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Tip of the day from ChooseMyPlate.gov

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Save time and money by planning your plate before you even leave for the grocery store. Check out MyPlate’s tips for shopping and meal prep. Start planning with these resources and learn more about meal planning made easy.

Check out the Wellness Tip of the Day!

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on May 6, 2018

        


Fingers of smoeones hand holding a menu with food choicesWhen eating out, it can be easy to make poor choices due to convenience. Take time while at restaurants to decode the menu. Look for items that are baked, broiled, grilled, poached, steamed, boiled, or roasted. Take advantage of the 10 Tips: Eating Foods Away from Home or ideas from MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Make Your Takeout Healthier. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on May 6, 2018

        


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 May 6, 2018

        


Image of a happy family of three- mom, dad, and a little girl, outdoor background, with a red banner across the bottom that reads " family is why"The Salty 6-Did You Know?
The American Heart Association wants to help you stay heart healthy.  For starters, check out the six most popular foods that can add high levels of sodium to your diet, “Sodium-Did You Know?”  Learn more about how much sodium you should eat, how to reduce sodium and much more by visiting Sodium Break Up.
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Published by Stephanie McPherson on May 6, 2018

        


opened refrigerator with three containers of food on a lower shelf and two containers of food on the top shelfPlan for a ‘leftovers night’ at the end of the week to reduce food waste and to save the time you would usually spend on meal prep. Take all your leftovers out of the fridge and mix and match flavors that go well together. Check out tips for meal planning made easy and on food waste. Be sure to visit CCS Wellness website for more healthy tips and opportunities.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on May 6, 2018

        


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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Published by Stephanie McPherson on May 6, 2018

        


a buffet line of a variety of foods with a man holding a plate putting food servings on itPlanning to dine out with family and friends? Be sure to decode the menu to choose healthier options. Navigate the buffet and look for items that are roasted, baked, braised, broiled, poached, seared, grilled, steamed, or sauteed. The saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars found in foods and beverages are important for you to think about as you build your healthy eating style. Learn more about Choosing Foods and Beverages.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on May 6, 2018

        


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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Published by Stephanie McPherson on May 6, 2018

        


Little boy running through sprinkler

Did you know? A study found that kids gain weight more quickly during summer vacation than during the school year. Maintain the momentum your school created this year by encouraging students and families to continue to eat better and move more this summer. The Health at Home section of Game On has ideas for recess at home, healthy summer snacks and creative ways to be active as a family. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Day from Action For Healthy Kids

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on May 6, 2018

        


a table with salt poured out and the salt shaker laying over with the words eat less salt traced in the saltMost of us get more sodium than we need. Even if you go easy on the salt shaker, your sodium intake may still be high. Packaged and prepared foods such as ready-to-eat products or restaurants meals are common sources of sodium. Learn about common sources of sodium. Begin the new year by making small changes that lead to big wins. For more healthy tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.
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Published by Stephanie McPherson on May 6, 2018

        


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