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a little boy with a dog on a leash and a pile of salt on the right sideThe American Heart Association wants you to know more about the Sodium Myths and Facts for Kids. The science is clear….our kids eat more sodium than what is safe and recommended. Learn more about keeping our kids heart healthy.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 1, 2017

        


Milk being poured into a glassOur little ones are always watching. Adults who choose low-fat or fat-free or yogurt show kids that dairy is an important part of a healthy eating style. When kids model this behavior, their growing bones will thank you. Share these 10 Tips for Dairy and how to Be a healthy role model. For more nutritional tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us. @gottabhealthy #behealthy

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image of a father and son sitting on a couch looking at tablet they are each holding in their hands with a "do not do" circle over them Lately, it can be difficult for all of us to pull away from the TV and cell phones. During National Childhood Obesity Month, let’s serve as role models by trying these tips for Reducing Screen Time and help your kids get active! Print out the Family’s Healthy Adventure and enjoy the many ways you and your family can get healthy together! For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Fruits around the right side border and the words EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES!Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. This September, let’s participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer, maintain or reach a healthy weight, and keep your body strong and active. Here are some ideas to help you and your family fit more fruits and vegetables into your day. Try keeping a bowl of fruit handy where the whole family can see it, cut up fruits and veggies ahead of time so they’re ready for quick, healthy snacks, and challenge your family to try a new veggie or fruit every week. Remember, eating more fruits and veggies can be fun and worth it!

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Grocery Bingo - Make Shopping FunDo you dread going grocery shopping? Let’s put some fun into it by playing grocery store bingo. Use grocery shopping to teach kids about food and nutrition. Talk about where vegetables, fruits, protein food, dairy, and grains come from. Help them make healthy choices. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 1, 2017

        


Vegetables consisting of potatos, lettuce, tomatos, carrots, celery, and cucumbers arranged around a chalkboard that reads Meal PrepDuring the cozy months, we often try to find extra time to relax with loved ones. Let’s stay on track with eating nutritious snacks by prepping ahead of time. Make batches of oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, or nut mixes and divide into small containers or jars. These handy portions help make your quick choices healthy choices too! Be sure to try out these Kitchen time-saving tips. Learn ways to make meal planning easy. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

 

 

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5-6 years old boy and plate of cooked vegetables isolated on white

Trying different things can appear challenging such as being a new student at a school or taking a class for the first time. You have to be patient when introducing new things. The same goes for food. It may take more than a few tries for a child to accept an unfamiliar item. Check out these Resources for picky eaters and Handling a “choosy” eater. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 1, 2017

        


Standing in garden, wearing red boots, stepping on garden tool to force it into the ground.Did you know that gardening is a form of physical activity? Switch up your routine and spend time playing in the dirt! Explore some ideas for being more active and take advantage of some gardening resources.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 1, 2017

        


Image of a mother and son raking leaves in front of a houseNow that summertime is over, lets warm up as temperatures cool down by staying active. Remember during the fall season, raking the leaves counts! Learn more Tips for an Active Lifestyle and how to Be an Active Family. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

 

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on December 1, 2017

        


Man and woman tying their tennis shoesSometimes activities with friends or family are more enjoyable than doing them alone. Join a walking club or attend group fitness classes. By building a support network you can encourage each other to be active. Check out the 10 Tips: Be Active Adults before getting moving. Join or Start a SuperTracker Group to achieve your goals as a team. For more, healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Source: ChooseMyPlate.gov

 

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