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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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Decadent descriptions make veggies more appealing

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=6d5ff610-f3d3-405d-bda4-c74720f90d25#.WWOJAdPytBw You know veggies are good for you. But do you tend to find them a little boring? If so, maybe it’s all in your ear. A new study suggests that labeling veggies with flavorful foodie terms, like “dynamite,” “sweet-sizzlin’” or “twisted,” can make even basic dishes seem more indulgent. And that may lead […]

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10 Healthy Vision Tips

Original source: https://nei.nih.gov/kids/healthy_vision_tips Most people rely on their eyes to see and make sense of the world around them. If you’re reading this, your eyes are hard at work. You use your eyes for countless other things, too, that’s why it’s important to take care of your eyes with these 10 healthy vision tips. Click […]

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Action for Healthy Kids’ Wellness Policy Tool

Original source: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/revise-district-policy/wellness-policy-tool?utm_source=Wellness+Policy+Tool&utm_medium=Online+Resources&utm_campaign=Online+Registration Wellness Policy Tool: Seven Steps to Success School districts across the country recognize that healthy eating behaviors and regular physical activity are essential for students to achieve their full academic and life potential, and that they have a responsibility to provide a healthy learning environment by supporting wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical […]

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