Have you heard of the Healthy Child Healthy Home party kit? If not, check it out. Healthy Child Healthy World is a non-profit organization on a mission. For over 18 years, they have been educating and inspiring parents across the United States to create healthier lifestyles. They don’t expect you to jump in feet-first and radically change your life, but they offer resources so you can educate yourself as you gradually make steps towards a healthier lifestyle.
Why Healthy Child Healthy World? Because chemicals play a central role in the diseases our children are dealing with. Between 1980 and 1995, asthma rates have doubled. The prevalence rates have yet to go down. In the last 15 years, the diagnosis of autism has increased more than 10 times. Allergies has also rapidly increased. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that almost half of Americans are living with chronic disease and condition, including those already listed, as well as different types of cancer. This non-profit wants to teach parents how to take steps to help eliminate chemicals from their home and lifestyle because they are causing real problems. Taking precautions makes a big difference! You don’t want to stress yourself out in taking these steps, so start out with a few small things. When those become habit, move on to a few more steps.
Now that we’re stepping all over the place, what steps do we actually take? Following the 5 Easy Steps provided by Healthy Child Healthy World provide excellent direction with where to start:
1. Manage pests safely
2. Use nontoxic products
3. Clean up indoor air
4. Eat healthy
5. Be wise with plastics
If you are interested in hosting a Healthy Child Healthy Home party, click here to learn more. It is a fantastic program, helping to get the word out about making a conscious effort towards a healthier lifestyle! The program is sponsored by Klean Kanteen, Luna, Yes to Carrots, activeion, Clean Well, Earthbound Farm Organic, Earth Friendly Products, Eat Cleaner, Happy Baby, Naturepedic, Organic Valley, Plum Organics and Seventh Generation.