A checklist for such nursery equipment as cribs, playpens, high chairs, cradles and other products for babies and young children. Includes CPSC recommendations for using these products safely.

Provides tips for choosing the tool or tools that parents can employ to guide their children to safe and rewarding online experiences.

Toy Hazard Recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Contains current publications including fact sheets guides, and safety alerts regarding toy safety from crib toys to BB guns, from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Safety Alert: Discusses injuries and deaths involving trampolines. Provides recommendations that can help prevent serious trampoline injuries.

Provides tips on how to travel safely with children. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

 
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