Spring Break Camps

By , March 11th, 2014 | Holiday, News | 0 Comments

How would your kids like to become a HealthCare Hero? Maybe go to Pirate Boot Camp or go rock climbing? There are plenty of fun options for kids in the Reno-Sparks area during Spring Break.

As part of the new balanced calendar this 2013-2014 school year, all schools in the Washoe County School District will have a two-week Spring Break this year – March 31 to April 11.  Here are some fun options that might intrigue the kids:

Vacation Station, through the City of Reno Parks & Recreation, offers many different programs for ages six to 14 at these locations: Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, Plumas Gym, and Double Diamond Elementary …

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Have Enough (of the Right Stuff) on Your Plate?

By , March 6th, 2014 | Events, News, Parenting | 0 Comments

Remember the four food groups in the 70s? The food wheel of the 80s? And, of course, the 90s saw the arrival and evolution of the food pyramid. Yes, diet guidelines have evolved over the years, but the goal of these directives remains unchanged — teaching and promoting healthy eating.

And given that March is National Nutrition Month, we thought it expedient to familiarize you with the nutritional guidelines outlined by MyPlate — the USDA’s most recent food icon, which reflects current information regarding proper eating to ensure good health.

MyPlate helps busy families make healthy food choices by having visuals associated within …

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Benefits of Being Involved at Your Child’s School

By , March 4th, 2014 | News, Parenting | 0 Comments

Whether you have kids in kindergarten or entering the final year of high school, there are many good reasons for parents to volunteer at school. It’s a great way to show your kids that you take an interest in their education and it sends a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause. Also, many schools now have to raise their own funds for activities and supplies that once were considered basic necessities and parent volunteers are essential to organizing and chaperoning these fundraising events and other school activities.

Parent volunteers offer a huge resource and support base for the school community while showing …

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