Keeping Kids Safe: International Walk to School Day

By , October 6th, 2015 | Events, News, Safety | 0 Comments

International Walk to School Day Vicki Fisher, Coordinator, Safe Kids Washoe County

International Walk to School Day on October 7 is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. The event promotes year-round safe routes to school with the goal of educating kids on pedestrian and bike safety.

To make sure your kids stay safe while walking and biking to school, Safe Kids recommends the following:

  • Developmentally, most kids can’t judge speeds and distances until at least age ten, so younger kids need to cross with an adult
  • Whenever possible, cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks
  • Look left, right …

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Nevada Breastfeeding Calendar

By , October 2nd, 2015 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Nevada Breastfeeds CalendarWould you like to be included in Nevada’s 2016 Breastfeeding calendar? The Nevada Statewide Breastfeeding Program is looking for photos of women engaging in breastfeeding in all forms: traditional breastfeeding, pumping, use of supplemental nutrition systems, breastfeeding multiples, tandem and toddlers and feeding donor milk.

The goal of this project is to authentically and positively represent breastfeeding in Nevada. The calendar will be distributed to hospitals, physician offices, WIC clinics, local health departments and other sites throughout Nevada to support moms and normalize breastfeeding.

Photos will be accepted until Friday October 9 at 5 p.m. For more information and photo requirements, call 775-684-4270 or visit

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Class Schedule

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Class ScheduleWe have a busy week of classes at Renown Children’s Hospital! Register today to attend a class, tour or forum.

October 5 -11:

Baby & Family Suites Tour – Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Breastfeeding Forum – Tuesday and Thursday

Breastfeeding: Beyond the Basics – Wednesday and Sunday

Sibling Class – Saturday

Childbirth Education (All-in-a-Day class) – Sunday

Click here for a complete list of classes and events.

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