Healthy children become healthy adults. Good habits begin in childhood, and a good start in life means that we can largely avoid health problems later in life. This is why paying attention to children’s health is important. Good nutrition, physical activity, and an emphasis on good physical and mental health care will ensure that children develop to their full potential.
Children’s health was once a part of adult medicine. Children’s medicine, or paediatrics, became a medical specialty in its own right in the 19th and early 20th century, as awareness grew about how children’s health issues are very different from those of adults