Back-to-school food safety tips

Students will soon be heading back to school, and many of them will be carrying lunches packed at home. Barbara Ingham, food science specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension and UW-Madison, has some tips to help ensure that your child’s home-packed lunches are always safe to eat. Wash your hands and areas used to prepare […]

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New Report– Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

A committee of experts—convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine—was assembled to examine the state of the science with respect to parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices that support positive parent-child interactions and healthy development of children ages 0–8; strategies for supporting parents and helping them engage in parenting practices associated with healthy […]

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Prevent Child Heatstroke in Cars

Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver or bystander of a child left in a car, it’s important to understand risk factors contributing to child heatstroke. Test your knowledge to see how much you know about child heat stroke.

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5-2-1-0 Resources for Families

As a parent, what you do makes a difference in your family! Research shows that kids model their parents’ behaviors and attitudes. Kids learn to be physically active and to eat well by watching those around them, and even small changes can make a big difference. Here are a variety of resources to help you and […]

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Healthy Sleeping Habits

National experts recently surveyed kids about their sleep habits. Here’s what they learned: 70%of kids said they wish they could get more sleep. 71%of kids said they feel sleepy or very sleepy when it’s time to wake up for school. 25%of kids said they feel tired at school every single day.

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Be a Healthy Role Model

Research shows that kids model their parents’ eating habits, their attitudes toward food and their feelings towards their bodies. Kids also learn how to be physically active, or inactive, by watching those around them. As a parent, or important adult in a child’s life, there are things you can do to help them learn healthy […]

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5-2-1-0 in the First Year

Let this booklet guide both your child’s and your own journey to good health! The tips and suggestions contained here will give you the tools to get started today! You have the power to create healthy lifestyle habits, which will benefit you and your family for a lifetime. So… Let’s Go! A good place to […]

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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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