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Non-food rewards

How are students rewarded at your school? Celebrating success with a pizza party or handing out candy for good behavior may be tempting, but it can undermine healthy eating messages and lead to unhealthy eating habits that can continue into adulthood. We should never use food, healthy or unhealthy, to reward kids for accomplishments or […]

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Refrigerate – The Basics

Original Source: https://www.eatright.org/homefoodsafety/four-steps/refrigerate/refrigerate—the-basics When stored properly, foods remain safe and retain their quality, nutrients and flavor or longer. Be sure to store foods in the right container, at the right temperature and for the right length of time. Proper food storage will reduce your risk of food poisoning and also stretch your wallet since your food […]

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Preparing preteens for good hygiene practices

Original Source: https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2018/08/the-medical-minute-preparing-preteens-for-good-hygiene-practices/ Parents teach young children to bathe regularly, brush their teeth twice a day and keep their hair neat and clean. But when those children enter puberty and their bodies begin to change, hygiene needs also change. “When preteens have good hygiene habits, they can be better prepared for all of the upcoming […]

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Bike Safety Lesson Plans and Student Activities

Original source: http://www.teacherplanet.com/content/student-safety-month Teaching children how to be safe is a combined effort. Children often take the lessons home and remind their parents how to be safe in and around the home and on the road. Safety lessons in your classroom have a broad reach. Use the lesson plans, teaching resources, and safety units to plan […]

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Make bike helmets a must

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8c3437ca-de61-4163-b574-7152a3a70be5#.W5qTXpNKhTY More than 2.2 million American kids wound up in hospital emergency rooms with bike-related injuries in just a decade, a new study shows. That breaks down to 25 children treated every hour. Researchers looked at ER visits from January 2006 through December 2015. And they did find a bright spot: The rate of […]

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