National Child Health Day
National Child Health Day is a U.S. Federal Day observed on the first Monday in October. The observance of this day focuses on raising awareness about how children in the United State’s health can be protected and developed. This day was first enacted by Congress in 1928, and first celebrated on May 1, 1929. A number of health organizations and health professionals across the country organize various activities and events aimed at informing parents of the importance of prenatal and newborn care, regular doctor visits, healthy eating and physical activity.
When is National Child Health Day?
An official day, celebrated on the first Monday in October. In 2019, the first Monday is October 7th.
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How to Celebrate the Special Day?
- Donate money to a charity that focuses on children.
- Take your child to the doctor or schedule their annual checkup.
National Children’s Health Day Facts and Trivia:
- President Calvin Coolidge was the first President of the U.S. to implement this day. It has been carried out ever since.
- Health organizations and professionals organize activities and events aimed at informing parents of the importance of prenatal and newborn care, regular doctor visits, healthy eating and physical activity.
- The day also focuses on preventing and treating illnesses and injuries.
Celebrities who Celebrate their Birthday on October 7th:
- Simon Cowell – Music Producer known for American Idol and America’s Got Talent. He also created the boy band One Direction
- Vladimir Putin – World Leader of Russia
- Joy Behar – On the talk show, The View