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Our 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 Angel Hoggard on October 9, 2017

        


Image of son and father sitting on the bed with a mobile device in their lap and the prohibition sign over themLately, 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 Angel Hoggard on September 25, 2017

        


Image of colorful fruits and vegetables surrounding the text "Eat more fruits and 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.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 12, 2017

        


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Does the disaster in Texas by Hurricane Harvey make you feel a little more grateful for the things you have? Let’s always be mindful not to be wasteful. Reduce your food waste by planning a weekly menu, making a grocery list, or freezing extra food. This could save you big money each year! Post Let’s Talk Trash to inform students and staff about food loss and waste. Learn tips on how to Plan Your Weekly Meals and check out the USDA’s FoodKeeper App to alert you to use food items before they are likely to spoil. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 5, 2017

        


Image of children running through a playground field with the caption of Childhood Obesity Awareness MonthAbout 1 of every 5 (17%) children in the United States has obesity and certain groups of children are more affected than others.  Childhood obesity is an issue that none of us can ignore.   National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides an opportunity for learning about ways to prevent and address this serious health concern.  It is our responsibility to work together as a community and school to help our children make healthier food and beverage choices.  
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Published by Angel Hoggard on September 4, 2017

        


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Trying different things can appear challenging such as being a new student at a school or taking a class for the first time. You have to be patient when introducing new things. The same goes for food. It may take more than a few tries for a child to accept an unfamiliar item. Check out these Resources for picky eaters and Handling a “choosy” eater. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Angel Hoggard on August 23, 2017

        


Image of children playing tug-o-war with caption of Accidents DO happen, make sure your child is covered, visit www.k12studentinsurance.comCumberland County Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and orderly environment. However, unavoidable injuries can occur.  To help offset the cost of these unforeseen circumstances accident insurance coverage is available to students through The Young Group and QBE.  Voluntary Membership in a group accident insurance program is made available to students each school year. Participation in the plan is voluntary and made available through school publications annually and parents are urged to purchase it for their children.


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Published by Angel Hoggard on August 17, 2017

        


Image of a smiling girl holding her lunch tray with pasta, a salad and a pearCumberland County Schools (CCS) Child Nutrition Services is excited to announce the continuation of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This program will be offered again for the 2017-2018 school year at Ben Martin Elementary School.  The provision will enable each student enrolled in the participating schools to receive a breakfast and lunch at no cost on days when school is in session.  Visit the following link for the monthly calendar showing the menu, this is subject to change.

Cumberland County School’s Monthly Menu

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Published by Angel Hoggard on August 15, 2017

        


Male student holding Back-To-School Checklist including Eye Exam, Binder, Spiral Notebook, Pencils, and EraserDid you know August is National Eye Exam Month?  This month is dedicated to the importance of eye health and safety. Although the summer is shortly 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 eye wear to protect your vision.  Before we return our students to the classrooms, now is a great reminder to schedule your kids’ 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 3, 2017

        


Man cutting grass with a push mower.You don’t always have to visit a gym to get a good workout. Take advantage of the warmer weather by doing chores outside! Wash your car, mow the lawn, or garden for increased physical activity. Check out these Tips for increasing physical activity and how much activity? For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on July 21, 2017

        


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