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Healthy Halloween Tips
10/24/2018
Halloween is right around the corner! With the chance to dress up in fun costumes and stock up on treats, it’s no wonder Halloween is a favorite holiday for both kids and adults. If you plan to take your kids trick-or-treating, use these simple tips to keep it fun, healthy and safe.
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Person Eating
Breakfast Power Plays
09/12/2018
School is back in session! Let’s jump-start the year by eating a healthy breakfast each day. Feeling too crunched for time in the morning? The Breakfast Power Plays won’t slow you down. In fact, these quick meals will boost alertness and brain power, which can lead to better school performance. Step up to the plate and try these out!
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Dude, Where’s the Food?
06/04/2018
Summer is right around the corner, which means kids are at home, and are hungry. Where can families get affordable healthy food?
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Family at play
"Play is the Highest Form of Research" - Albert Einstein
05/11/2018
A family that plays together stays together but can also be much more happy and healthy. For many families, play is the missing ingredient that glues the family together. What can you do to introduce more play into your family routine?
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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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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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