Tag Archive: Kids

Water Smarts To Keep Kids Safe

Photo Credit: Vicki Vargason On June 20, 2015, a two-year-old boy in Bay County, Florida, drowned in his family’s above-ground pool after being able to get out of the house undetected. Drowning is a very real risk for young children, especially in Florida. Drowning is quick and silent. A child can drown in less than …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/26/water-smarts-to-keep-kids-safe/

KIDS DON’T FLOAT: Swimming Pool Safety

Going to the beach or pool is a popular summer activity but did you know a child can drown in as little as one inch of water?  Drowning is usually quick and silent.  A child will lose consciousness two minutes after submersion, with irreversible brain damage occurring should the child survive.  According to the Consumer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/27/kids-dont-float-swimming-pool-safety/

Florida’s “Big Kids” Just Got A Safety Boost!

New bill would require booster seats for children four years old through age five. For several years, Florida has been the most dangerous state for children between the ages of 4 and 10 traveling in vehicles.  Florida is currently one of only two states in the nation that lacks a booster seat bill for older …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/12/floridas-big-kids-just-got-a-safety-boost/

Summer Snacking Made Fun: Easy treats for busy kids

From the sand to the ocean, camp to the pool, water parks to the playground – summer usually means high-energy for kids enjoying time off from school. It’s a good idea to keep on hand a stash of cooling, nutritious snacks to satisfy ferocious appetites and picky palates. One such snack for high energy kids is called …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/19/summer-snacking-made-fun-easy-treats-for-busy-kids/

Boosters Are For Big Kids

A booster seat “boosts” a child up for proper placement of the lap and shoulder belt on the lower hips/upper thighs and shoulder/collar bone. Piper is 7 years old.  She goes to school, plays with dolls, and loves to visit friends.  Piper’s career goal is to take over the world through “flower power”.  When Piper …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/06/boosters-are-for-big-kids/

Encourage Kids to be Healthy Eaters

Betty Miller County Extension Director Leon County millerb@leoncountyfl.gov How can I encourage my children to be healthy eaters? When parents ask for parenting advice, my response usually starts like this, “Well, it depends…..” However, my reply to the healthy eating question is straightforward.  Set a good example, have healthy foods available, and make mealtimes fun. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2011/12/19/encourage-kids-to-be-healthy-eaters/