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    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 int…Read More

  2. 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, health…Read More

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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 benef…Read More

  4. National Snack Food Month

    Healthy Eating, Your Kids and National Snack Food Month

    February is National Snack Food Month. This is the perfect opportunity to show your kids how healthy snacks are the best snacks for their growing minds and bodies! Let's face it, kids aren't always enthusiastic about healthy eating. But both parents and educators know the more interested and involved a kid is with what they're trying to do, the more enthusiastic and engaged they'll be. This makes …Read More

  5. National Eye Exam Month

    5 Ways Your Eye Health Affects Your Team’s Productivity

    It starts with a little annoyance. Then the blinking, headaches, and dry eyes creep in. We've heard it before - take a screen break, rest your eyes. But did you know that ignoring these suggestions could be affecting your team's productivity at work? The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that nearly 80 percent of us report at least one visual disturbance at work each day and ove…Read More

  6. May is National Foster Care Month

    May is National Foster Care Month. This month is set aside to recognize the individuals and families who give their time, their resources and their homes to children who are going through the most difficult times of their life. Foster Parents Most people would have a difficult time letting a stranger in their home to shower, sleep and eat. It would be the equivalent of picking up a homeless person…Read More

  7. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Take Action!

    What is NCAPM All About? April of 2017 marks the 34th year of National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM), a time dedicated to raising awareness of this devastating social issue and ending child abuse once and for all. Since 1983, this month has been a time for communities to have a dialogue about the ways to not only stop the abuse of children, but providing education and resources for families…Read More

  8. National Kidney Month | Toddler Town in Chicago

    It’s National Kidney Disease Month. Read These Tips for Better Kidney Health

    Your kidneys are very important organs in your body. Taking proper care of them will help you live better and longer. Many people don’t understand kidney disease or how to prevent it. For National Kidney Disease Month, you can learn how to better care for your kidneys and prevent disease. Get Tested Kidney failure is a slow and progressive disease that usually has no noticeable symptoms. Kidney …Read More

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    Good Nutrition Made Simple: What to Remember During National Nutrition Month

    If you feel like you’ve fallen off the healthy habit bandwagon, you’re in luck. March is National Nutrition Month, so it is the perfect time to tackle that health commitment you made at the beginning of the year with renewed energy. You may be wondering why we celebrate nutrition month and how it can help you get back on track. It’s simple really. Nutrition Month is a time set aside to focus…Read More