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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

        


Tired of the same old meals? Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your dish. They are low in fat and calories while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can add color, flavor, and texture. Explore the creative ways to bring healthy foods to your table. Check out, Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits today. For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on January 30, 2018

        


Image of salt shaker with salt poured onto surface and text of "eat less salt!" written in the spilled 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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Published by Angel Hoggard on January 12, 2018

        


Image of fresh vegetables surrounding a chalk board with "Meal Prep" written on itDuring the cozy months, we often try to find extra time to relax with loved ones. Let’s stay on track with eating nutritious snacks by prepping ahead of time. Make batches of oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, or nut mixes and divide into small containers or jars. These handy portions help make your quick choices healthy choices too! Be sure to try out these Kitchen time-saving tips. Learn ways to make meal planning easy. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 11, 2017

        


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Now that summertime is over, lets warm up as temperatures cool down by staying active. Remember during the fall season, raking the leaves counts! Learn more Tips for an Active Lifestyle and how to Be an Active Family. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on November 8, 2017

        


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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 16, 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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