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Protect kids from sunburn

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=2e0af1aa-b84c-4a71-b69a-2ca206aca30c#.W0UIGFw-dBw It’s 10 a.m. on a summer day. Do you know where your children are? If they’re outside, they ought to be in the shade. And if they aren’t in the shade, they ought to be wearing sunscreen or be otherwise protected from the sun’s rays. Because the research is fairly blunt: Sunburns during […]

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PA & USDA join efforts to improve summer food security for children

Original source: http://www.centralpennparent.com/2018/pa-usda-join-efforts-to-improve-summer-food-security-for-children/ The Pennsylvania Department of Education has announced the sites where children can get free nutritious meals through the 2018 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the program, which PDE administers. Last year, Pennsylvania children received more than five million meals from approximately 2,600 food program sites, with […]

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention Educational Material 

Original source: http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Safe%20Schools/Pages/Act-71.aspx#1526 On June 26, 2014, Act 71 was signed into law in Pennsylvania. This law, which added section 1526 of the School Code, 24 PS § 15-1526, specifically requires school entities to: (1) adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy; and (2) provide ongoing professional development in youth suicide awareness and prevention for […]

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Over 1 in 20 kids has a diagnosis of anxiety or depression, study shows

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=255191b2-349c-49bb-a82d-2145db1a5979#.Wx_GgVyplBw A bad day here or there is normal for kids. But what if those bad days turn out to be symptoms of anxiety or depression? A new study estimates that 2.6 million children ages 6 to 17 in 2011–12, the latest year for which data are available, had a current diagnosis of anxiety […]

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How to nurture your child’s mental health

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=a6b9f73e-414b-4fd4-ae16-970e88056387#.WucccVw-dBw You can’t protect your kids from stress and difficult times. But you can help them develop good self-esteem and give them the tools to cope with adversity in a healthy manner. As parents, we want our kids to be happy. But no matter how hard we try, we can’t guarantee their happiness. What […]

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If your kids are begging for more screen time, make sure it’s not at this time of day

Original source: https://www.popsugar.com/moms/Screen-Time-Before-Bed-Study-44352509 Denying our children screen time can often be met with a temper tantrum, but a new study is proving that we’re actually helping our kids by saying “no,” especially at nighttime. A study from researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine analyzed the impact of screen time before bed on sleep and nutrition, and while […]

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Screen time before bed can disrupt sleep and nutrition in children

Original source: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/screen-time-before-bed-can-disrupt-sleep-and-nutrition-in-children-121117.html Kids who use smartphones and other digital devices before bed may be at risk of suffering from sleep and nutrition problems, a new study suggests. After surveying 234 parents of eight- to 17-year-olds about their kids’ technology use and sleep habits, researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine found that using technology before […]

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Raising drug-free kids

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=f072613e-9083-4a7b-a34e-5d2850280544#.Wp7hN1w-dBy When it comes to helping kids steer clear of drugs, a parent’s positive influence, involvement and support can make a world of difference. Drugs are every parent’s concern. Be they illicit substances, like cocaine or methamphetamine, or abused prescription or over-the-counter medications, drugs pose a risk to children from all walks of life. […]

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Spring forward without losing sleep

Original Source: http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/News/NewsAndFeatures/Pages/Spring-forward-without-losing-sleep.aspx The second Sunday in March is when the clocks turn forward one hour. For the most part, the time change comes as good news, as it means that warmer weather is just around the corner. But the bad news is we lose an hour of sleep. Unsurprisingly, most families have a hard time adjusting […]

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