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Which State is the Safest State to Raise a Child?

You know I love healthy competition, especially when it is states against each other competing for the number one spot. The most recent competition ranking to be released is the First-Ever Summer Child Safety Ranking Report from Safe Kids U.S.
The Top Ten Safest States:

  1. Vermont
  2. New Jersey
  3. D.C.
  4. New York
  5. Delaware
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Colorado
  8. Rhode Island
  9. Pennsylvania
  10. California

To see the ten least safe states,

42. North Dakota
43. New Mexico
44. Mississippi
45. Tennessee
46. Kentucky
47. Nebraska
48. West Virginia
49. South Dakota
50. Alaska
51. Wyoming

To read the full report, check out

Did you know that an average of 17 children a day (or 2,143 children in total) died from May to August in 2004 due to preventable injuries? I surely didn't. The most common preventable deaths are drowning, biking, falling, motor vehicle passenger injuries and pedestrian injuries. So as parents, let's be proactive and get active with our kids -- Go outside and do stuff with them, heck you may even burn a few calories too!

Fit's tip: Put helmets on your kids if they ride anything with wheels.

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