If we feed or babies organic, choose plastic over glass, buy the safest car seat, we hope to raise a healthy child.  But perhaps focusing our energy on these concrete anxieties distracts us from the more important things:  dedicating our love and energy to building a caring relationship with children.  Not only will it enhance a child’s cognitive, relational and emotional well being, it also appears to contribute to improved overall physical health.

Project to Improve Poor Children’s Intellect Led to Better Health, Data Shows – NYTimes.com.