Health and Wellness

Children's Health: How would you rate it?

Everyday EMS Tips readers weigh in on the responder bias of this question, “Would you say [child]’s health in general was excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?”

Chart of Excellent or Good Health

In 2006 more than 17% of children were obese (CDC youth obesity site). Good health is in the eye of the describer. I am pretty skeptical about the ability of parents to describe their child’s health as good or excellent. How about you?


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.