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School Meals

What Are School Meal Programs? Many schools provide students with access to meals through federal school meal programs including the National School Lunch Programexternal icon and the School Breakfast Programexternal icon. These programs are administered by the United States Department of Agricultureexternal icon and state agencies by reimbursing schools for providing healthy meals to students. Who Can Participate in School […]

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What’s in their backpacks?

Insect Repellent to protect from mosquitoes, ticks and other insects Sunscreen, Hats, Sunglasses, Long Sleeves, and Pants to protect from the sun Helmet to prevent serious types of head/brain injury always wear a helmet when riding a bike Reusable Water Bottle to stay hydrated and avoid sugary drinks Healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks to encourage […]

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Educational handouts boost flu vaccinations in kids, study says

About half the children in the United States receive the flu vaccine, even though they have a higher risk than adults of suffering a severe illness from the condition, a study says. An inexpensive and easy to understand pamphlet for parents could increase the number of children who get flu shots, according to new research published Wednesday […]

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3 Ways to Find Your Fit

Fitness is a life-long journey. Considering how long life can be, you’ll most likely experiment with lots of different options for getting your sweat on along the way. Lucky for you, there’s no shortage of workout ideas floating around for you to explore. But with advice everywhere you turn regarding what you should try and […]

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Get Family Fit

Overview Get physically active together, as a family! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children be active for at least 60 minutes per day. Some of that time may come from physical activity offered in schools through physical education classes or classroom brain breaks. For adults, it is recommended to participate in a minimum of […]

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Healthy On-the-Go Breakfasts

Beginning your day with a balanced meal can make a major difference in your overall health and well-being, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Try a healthy breakfast that can give you the energy to jump-start your day. What are the benefits of breakfast? Breakfast basics for busy families Recipes Spanish avocado toast recipe Chocolate peanut butter […]

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Summer Food, Summer Moves

Summer Food, Summer Moves is a fun, hands-on resource kit designed to get kids and families excited about healthy eating and physical activity during the summer months. The kit is designed for use by summer meal site operators and focuses on using music, games, art, and movement to motivate kids and families to choose more fruits […]

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