Try a Healthier Snack this week!

Sugar Jut Day on February 17th. Learn more at www.lincolncountyhealthdepartment.com. Instead of: Try: Soda Ice Cold Water Orange Juice Fresh Orange Candy Cut up Fruit or Veggies Cookies Crackers Chocolate Milk Low Fat White Milk Ice Cream Unsweetened (plain) Yogurt with Fruit Chocolate Nuts Raisins Grapes Sugary Cereal Unflavored Oatmeal with Fruit Pop Tart Whole […]

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Mindful parenting

  “Being present” or “mindful” is a goal many people set for the new year. These terms might call to mind yoga or meditation, but did you know that mindfulness can also enhance parenting? Anne Clarkson, University of Wisconsin-Extension digital parenting education specialist, says mindfulness and parenting go hand-in-hand. “Mindfulness is very simply learning to […]

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Social media during the holidays

Holidays often bring to mind iconic images of the whole family gathered around the dinner table or opening gifts. When the imaginary tinsel and turkey aroma clears, however, the truth is that many families cannot be together during the holidays. Separation, divorce, military deployment, college, high travel costs, poor health, and bad weather all create […]

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4 Benefits of Video Games

For many parents of teens video games are a menace. They are a frequent source of conflict. They are a distraction. And they often expose youth to too much violence. At best, they are something to be tolerated, right? Could there possibly be anything good about video games?

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Move Towards a Healthy Holiday Season

Have you noticed that the winter holidays are associated with food more than at any other time of the year? From Thanksgiving turkey with all of the trimmings through New Year’s Eve celebrations, there are many temptations put in front of us. Cookies seem to magically show up at the office and there are multiple […]

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November is National Healthy Skin Month

As we head into November, temperatures and humidity start to drop and winds become blustery. The winter season can be tough on people with dry skin. It is important to be aware of the functions of the skin and how to keep it healthy. Skin is considered an organ and needs gentle care, as it […]

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Fresh or frozen turkey: Ready for Thanksgiving

Perhaps the biggest holiday meal of the year is just around the corner. Thanksgiving brings families together from all across the state to share a meal that often centers on roast turkey and all the fixings. To help you prepare the holiday meal, University of Wisconsin-Extension food scientist Barbara Ingham offers some helpful hints. “Whether […]

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Need Assistance Locating Child Care to Meet Your Needs?

Childcaring, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing quality child care information. Childcaring works in partnership with parents, child care providers, business leaders, and community organizations to make quality care available to Central Wisconsin families in Adams, Clark, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Portage, Taylor, Waushara, and Wood Counties. How can Childcaring Assist YOU? -We […]

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LEAD HURTS KIDS!

Lead Poisoning can cause: Low IQ Slowed Growth Learning Problems Behavior Problems Hearing Loss It is easy to miss the signs of lead poisoning.  Get your child tested! For more information go to https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead or contact Sue Kuber, RN at the Lincoln County Health Department at 715-539-1369.  

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Make health part of back-to-school plans

As parents replace their kids’ pool passes with loose-leaf paper, it’s a sign that a new school year is approaching. Adjusting to school may be hard for kids who have spent months at play, but there are ways for parents to get their kids back on a healthy path. For tips go to http://thenationshealth.aphapublications.org/site/healthyyou/HealthyYouBacktoSchool.pdf

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