Are you First Choice Fit®?

Football star Marcus Lattimore has teamed up with First Choice to encourage kids to be First Choice Fit. Being First Choice Fit means eating right, being active, and seeing your doctor — even if you haven't been sick. Getting your well visit each year is an important part of being First Choice Fit. And having a strong mind is another part of being First Choice Fit. 

Check out our First Choice Fit videos on our YouTube channel.

Download the recipes that go with the cooking videos (PDF).

Watch videos of Marcus Lattimore and Brooke Brittain, a registered dietitian with Clemson Rural Health, cooking up some healthy recipes. Also, children can stay active by learning how to do perfect squats, shoulder taps, lunges, and more with exercise videos led by Marcus!*

First Choice Fit Virtual Health Challenge with Marcus Lattimore

Check out our no-cost Virtual Health Challenge! The Virtual Health Challenge is made up of four video sessions, each with a different area of focus. You can watch them online when they launch, or you can catch up at a later date that is convenient for you. If you participate during the launch month, you could win prizes for turning in your score card! The four sessions begin Saturday, April 30, and continue for the next three Saturdays (May 7, 14, and 21):

  • Getting First Choice Fit: Meet Your Coach, Marcus Lattimore.
  • Eating Right Is Easy!
  • Stay Calm, Carry On.
  • First Choice Fit for Life.

Register now for the Virtual Health Challenge!

Facts about well visits

Well-child visits are an important part of staying First Choice Fit. Well visits are checkups that allow the primary care provider (PCP) to monitor your child's growth and catch any health problems early. The PCP may also give vision and hearing exams or any needed shots.

Learn more about well-child visits vs. sports physicals (PDF)

Kids need well-visit checkups every year from infancy up to age 21. Make sure your child has well visits at these ages:

  • From birth to age 2: 3 – 5 days, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, and 30 months.
  • From age 3 to age 21: every year.

Well visits are available at no cost for children 18 and younger at their PCP. Learn more about well-child visits, or call your child's PCP office to make an appointment today.

*The videos are to help you learn information about different exercise techniques. Always consult with your health care provider before starting or changing an exercise program.