February 23, 2013

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The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) is a resource of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Family Assistance (OFA). The NRFC's goals are to "provide, facilitate, and disseminate current research, proven and innovative strategies that will encourage and strengthen fathers and families, and providers of services."

During this cold and flu season, the NRFC and HHS have put together some valuable tips to help you, Dads, and your kids feel your best:

According to the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC), setting a good example is the most important way to teach your children healthy behaviors. Even if you don't share a home with your children, following healthy habits when you are together encourages them to do the same.
In the interest of time, here are the tips you should be modeling, condensed:

  • Wash hands thoroughly and dry them. Frequently.

  • Cough in your elbow.

  • Turn your head and cough away from others.

  • Exercise.

  • Eat healthy food.

  • Rest.

  • Accompany your kids for their checkups.

  • Occasionally bring them to your checkups.

Also, tl;dr, but Psychological Health, Physical Health, Dietary Health, Social Health, Interpersonal Health.

For further reading, go to their website, fatherhood.gov [nice work. -ed], where the NRFC's DadTalk blog has a recent post about the NRFC Director posing with Matt Lauer for a PSA. Three posts down, from August [uh, -ed.], is the announcement o Fatherhood Buzz, "an initiative to support barbershops in connecting dads with local resources to help build strong families."

Which, not to quibble, but sounds like blatant discrimination against guys who shave their own heads.

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