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Take Your Parent to PE Week

September 25-29, 2017 Active Schools, a national movement to help schools provide at least 60 minutes a day of physical education (PE) and before, during and after school for physical activity for all students, is sponsoring the first-ever Take Your Parent to PE Week from September 25-29, 2017. What is the purpose? To introduce your school’s PE program and […]

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How to view a solar eclipse safely

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=be9b8068-a2db-4d97-9529-b7044db74cad#.WZrYbJOGNBw You’ve probably heard people buzzing about the upcoming solar eclipse. And for good reason. A celestial occurrence on this scale is a pretty rare event. Here is what’s about to unfold. For a few hours on Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be able to see the moon at least partially […]

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Back to school: A parent’s checklist

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=641304b0-d858-4053-8e1f-9be355b47e8d#.WYnMUXeGNBw You can help your child’s school year get off to a good start. Well before the first bell rings, parents can get started on helping their child’s school year go smoothly. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these tips: Make sure your child is registered and that you know the date and the time school […]

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The Medical Minute: Easing back-to-school anxieties in kids

Original source: https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2014/08/2255/ After a summer of lazy afternoons and late bedtimes, parents of school-aged children face the deadline for helping their young ones transition to not only a new routine and schedule — but also the academic and social challenges a new school year brings. “The bigger the transition, the younger the child and the […]

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Brownbagging it: The tasty and nutritious way

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=7e2ab243-9177-4490-ad77-3f5b4899120b#.WYnHaHeGNBw Help your children pack healthful school lunches—that they’ll actually eat. Your child’s sack lunch may come in a drab, brown bag, but that doesn’t mean it has to be dull. Bag lunches can be flavorful, varied and—above all—nutritious. Parents and children just need to put some imagination into packing them, says Amy Jamieson-Petonic, […]

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Helping kids succeed at school

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=4f340924-b1f2-48de-b599-58002e11169e#.WYnB7XeGNBw By taking an active role in your child’s life, you can do your part to help make sure his or her school years are happy and healthy. There are plenty of things you can do as a parent to help your child be successful in school. You can make sure he or she […]

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What do you know about America’s favorite drink?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=248f9261-d5bf-4747-8758-4f48709ada57#.WYnA3neGNBx We like our coffee. Most Americans drink at least 1 cup of it every day, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). But how much do you know about our favorite morning beverage? Here are eight interesting facts about coffee that might surprise you: 1. Coffee is a major source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that […]

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3 ways to help keep your aging brain agile

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=5d625ed0-9069-4c51-a13d-9e4e57093782#.WYiM6tPytBw Is there any way to prevent—or at least slow down—the kind of cognitive decline and dementia often associated with aging? According to a committee of experts, there may be three steps you can take to stay mentally sharp as you age. The evidence behind all three isn’t very strong. But it is encouraging […]

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