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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

        


Image of children with their arms up, holding hands on the beach facing the ocean on a clear blue dayThe school year is almost over, and our children will have lots of free time on their hands.  Summer is a great time for children of all ages to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities.  Whether they are young children or teens, we all need to learn ways to keep our children safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has compiled some valuable information on how to ensure that all of our children are safe while they enjoy their summer!  Click below for more information:

Making Summer Safe for Kids

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Published by Angel Hoggard on June 8, 2017

        


Woman's hand holding a water bottle with blue lid

As the temperature continues to rise, let’s take advantage of some health tips to keep us cool. Carry a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day. It can save you time, money, and make choosing a healthy beverage easy! Try at least one of the 10 Tips for Better Beverages. View more beverage tips + a video on making small changes for a healthier drink. Sip smart! 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 May 31, 2017

        


Grocery Bingo - Make Shopping Fun

Do you dread going grocery shopping? Let’s put some fun into it by playing grocery store bingo. Use grocery shopping to teach kids about food and nutrition. Talk about where vegetables, fruits, protein food, dairy, and grains come from. Help them make healthy choices. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 15, 2017

        


Little boy running through sprinkler

Did you know? A study found that kids gain weight more quickly during summer vacation than during the school year. Maintain the momentum your school created this year by encouraging students and families to continue to eat better and move more this summer. The Health at Home section of Game On has ideas for recess at home, healthy summer snacks and creative ways to be active as a family. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Day from Action For Healthy Kids

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Published by Angel Hoggard on May 5, 2017

        


Standing in garden, wearing red boots, stepping on garden tool to force it into the ground.

Did you know that gardening is a form of physical activity? Switch up your routine and spend time playing in the dirt! Explore some ideas for being more active and take advantage of some gardening resources.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on April 20, 2017

        


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