Fit As Tigers!

Healthy Eye
20-20-20
04/12/2018
20-20-20 Rule The 20-20-20 rule, what does this mean and why is it important? Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and focus your eyes on something at least 20 feet away. It’s a simple rule to follow to promote eye health. Screens are a large part of our lives, so taking measures to keep our eyes healthy and strong should be a top priority.
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Family Meals
How to Have Better Family Meals at All Ages
03/20/2018
Between school, work, hockey games and band practice, how is a family ever supposed to sit down and enjoy a home-cooked dinner at six o’clock at night? The former idea of a family meal does not always apply to our societies’ hectic and busy schedules. However, research shows that eating family meals can have a large impact on a child’s social, emotional and physical health, as well as performance in school. So how can we achieve this lofty goal? Between school, work, hockey games and band practice, how is a family ever supposed to sit down and enjoy a home-cooked dinner at six o’clock at night? The former idea of a family meal does not always apply to our societies’ hectic and busy schedules. However, research shows that eating family meals can have a large impact on a child’s social, emotional and physical health, as well as performance in school. So how can we achieve this lofty goal? Click here to find out more.
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A+ Report Card
Six Ways to Get More A's
02/15/2018
Does a child’s health impact their grades in school? YES! What can students do to improve their health and grades? Consuming at least one fruit and one vegetable daily and not drinking sugary beverages are just a few. Click here to find out the other three tips!
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To Be Healthy as a Whole, Mental Wellness Plays a Role
01/10/2018
What affects how we act, learn, work, communicate, relationships with others and how we feel about ourselves? Our mental health. Good mental health is a key component to living a healthy life, and it’s often overlooked. What can we do as parents to improve our children’s and our own mental health?
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Nuts and Fruit
Protein Power
12/14/2017
What’s the secret to a snack that has staying power and will help you and your kids last between meals, school, work and all of the extracurricular activities?? Protein! This nutrient is a hunger-busting powerhouse because it slows digestion, keeps blood sugar steady and helps keep cravings at bay.
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Be at Ease, Protect Yourself from Disease
11/14/2017
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, Benjamin Franklin. This can be especially true when it comes to preventive health care. Maintaining or improving your health is important – and a focus on regular preventive care, along with following the advice of your doctor, can help you stay healthy.
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Make Every Drop Count, Drink Water!
08/14/2017
Did you know the human body is 60% water? Water has a big impact on performance and success in school. When we do not drink enough water, our body works harder, blood flow decreases and our mind sharp and quick. If you wait, it's too late - use thirst as your guide, and drink water when feeling thirsty to maintain the proper hydration.
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Health and Wellness Information for the Whole Family!
08/04/2017
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the Farmington Area Public Schools Wellness Committee will post new family fitness information here every month. Check back soon for special insight on everything from sleep and diet to exercise and attitude to keep your family mentally, emotionally, and physically strong.
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This page is sponsored by the Farmington Area Public Schools Wellness Committee with support from Dakota County Public Health and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership. 

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