Berthold Koletzko, Giulia Roggenkamp

Lindwurmstraße 4 :: 80337 München :: Germany

The Child Health Foundation (CHF) is actively involved in the healthy development of children and adolescents. It informs the public on key health issues and, in collaboration with partners and specialists, explains preventive strategies that can be implemented in day care, kindergartens and schools.
The operative implementation of the foundation’s work is based on three pillars:
•    Prevention with programs applicable in practice
•    Competence in the field of health prevention
•    Effective public education
Health promotion and prevention are especially important for children. Nowadays pediatric and adolescent medicine can successfully treat a broad variety of illnesses. Yet, health promotion and the prophylaxis of illnesses still have a long way to go and remain key priorities. Overall, the main goal of the CHF is to ensure the best possible start in life for children.