Andrew C. Persch, Amy J. Lamb, Christina A. Metzler, Mary A. Fristad; Healthy Habits for Children: Leveraging Existing Evidence to Demonstrate Value. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(4):6904090010p1-6904090010p5. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.694001.
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Healthy habits is a psychoeducational construct that refers to the preventive practice of analyzing and then adapting the sleep, physical, and eating routines of children in ways that enhance health and well-being. This approach is based on evidence that demonstrates the positive therapeutic value of engaging in proactive, healthful behaviors. In addressing healthy habits, occupational therapy practitioners have an opportunity to contribute to the Triple Aim of health care reform while demonstrating the value of occupational therapy in educational, medical, community, and other settings.
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