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Image of children playing tug of war with caption of Accidents DO happen, make sure your child is covered!

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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 17, 2018

        


Male student holding Back-To-School Checklist including Eye Exam, Binder, Spiral Notebook, Pencils, and EraserDid you know August is National Eye Exam Month?  August is dedicated to the importance of eye health and safety. Although the summer is quickly coming to an end, the UV Rays are still high and it’s important to take proper precautions to protect yourself from the sun, make sure you are wearing proper eyewear to protect your vision.  As we prepare to return to the classrooms, now is a great time to schedule your family’s routine eye exams.  Vision should be checked annually during the grade school years. Fortunately, most problems that surface during this time can be remedied by wearing eyeglasses.  For more information, check out Healthy Essentials from Johnson & Johnson.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on August 2, 2018

        


Image of a sun burst with sunglasses and caption of July is UV Safety Month

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared July UV Safety Month.  The goal is to spread the word about how important it is to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays.  During the summer we think of going to the beach and all the outdoor fun at the pool or simply playing outside but we should all take a moment to educate ourselves on UV safety.  Protecting ourselves and educating our children on the importance of sun safety will help prevent skin damage in the future.  Here are some easy steps to consider to be safe this summer:


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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 27, 2018

        


Image of empty pink and gray sneakers "walking" on a white background Although the weather is not predictable, Spring still has sprung! Celebrate the warmer season by finding new and creative ways to get active outdoors when the weather permits. Be sure to engage in activities you enjoy so you will be more likely to incorporate it into your daily routine. Try these 10 Tips: Physical Activity at Home, Work, and Play and/or Tips for increasing your physical activity. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 14, 2018

        


Image of the sun shining through clouds on a deep blue sky with caption reading May is Skin Cancer Awareness MonthAs the weather continues to warm up, our students are outside enjoying the rays of the sun.  Children are unaware of the dangers of prolonged exposure to the sun.  It is up to adults to ensure our children are safe.   Remember to:

  • Limit children’s exposure to the sun – The sun’s rays are the most intense between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
  • Pay attention to the UV index –  This numbered scale measures how damaging exposure to the sun will be on any particular day.
  • Be careful around reflective surfaces –  Water and sand reflect the damaging rays of the sun.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 4, 2018

        


photo of a line of mason jars with colorful lids filled with mixtures of fruits and vegetables and water

What you drink is as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and often little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories. Jazz up your water by adding slices of fruit or fresh mint, rosemary, or basil. Try these Tips for Making Better Beverage Choices. For more helpful healthy tips visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 27, 2018

        


Image of an Asian family eating a meal in a white kitchen What began as a week-long observance in March of 1973 as “National Nutrition Week”, it soon became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing public interest in nutrition.  With hectic schedules, it has become the norm to have a grab-and-go meal, but it is suggested that coming together for family meals is one way for children to learn how to make wise choices when eating.  This bonding time offers the family a chance to try new foods and to discuss the daily activities that are often missed out on while at work and school.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 2, 2018

        


Image of girl in a pink outfit with ponytails blowing her nose into a tissue

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs.  The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.  The Center for Disease Control states that it is important to get a flu vaccination each year.  The CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes and frequent handwashing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.  Making healthy choices at school and at home can help prevent the flu and spreading flu to others.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 19, 2018

        


image of someone holding a black and white  menu

When 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 Angel Hoggard on February 16, 2018

        


Image of young boy wearing dark blue collared shirt brushing his teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and dental professionals across the nation are collaborating to promote oral health to our nation’s youth. This includes reaching out and educating teachers and parents on the importance of establishing good oral habits and hygiene at an early age.  It is encouraged to make toothbrushing fun by providing children with toothbrushes that may have their favorite characters on them and by helping them time their brushing by humming along to their favorite songs.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 5, 2018

        


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