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Keep kids e-cigarette free

Know the risks of e-cigarettes for kids. Have you seen your kid’s USB flash drive lately? It could actually be an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) containing nicotine. E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. middle and high school students, and USB-shaped e-cigarettes are increasing in popularity. As parents prepare to send their kids […]

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Better hearing, less constipation and other surprising benefits of exercise

Periodically, we see reports that scientists are closer to developing a pill that would mimic the benefits of exercise.The truth is that no medication or supplement even comes close to exercise for being able to do so much for so many people — or probably ever will.While we’ve all heard that regular exercise can improve […]

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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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