The early years set the stage for healthy habits for your children — it’s never too soon to start! Being a parent is a demanding job so it may be challenging to ensure your health and wellness is a priority. Every family deserves to be healthy and that includes physical, emotional and mental health. Included in this section are information and tips on how to support your child’s health and adopt a healthy lifestyle for you and your family, as well as highlights and links to local health and fitness resources.

How to Help Prevent Back-to-School Sickness

Your kids will experience many new things as they head back to school: new teachers…new friends…new classrooms…and new germs! 🤧🤢🤒 As parents, we hate to see our kids get sick. Whether they are headed to preschool this year or they’re off to college, it’s important to help them stay healthy and bring fewer germs home…

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End 68 Hours of Hunger

End 68 Hours of Hunger is a public not-for-profit effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive at school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive at school on Monday morning. This program puts nourishing food in the hands of school…

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Support for Families When Caring For a Special Needs Child

Are you a parent/caregiver looking for additional support for a child who has been diagnosed with developmental delays, a disability, or chronic illness? Family Voices has an online resource library with literacy-friendly materials to support the health and wellbeing of children and youth with special health care needs. Visit to access and share these…

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Suggestions to help avoid holiday meltdowns

The holidays are a fun and festive time to visit with friends and family. Special decorations, traditions, food and fun activities make it an exciting time. But the holidays can also present challenges for our young children whose lack of emotional regulation and adaptability to schedule changes can lead to feelings of overwhelm and frustration.…

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Pediatrics & Family Health

One of our top goals as parents is to make sure our children are healthy. Included in this section are links to pediatricians and family health providers as well as resources to support your children’s and family’s overall health.

Mental Health

Mental health is a critical part of a person’s overall health. It impacts how we feel, think and act and includes our emotional and psychological health, as well as our social well-being. Mental health is important at every age from early childhood to adolescence to adulthood. This section includes links to mental health resources to support you and your children’s social-emotional well-being.

Fitness & Recreation

Being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. The Milford Kids Thrive Fitness and Recreation pages will provide you tips and local resources to help keep your family moving and having fun. Discover local resources, class offerings, nutrition tips and more.

Contact Us

Contact us with questions about community resources or programs, information or resources to share with Milford families, or to learn more about how you can support Milford Kids Thrive.