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Daddy is My Superhero

Rachel Allison is the new director at Greentree Learning and Child Care Center in Rolla, Missouri. Rachel’s goal was to create an inclusive atmosphere while promoting a healthier lifestyle for families. In 2017, Rachel participated in the Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) where she learned different ways kids can be active. After discussing […]

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Important Safety Rules to Teach Children

Every parent is concerned about their children’s safety. At the same time, it is important for kids to socialize at a young age and be able to have a certain level of freedom to grow and develop independence. It’s all about finding a healthy balance, which can be tough. While ideal, constantly keeping your eyes […]

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7 States Report Obesity at or Above 35%

This month, the CDC released new data on self-reported adult obesity prevalence for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The 2017 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps show that adult obesity prevalence across the country remains high and differs by race, ethnicity, and education. The data come from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance […]

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Tips to Master Your Kids’ Morning Routines

Setting a clear, stable morning routine can help the whole family get on board and stay on track. Plus, as Dr. Fran Walfish, a family and relationship psychotherapist and the author of The Self-Aware Parent: Resolving Conflict and Building a Better Bond with Your Child notes, it’s good for your kids. “Having a clear structure […]

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Obesity disproportionately affects minority children and children from low socio-economic status families. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six children and adolescents residing in the United States of America is obese. That means that 18.5 percent of children are obese. This rate increases […]

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More U.S. Mothers Are Breastfeeding, Says CDC

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows that more U.S. mothers are breastfeeding, but that many stop nursing earlier than they should. Researchers found that of the babies born in 2015, 83.2 percent were breastfeeding after birth, 57.6 percent continued to nurse after 6 months and 35.9 percent were still going at […]

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NARA Licensing Seminar | Sept 24-26

September 24-26, 2018 Williamsburg, Virginia Hear ideas from experts and researchers in the human care licensing field that lead to a better future for vulnerable populations. Listen to lectures and discussions on a broad range of regulatory topics important to all licensing disciplines and positions. Access networking opportunities, brainstorming activities, and discuss common challenges and […]

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New On-Demand Early Care and Education Provider Trainings

Nemours is very excited to announce a series of seven online modules developed in partnership with Penn State’s Better Kid Care: Taking Steps to Healthy Success. The series will help users learn how to successfully implement national best practices in early care and education (ECE) settings for nutrition, breastfeeding support, physical activity, and screen time; better […]

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Arkansas Schools Receive Water Filling Stations

Healthy Active Arkansas, in partnership with the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation, awarded water bottle filling stations to 20 Arkansas schools as part of the Rethink Your Drink: Choose Water grant program. This program, supported by a grant from the Delta Dental Foundation, is designed to encourage students, teachers and staff to drink water instead […]

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State and District-Level Policies for Food Marketing in U.S. School Districts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers recently published an article in CDC’s Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) journal on the associations between state-level guidance and the policies and practices in school districts regarding food and beverage marketing and promotion. State agencies play a critical role in providing school districts with guidance and technical assistance […]

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