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  • Face Masks For Children

    Face Masks For Children

    Masks remain a simple but powerful tool to protect against COVID-19, especially for children too young to get the vaccine yet.

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  • Vaccine Information

    Vaccine Information

    To understand how vaccines work, first we have to look at how immunity works. Immunity The job of our immune system is to protect us from things that enter our body that don’t belong there. This includes disease germs like viruses or bacteria. The immune system recognizes these intruders as “non-self,” and produces proteins called antibodies to get rid of them.

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  • The Importance of Sleep

    The Importance of Sleep

    Sleep— or lack of it — is probably the most-discussed part of baby care. So how do you get kids to bed — and keep them there? What should you do when kids wake in the middle of the night? And how much sleep is enough for your kids?

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  • WEAR Your Glasses

    WEAR Your Glasses

    Wearing glasses can be hard for children to accept. They may worry that the other kids will tease them. They may feel different. Some children don't like wearing glasses and they “forget” to put them on or “forget” to take them to school. They think that they won't be able to play sports or that they'll look ugly. Glasses may feel uncomfortable or heavy at first. There are several things you can do to help get young children to wear their glasses.

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  • Kids and Exercise

    Kids and Exercise

    For kids, exercise means playing and being physically active. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, during recess, at dance class or soccer practice, while riding bikes, or when playing tag.

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  • Corona Virus: What Kids Can Do

    Corona Virus: What Kids Can Do

    With all the talk about coronavirus, you might be wondering what kids can do. Here are the 4 best ways everyone (including kids) can help stop coronavirus:

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  • Healthy Sleep Habits

    Healthy Sleep Habits

    Sleep is just as important to your children's development and well-being as nutrition and physical activity. The amount and quality of sleep we have can affect our safety, how alert we are, as well as our memories, moods, behavior, and learning abilities. Establishing good sleep practices while your children are young will not only benefit you, but it will help them for many years to come.

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  • Kids and Food: 10 Tips for Parents

    Kids and Food: 10 Tips for Parents

    It's no surprise that parents might need some help understanding what it means to eat healthy. From the MyPlate food guide to the latest food fad, it can be awfully confusing.

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  • Keeping Families Healthy During a Pandemic

    Keeping Families Healthy During a Pandemic

    We're spending more time at home to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But that's made it easy for families to fall out of normal routines.

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  • Social Distancing: Keep On Keeping Your Distance   

    Social Distancing: Keep On Keeping Your Distance  

    Families are gradually returning to some of the activities that paused when the COVID-19 pandemic began. With the virus still spreading, however, it is important for everyone to continue social distancing.

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  • Parenting during a Pandemic

    Parenting during a Pandemic

    Fear, uncertainty, and being holed up at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 can make it tough for families to keep a sense of calm. But it's important to help children feel safe, keep healthy routines, manage their behavior and build resilience.

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): How Your Family Can Stay Prepared

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): How Your Family Can Stay Prepared

    Preparing for coronavirus (COVID-19) means having what you need to stay home. Officials are asking people to only go out when absolutely needed so they don't get sick.

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  • How to Wash Your Hands the Right Way!

    How to Wash Your Hands the Right Way!

    Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.

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  • Help Your Children Make Healthy Choices - Make It Fun!

    Help Your Children Make Healthy Choices - Make It Fun!

    When you go to the grocery store, “shop the perimeter” first. The outside aisles are where you’ll usually find fresh produce, healthy dairy products (fat-free milk, yogurt, and cheese), and fresh meats, chicken, and fish. Fill your cart mostly with those items, and then get what you need from the middle of the store.

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  • Well Visits

    Well Visits

    Routine well child care exams play an important role in keeping children healthy. Children should be seen yearly starting at 3 years of age for well visits. Regular well-child examinations by a doctor are essential for keeping kids healthy and up-to-date on their immunizations.

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  • Healthy Eyes

    Healthy Eyes

    Your child's vision is essential to his success in school. When his vision suffers, chances are his schoolwork does, too. Summer is a great time to get all those appointments done for the new school year!

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  • Understanding Nutrition Fact Labels

    Understanding Nutrition Fact Labels

    Reading food labels can help you make wise food choices.

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  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

    Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

    This year our school will be participating in a special Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. We will be offering fresh fruits and vegetables in the classroom as snacks. We are excited to have been awarded this grant to provide our students with healthy, nutritious foods. The NJ Department of Agriculture awarded this program to only 157 schools throughout New Jersey. The grant is in partnership with Chartwells and Sickles Market in Little Silver.

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  • Kids and Tech: Tips for Parents in the Digital Age

    Kids and Tech: Tips for Parents in the Digital Age

    ​In a world where children are "growing up digital," it's important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills.

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  • Sick Day Guidelines

    Sick Day Guidelines

    Making the right call when your child isn’t feeling well. Should I keep my child home or send him or her to school?

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  • Is Your Child's Asthma Under Control?

    Is Your Child's Asthma Under Control?

    Does he take his ‘quick relief (rescue/reliever) inhaler’ more than two times a week?
    Does she awaken at night with asthma symptoms more than two times a month?
    Do you refill his ‘quick relief (rescue/reliever) inhaler’ more than two times a year?
    If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, your child's asthma is NOT UNDER CONTROL. Talk to your doctor about your asthma!

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  • Family Meals

    Family Meals

    Family meals are making a comeback. And that's good news for a couple of reasons:

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