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30 Healthy and Festive Halloween Treats

Original source: https://www.superhealthykids.com/30-healthy-festive-halloween-treats/ There are lots of spine-chilling frights that we parents may enjoy during Halloween season, such as terrifying decorations, spooky costumes, and haunting music, but a frightening Halloween staple that many parents would like to limit is sugar-filled candy and treats.   Sure, in moderation, candy can fit into the diet, but most of us […]

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5 Fun Fall Activities for Families

Original source: https://food.unl.edu/fun-fall-activities-families The leaves are changing and the air is crisp. Autumn will go by as fast as the leaves fall from the trees, so be sure to take advantage of family time in the fall! Here are some ways you can enjoy time together under blue skies and fall foliage: Visit a local Farmer’s […]

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PA Farm to School Network’s monthly e-newsletter: The Monthly Harvest

Original source: http://www.farmtoschool.org/Default.aspx?PageID=13221640&A=SearchResult&SearchID=8096006&ObjectID=13221640&ObjectType=1 PA Farm to School Network’s monthly e-newsletter The Monthly Harvest Archived Editions Time to Celebrate: October is National Farm to School Month – October 2018 New Survey Results: Growing Healthy Futures for All Children – September 2018 Get ready for National Farm to School Month – August 2018 New resources for straightening farm to school – June […]

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Farm to School Month Kicks-Off with FY 2019 Farm to School Grant RFA Release

Original source: https://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/farm-school-grant-program Farm to School Grant Program Section 18 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act was amended to create a Farm to School Progam to: Distribute grant funding to improve access to local foods in schools; Provide training and technical assistance to improve access to local foods in schools; and, Disseminate research and data […]

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Refrigerate – The Basics

Original Source: https://www.eatright.org/homefoodsafety/four-steps/refrigerate/refrigerate—the-basics When stored properly, foods remain safe and retain their quality, nutrients and flavor or longer. Be sure to store foods in the right container, at the right temperature and for the right length of time. Proper food storage will reduce your risk of food poisoning and also stretch your wallet since your food […]

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How to Identify 3 Poisonous Plants

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=d379fb8c-2a07-49a3-bbf7-82cfc69bc70a#.W75J7mhKi70 Are you looking to head outdoors for some camping or hiking? Just be sure to look out for a few poisonous plants—namely, poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. A close brush with one of these pesky plants wouldn’t be fun. If you come into contact with them, they may release an oil […]

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5 Steps to Implement Non-Food Rewards

Original Source: http://bit.ly/HealthyGenerationNon-FoodRewards How are students rewarded at your school? Celebrating success with a pizza party or handing out candy for good behavior may be tempting, but it can undermine healthy eating messages and lead to unhealthy eating habits that can continue into adulthood. We should never use food, healthy or unhealthy, to reward kids for […]

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Alive at 25: Free Driver program for teens and parents

Gain awareness and strategies to keep safe on the road during Alive at 25, a free driver program for teens and parents. Learn through interactive media, workbook exercises, role-playing and class discussion. WHEN: Tuesday, October 30 6-8PM WHERE: Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, University Conference Center Light dinner will be served. Opportunity to […]

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Shatter the Silence: Dealing with Depression

It’s not just sadness, and it’s more than feeling bummed out. Depression is a serious health problem for millions of Americans. On average, approximately 16 million new cases of depression are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Less than two-thirds of people diagnosed however, ever receive care. It’s a common but serious medical condition that […]

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