Health & Fitness

Nutrition Guidance: My Plate

Nutrition Guidance: My Plate

In school we’ll continue to learn about nutrition based on My Plate. For those of you that don’t know, the My Plate icon replaced My Pyramid, and is used to help you develop healthy eating habits. My Plate recommends that half of your plate should consist of fruits and vegetables, […]

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Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

Make organic peanut butter sandwich wedges with jelly or honey. Add raisins, sliced bananas, strawberries, applesauce, grated carrots, or zucchini to the peanut butter. Bake a chicken in the beginning of the week, shred and slice it to use for lunches the rest of the week. This is a lot […]

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Cold Weather Tips

Cold Weather Tips

Cold, Ice and Snow Safety Winter isn’t a time to just stay indoors and wait for spring. There’s a whole wonderland of sports out there for the entire family — sledding, snowmobiling, and snowboarding, to mention a few. Plus, someone has to shovel the snow, right? Once outdoors, however, take […]

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Helping Your Kids Stay Healthy

Helping Your Kids Stay Healthy

Welcome back to the start of another school year. We hope you and your family had an enjoyable and healthy summer break. The fall months ahead are not only a time for students to resume their studies they are also a time when colds, flu, and other communicable diseases are […]

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Wildfire Season

Wildfire Season

Air quality is a concern when there are wild fires causing poor air quality. Important information about this issue is available below. Q: What is the health threat from wildfire smoke? A: Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials […]

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Handwashing

Handwashing

First Line of Defense Against Germs A delicious mud pie, a good-luck rock, a friendly frog — just some of the types of goodies kids love to bring home. But these adorable gifts also can bring millions of germs with them. Kids don’t always listen when parents tell them to […]

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Kitchen Safety

Kitchen Safety

Cooking with your children is an excellent way to help them develop new skills and create fun new recipes while learning. During your time together, be sure to keep kitchen safety in mind. Here are a few helpful tips: Always supervise children and first-time chefs. Never let your child cook […]

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Learning About Teeth

Learning About Teeth

What is a sealant? How do they do it? The top surfaces of your teeth – where the chewing takes place – aren’t smooth and flat. They are crisscrossed with tiny hills and valleys – called pits and fissures. These are places where plaque can build up safe from your […]

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