National Child Health Day is one the first Monday of October, it is not a public holiday. National child health day is an observance an it is to help raise awareness and to teach parents to make a committment to teach their children the benefits of good health and nutrition.
National child health day is a way to teach parents how to protect their children with numerous things such as eating right, making healthy choices and how important exercising can be for children and how these things will affect you when you get older. Of course it helps when the parents make healthy choices as well. You want to be able to set a good example for your child.
What started national child health day? Well, back in 1928 Calvin Coolidge had proclaimed this observance to increase the awareness of the many health issues that face the children in the United States. And this is how national child health day got started.