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Health and Wellness

  • Celebrate National Picnic Month by Going on a Picnic with the Family

    Everybody celebrates Independence Day in July. But, what many people don’t know is that we also celebrate National Picnic Month in July, too! Going for a picnic is an excellent time to embrace nature and breathe in fresh air. It is also a great opportunity to bond with friends, family and loved ones. While a picnic is understood as a simple excursion with meals eaten outdoors, there are some interesting facts about the origin of picnic that not many of us are aware of.  The word picnic was taken from the French word “pique nique” which refers to an outdoor meal. The first picnics took place in the Middle Ages when the members of the upper class society would “dine out” or eat their meals outdoors during a hunt. The first recorded use of “picnic”, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, was in a letter written by Lord Chesterfield to […]

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  • How To Celebrate National Bike Month With Your Kids

    Ask just about anyone and they can usually –and vividly — remember when they first learned to ride a bike! It’s just something you never forget… No matter how long it’s been since you hopped on a bike, National Bike Month provides the perfect reason to get back out there and ride again! Here’s how to celebrate that amazing invention, the bicycle, with your kids… and start a new, healthy habit as a family! Getting started Begin by setting out the rules for safe biking. Even if your kids aren’t old enough to really remember everything you’re telling them, repeat the rules for safe biking to them every time you go out. When they see you following the same rules you’re telling them to follow, it will encourage them to do the same. Teach them the following tips for safe biking: Keep your tires well inflated – match the pressure […]

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  • How to Celebrate National Nutrition Month at Home and School

    “Invest in Yourself – Buy Nutrition” was the theme for the first National Nutrition Month. It was created in 1973 by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The ADA is known now as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It actually started as a week long to begin with, but has expanded to a full month to reach more people. This month of awareness is meant to help everyone focus on the many benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, of which nutrition plays a key part. There are a lot of ways to celebrate National Nutrition Month both at home and at school. Looking for the best way to help the information be effective and stick? Make it fun! Here are a few ideas to help you get started.: Create a theme for each week which focuses on a particular aspect of a healthy lifestyle. For example: Week One – MyPlate […]

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