For Policy Makers

Delaware Survey of Children’s Health (DSCH)

Nemours Health and Prevention Services (NHPS) sponsors one of the most comprehensive public health surveillance instruments for children in Delaware.

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Helping Kids Reach Their Full Potential

When kids are healthy, emotionally and physically fit, they’re better able to face life’s challenges, make good choices, develop positive self-esteem, and build strong relationships. We offer information and resources for families, educators, health professionals, researchers, and policy makers. Here are tools to help:

  • Healthy Eating
    Healthy Eating

    The right nutritional choices can positively impact physical and emotional development, mood, and achievement. Here are some tips and resources to help teach healthy eating habits to children.

  • Physical Activity
    Physical Activity

    Regular physical activity helps children grow to be strong and confident. Learn more about this subject, as well as the 5-2-1-Almost None message.

  • Screen Time
    Screen Time

    Too much exposure to multi-media can impact a child's emotional and physicial development. Here are some tips to help children develop healthy screen habits.

  • Sleep Routines
    Sleep Routines

    Good sleep affects growth, mood, achievement, and confidence. Here’s a guide for families, educators, and health care providers to teach the importance of sleep to children.

  • Emotional Wellness
    Emotional Wellness

    Thoughts, moods, feelings, actions, and reactions all contribute to a child’s personal and social development. We’ve collected tools to support kids' emotional health.

Partners for Healthy Living

At Nemours, we are families’ partners in helping children grow up healthy and happy. We help shape government policy and take part in community programs that encourage the health of children. We’ve even collected a wealth of articles and resources to help kids to grow up healthy.

Our Preventive Services

Nemours Health & Prevention Services (NHPS) and the Nemours Florida Prevention Initiative work with people who influence the well-being of children (families, policy makers, government officials, community leaders, educators, and businesses) to help kids be their healthiest.


Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy

Based in Washington, D.C., the Nemours Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy works to support and promote national health policies that improve the health of all children.


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5-2-1 Almost None

  • 5 or more fruits & vegetables
  • 2 hours or less of screen time
  • 1 hour of physical activity
  • Almost none: sugary drinks

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