About Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness

A healthy kid is a happy kid. Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness provides resources to help you and your child build healthy habits. Established in 1991, the Office of Child Advocacy, now Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness, takes an active leadership role in teaching healthy habits for children including injury prevention and educating children and their families on healthy lifestyle choices. Advocacy and outreach educational programs are at the heart of the Norton Children’s mission.
Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness is funded through donations to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Our efforts are focused around:

  • Safety and injury prevention
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Key community partnerships
  • Government relations
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Helping girls with self-esteem

Remember that little girl who bounded through the day wearing a bathing suit, a glitter-frosted tutu, a superhero cape, a fire chief helmet and rain boots— all at the same time? Has your brave young […]

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Coming out: How family can support an LGBTQ child

Coming out is not a one-time event for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and intersex children and teens. It’s a journey of understanding, acknowledging and sharing one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity with others. It […]

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Safe sleep practices can help prevent SIDS

It’s a startling fact, but one that parents, family members and caregivers need to be aware of: Nearly 3,600 babies die each year in the U.S. due to sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), defined as […]

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What you need to know about eating disorders in children

For parents, a child’s eating habits can be a concern from infancy through the teen years and even adulthood. From the picky toddler who will eat only a specific food for days on end, to […]

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World Health Organization identifies gaming as a diagnosable mental health condition

Jay spent the start of summer glued to his Xbox. When his mom brought him to Healthy Living Workshops, a wellness series sponsored by Kohl’s Cares and held by Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness at […]

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