EDITOR LIZ KEARNEY
Welcome to this week’s edition of Health & Living magazine. We know that every parent wants the best for their child, especially when it comes to their health. But so often we are making choices for our children in the moment — when busy or stressed out — without the chance to stop and think of the long-term impact of those decisions.
Well, Health & Living is here to help you futureproof your children’s health. This week, as we begin to contemplate back to school and all the stresses that brings to family life, we have dedicated a whole issue to your child’s well-being, not just for today but in the future, too.
From sleep to exercise, mental health to nutrition, we have insight and advice on how to lay the foundations for a healthy adulthood for your child now. There is dietary advice for every growing stage from dietician Orla Walsh on p8, and on p4, there are tips on how to keep kids outdoors and active.
David Coleman divulges the secrets of a stress-free family life, while Patricia Casey champions grandparents and their special role in rearing the next generation, all on p12 & 13.
The key message from all our health professionals is that raising healthy children doesn’t need to be difficult, but it does take a little bit of planning, a little bit of thought, and a little bit of perseverance. Together, we can foster a society where healthy, happy children grow up to be happy, healthy adults too.
Until next week,