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A person holding a healthy lunchbox
August 2018
Get Kids Packing! (Lunches, That Is)

Teaching kids how to pack their own lunches can be a fun back-to- school activity. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has some great suggestions: Keep it interesting.…

Children's Health
Child learing how to brush his teeth in the bathroom
January 2018
Oral Care Should Start Before Baby’s First Tooth

Your child's oral care routine should begin way before your baby's first tooth appears. Getting into a routine of care for gums and teeth at the earliest of ages can…

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A smiling child with big glasses
December 2017
Healthy Vision Tips - for Kids!

Parents, take a few minutes to talk with your kids about these important eye-care tips. Now's the time to create habits that will give them a lifetime of good vision!…

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Rice waffles with yogurt in the shape of a crab with fresh fruits prepared for kids
September 2017
Stock the Fridge and Pantry for Healthy After-School Snacks

Kids are hungry after school, and everyone is busy after school! Make it easy for children to select healthy snacks by keeping some of these items on hand. Note: Each…

Children's Health | Healthy Habits
A father and young son having a conversation
June 2017
Beating Back-to-School Anxiety

The transition into a new school year can be a time of excitement —and stress. Children and teens can become anxious, irritable or depressed by this major change. The trick…

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A child napping with a teddybear
April 2017
Plan Ahead for Back-to-School Bedtimes

Preschoolers and children in elementary school have particular sleep needs: Preschoolers (ages three to five): 10 to 13 hours School-age (ages six to 13): 9 to 11 hours When determining…

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