Healthy Highlights

2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has released the updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The updated guidelines are based on the latest scientific evidence that explains the benefits of daily physical activity. The guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for improving health through increased physical activity. New aspects of the guidelines discuss the following:…

Falling into Fun!

It’s getting cooler, the leaves are falling, the smell of apples is in the air, and vibrant colors are bursting forth. With the change in the weather, don’t forget to continue to get outside and engage in some physical activity! Here are some fun activities to keep you busy through the fall! 1. Go for…

What to do when it’s snack time?

Your child says, “I’m hungry,” but dinner isn’t for another 2 hours. Rather than have your child dig into the pantry or run for the cookie jar,  what can you do to help them fill that hungry void? Snacks can be a positive or negative component of your child’s diet. Fruits and vegetables are good snacks…

World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10, 2018

Awareness months, weeks, and days offer people opportunities to talk about, advocate for, and support common and vital causes. September 2018 marks the National Suicide Prevention Month, and September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. There are few social topics that carry more stigma than suicide.  According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide…

ONLINE WEBINAR: Implementing 5210 Healthy Military Children in the School

WEBINAR LINK: Implementing 5210 Healthy Military Children in the School 5210 Healthy Military Children is a health promotion campaign designed to improve families’ and children’s health. 5210 spreads a simple message about health-promoting behaviors in your community, where families work, live, and play, and how parents can aid in supporting children’s health. Implementing 5210 within…

Helmet and Bike Safety

Whether used for transportation or just for fun, bikes can be a great way to get outdoors and get some exercise! When parents encourage their children to practice bike and helmet safety, they can help prevent some injuries that can occur while riding, such as concussions. Perhaps most importantly, both children and adults should always…