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How to Make Packing Lunches a Snap for Kids

Packing a lunch for your kids isn’t a cinch. After all, providing children with a nutritious and well-balanced lunch, that interests them, is a huge responsibility. But have you ever thought of sharing this duty with your kid? Have you ever asked them to pack their lunch? A survey reports that the more children are interested in packing their lunches,…
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Sports Physical Exams For Your Child

Beginning at birth and lasting until the teen years, annual wellness checkups are necessary for keeping track of your child’s health. It is important that you schedule your child for a complete medical exam now and then even if your child shows no symptoms and appears quite healthy. Routine checkups allow your health care provider to keep an eye on…
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5 Tips to Prepare Kids for Back to School During the Pandemic

Normally, August brings the excitement of “back to school” with kids eager to reunite with friends, meet new teachers, and shop for school supplies.  Yet this year is anything but normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way our children will return to learn this fall. School administrators and nurses have spent countless hours preparing the school environment and developing…