Kid Resolutions - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Kid Resolutions

Posted: Updated:

10-year-old Brooke Hopkins wants to eat healthier in the new year.

"I've been doing pretty good so far, so I can stick to it."

Her mom is helping her stay on track.

"Every week we try and add a new vegetable she hasn't tried before," says Ronne Hopkins.

The American Academy of Pediatrics reminds everyone that New Year's resolutions aren't just for adults - children should make healthy promises too.

"It really is a family effort," says Dr. Jennifer Sivitz of Hackensack University Medical Center.

Other suggestions for 5-12 year olds: drink reduced fat milk and water, limit soda and fruit drinks to special occassions, wear a biking helmet, and be nice to other kids.

Experts say physical activity is a good resolution for children of all ages. Try to find a sport or activity they like and encourage them to do it at least three times a week.

"The recommendation is 60 minutes a day and the other piece of that is limiting screen time less than two hours a day."

And you're never too young to start resolutions.

Preschoolers may want to promise to brush their teeth twice a day, wash hands after the bathroom and before eating and put their toys away.

Brooke got a jump start on her goals. She joined the Healthy Futures program at Hackensack University Medical Center five weeks ago.

"It's not about weight loss, it's more about making healthier choices for herself," says Ronne.

Choices Brooke hopes to stick to through the year and the rest of her life.

As for teenagers, experts suggest resolutions to choose non violent TV shows and video games and resist peer pressure to try tobacco, drugs or alcohol.

  • Kristen Remington's Health Watch ReportsMore>>

  • University Offering Free Medical Clinics in March and April

    University Offering Free Medical Clinics in March and April

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:02 AM EST2018-02-23 05:02:27 GMT

    The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is offering Northern Nevadans free medical care during their Student Outreach Clinics in March and April.

    More >>

    The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is offering Northern Nevadans free medical care during their Student Outreach Clinics in March and April.

    More >>
  • It's OK to Use Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Again, U.S. Panel Says

    It's OK to Use Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Again, U.S. Panel Says

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:02 AM EST2018-02-22 16:02:16 GMT
    Courtesy: MGN, CDCCourtesy: MGN, CDC

    FluMist is the only spray-in-the-nose vaccine on the market. It was first licensed in 2003 and is approved for healthy people ages 2 to 49.  

    More >>

    FluMist is the only spray-in-the-nose vaccine on the market. It was first licensed in 2003 and is approved for healthy people ages 2 to 49.  

    More >>
  • New Lice Treatment Clinic in Reno

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:03 AM EST2018-02-21 08:03:45 GMT

    Our KTVN newsroom often hears from concerned parents about the lice policy in area schools. Students are not sent home if they have lice since it is more of a nuisance than a serious health risk. If you child brings home the bugs, there is a new clinic to help treat the infestation. We take you to Lice Clinics of America – Reno.    

    More >>

    Our KTVN newsroom often hears from concerned parents about the lice policy in area schools. Students are not sent home if they have lice since it is more of a nuisance than a serious health risk. If you child brings home the bugs, there is a new clinic to help treat the infestation. We take you to Lice Clinics of America – Reno.    

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.