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Physical and mental health for young children
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2 Exploring home practices relating to health

Health practices and what parents do to support and promote children’s health can be a sensitive area. Many parents may not have the means or resources to provide the foundations of health for children.

Photograph of a Food Bank sign
Figure 1 Parents may not be able to afford food for their children

However, what you do in your setting can have a significant impact on children’s health. This can be strengthened by building bridges between home and setting. To help Karen find out more about health practices at home, she created a questionnaire. In the following section, she gives some tips that can help to create a questionnaire that parents may feel comfortable in completing.