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Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet

Are you looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and physical activity at your elementary or middle school? Use this events idea booklet to get started! This free events booklet has:    Ideas for 20 themed events, large and small    Spotlights of real-life events at Team Nutrition schools    Handouts, templates, and other free […]

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Serving Up My Plate: A Yummy Curriculum

Serving Up MyPlate is a collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands–on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity to staying […]

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Keeping kids on task in school may start at home

The transition to kindergarten can be a challenge for children who have trouble paying attention, and can result in behavioral problems and poor academic achievement. A team led by researchers at Penn State is analyzing task persistence and how parents can influence it in early childhood. Task persistence — the ability to sustain effort towards […]

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Back-to-School Lesson One: Social Media Safety

In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of a new school year, a child’s internet usage can be forgotten or ignored. The new school year opens up opportunities for misuse of social media. The ever-increasing prevalence of technology and the internet has caused an influx of cyberbullying. Here are some tips to keep […]

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Back to School often means back to acne

Being a teenager can be tough. Teens must manage high school and the pressures of adolescence while at the same time battling stubborn acne. During summer vacation, teenage acne often lessens because of greater sun exposure and decreased stress, but with school back in session, it’s necessary to remind teens of good skin-care practices and […]

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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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