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Put Down The Fork and Get On Your Feet!

The numbers are in, and according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20% or more of the United States adult population is obese in each state. This data was collected during the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System that involves health-related telephone surveys. It has long been discussed in our society that obesity …

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Sleep Deprivation and Kids

Are your school kids getting enough sleep? With the new school year starting and routines being established, are things going smoothly? If you are sleep deprived, then the chances are your children may be sleep deprived as well. The following is an excerpt from the University of Michigan Health System:

School-aged …

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Childhood Literacy, Our Role as a Parent, Guardian or Caregiver

Childhood Literacy, Our Role as a Parent, Guardian or Caregiver

Recently I viewed a graphic created by Robb Brewer, a Pastor from Dallas, Texas with a passion for reading. Pastor Brewer was expressing his concern in regards to the reading ability of children in the United States in 2012. This timely reposted graphic …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/08/07/childhood-literacy-our-role-as-a-parent-guardian-or-caregiver/

Child Safety and Convenience: The Laundry Pod Dilemma

Consumer Reports recently pulled their previous endorsement for laundry detergent pods in light of the potential poisoning hazard for young children. Just to be clear, this is only the laundry pods that contain the highly concentrated liquid detergent, not pods containing powdered detergent. Although these laundry pods are quickly accessed, premeasured, use less …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/07/31/child-safety-and-convenience-the-laundry-pod-dilemma/

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