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Safety First for Walk to School Day

Safety is the priority for any Walk or Bike to School Day event. Follow these steps to plan for a safe event by planning a safe route, working with law enforcement, and working with the community. For more information see the specific resources for pedestrian and bicycle safety below. Including Safety in the Event Find the safest route to […]

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Why Walk or Bike?

It’s fun! Remember the thrill of riding a bike for the first time or walking to school that first day? There’s a feeling of joy and independence —a sense of adventure—that doesn’t fade. When walking or biking, parents and children get to appreciate things they don’t notice while driving—listening to the sounds of the neighborhood, […]

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What is Safe Routes to School?

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient and healthy opportunities for children to walk and bicycle to school. The program encourages children to walk and bicycle to school, helping to reverse an alarming decrease in students’ physical activity and an associated increase in childhood obesity. By getting […]

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5 tips for safe pumpkin carving

No matter how you cut it, turning plump pumpkins into spooky- or goofy-faced jack-o’-lanterns is scary-good fun. But if you’re not careful with your creation, things can go wrong. Badly wrong. Year after year, pumpkin-carving accidents result in severe hand or finger injuries, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) cautions. So before you carve […]

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Mold Quiz

Mold are fungi that thrive in warm, damp and humid conditions. Indoors, mold from water leakage or condensation can lead to health problems, as well as property damage. Click the link below to take a quiz to see if you can spot the myths about mold. Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=bed5617c-604a-4ab1-90f7-eb61b7bc6848#.XWA3cFw-ejg

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