Benefits of Physical Activity

Regular physical activity can help children and adolescents improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of developing health conditions such as:2
Heart disease.
Cancer.
Type 2 diabetes.
High blood pressure.
Osteoporosis.
Obesity.

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Protecting children from the COVID-19

You can encourage your child to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by teaching them to do the same things everyone should do to stay healthy.

  • Clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid people who are sick (coughing and sneezing)
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, sinks)
  • Launder items including washable plush toys as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.
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Education and kiddos

Posting a few pictures of our kiddos listening to what we educate them on and pictures of the kids that grew these gardens at their schools

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Today’s Health Tip – Summer Liquids!

a gallon of water a day

This summer is gonna be HOT! This means one thing and one thing only…..WATER! You always need to hydrate in any case but the summer heat is going to be sweaty. Anytime you sweat you need to replenish it with more water. When you’re taking a break from playing be sure to grab a cup of water and hydrate along with any summer drinks such as juice or lemonade.

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Does too much sugar cause health problems in children?

It can. Food and drinks that are high in added sugars have extra calories and may have few nutrients.  Too many sugary foods and sweet drinks can make children feel full and leaves less room for healthy foods.  Too much sugar can also lead to cavities if children do not brush their teeth regularly. Sugar is often blamed for behavioral problems and hyperactivity in children.  However, studies have not shown that eating sugar makes a difference in the behavior of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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