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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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