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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Read Out Loud, Read Out Proud!

By , February 27th, 2014 | Holiday, News, Parenting | 0 Comments

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Love for Reading

Developing a love for reading begins at home. In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 2, here are some tips for reading with your children:

• Create a special reading place. Keep age-appropriate books and magazines on shelves they can reach. Keep it organized and appealing. Change the materials often — add seasonal books, rotate different magazines and include books that relate to what kids are interested in or studying in school. For younger kids, try decorating the corner with your child’s artwork or writing.

• Make it a routine – whether it’s right before breakfast or right before bed, set aside a special time every day …

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