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In the last decade, with the rise of mobile electronics, many children are moving inside for play. The average American child spends less than 30 minutes a day outside and around seven hours in front of a screen. Spending time outside playing is not just good for the body, but also helps a child’s mind […]

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Use existing nutrition facts to eat healthier now

original post: http://news.psu.edu/story/414282/2016/06/10/impact/extension-expert-use-existing-nutrition-facts-eat-healthier-now?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=414727_HTML&utm_content=06-16-2016-08-47&utm_campaign=health%20and%20wellness%20newswire UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Changes to the nutrition facts label on foods just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration don’t kick in for two years, but that shouldn’t stop people from using the existing label to eat smarter now, according to a nutritionist with Penn State Extension. The FDA will require […]

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Smoking rates are declining

June 6, 2016—There’s good news when it comes to cigarettes: The number of adult smokers in the United States is on the decline. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, smoking has declined from 24.7 percent of American adults in 1997 to just 15.1 percent in 2015. In spite of the downward trend, smoking […]

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Highmark Foundation honors seven nurses with its second annual Advancing Excellence in School Nursing Awards

Original Source: http://www.highmarkfoundation.org/aboutus/news/2016/051116-awards.shtml PITTSBURGH (May 11, 2016) — Commemorating National School Nurse Day today, the Highmark Foundation announced seven winners of its second annual Advancing Excellence in School Nursing Awards, created to honor and recognize the important role that school nurses play in keeping children healthy. Award winners each receive $1,500 to use for professional development […]

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Get Outdoors: Rediscovering Nature With Your Family

Original Source: http://www.parents.com/fun/activities/outdoor/get-outdoors-family/ There’s a great, big, wonder-filled world out there just waiting to engage, inspire, and entertain our kids — and make them healthier and happier. Studies show time spent in green spaces reduces stress; encourages cooperation and compassion; and helps children focus on schoolwork, think creatively, and score higher on school tests. It also […]

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