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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

        


Man and woman tying their tennis shoes

Sometimes activities with friends or family are more enjoyable than doing them alone. Join a walking club or attend group fitness classes. By building a support network you can encourage each other to be active. Check out the 10 Tips: Be Active Adults before getting moving. Join or Start a SuperTracker Group to achieve your goals as a team. For more, healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Source: ChooseMyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 25, 2017

        


Red and white logo for Poison helpline with a photo of a red pill bottle, you can reach them at 1.800.222.1222 or go to their website at poison.orgIn 1961, the United States Congress designated the third week in March each year as National Poison Prevention Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness about poisoning in the U.S. and highlighting specific ways to prevent it.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), poisoning remains the leading cause of injury death in the United States.  Jointly, America’s 55 poison centers provide services to the entire U.S. population in all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Poison centers save lives and protect the health of Americans through direct medical services, data collection and monitoring, and educational outreach, at no cost to the public.  Poison centers offer free, private, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach your local poison center by calling 1.800.222.1222.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 12, 2017

        


An image of leftover food in containers placed in the refrigerator.

 

Plan for a ‘leftovers night’ at the end of the week to reduce food waste and to save the time you would usually spend on meal prep. Take all your leftovers out of the fridge and mix and match flavors that go well together. Check out tips for meal planning made easy and on food waste. Be sure to visit CCS Wellness website for more healthy tips and opportunities.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on February 23, 2017

        


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