In this Issue:
  • 2016 Dine In Day
  • Sleep Deprivation and Kids
  • What’s Your Child’s Learning Style?
  • Family Bonding
  • Families Should Play Together for Exercise
  • Kids: After-School Snacking and Food Safety Tips
  • Preparing for the After-School Snack Stampede!
  • Super Summer Snacking
  • Summertime Safety ~ A Hidden Danger
  • Youth Gain from Camping Experiences
  • Child Development

    2016 Dine In Day

    Many of us can agree, being around family can make simple things in life more special! Whether it’s time spent together during holidays, celebrating birthdays, or simply enjoying togetherness, family events can make life memorable. Why wait until special occasions to show your family that they matter? Dining together can make simple things feel special …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/30/2016-dine-in-day/

    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 children still …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/07/29/sleep-deprivation-and-kids/

    What’s Your Child’s Learning Style?

    As a parent or caregiver, understanding your child’s learning style can greatly aid when assisting with studies or homework.

    Very simply, people process information differently and the learning process is different for each person. There are three main learning types:  visual, auditory or kinesthetic. Understanding these learning types can help you …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/07/29/whats-your-childs-learning-style/

    Family Bonding

    Warmer weather is here and it is time to plan some fun activities with the family.  This is also the time of year when many city organizations have prepared outstanding festivals.  Most festivals have something for everyone in the family.

    It is always important to socialize as a family.  This increases family bonding.  Time together, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/05/19/family-bonding/

    Families Should Play Together for Exercise

    You may not need coats and your yard may not have these leaves but finding fun and creative ways to engage children in exercise is important.  You can consider yourself successful if they have fun doing so without knowing they are meeting physical activity recommendations by participating in at least 60 minutes of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/05/19/families-should-play-together-for-exercise/

    Kids: After-School Snacking and Food Safety Tips

    Are your kids famished when they get home from school? Kids often hit the kitchen right when they get home and begin the search for something to eat. After being at school all day, it’s inevitable they will bring a host of germs into the house (and into the kitchen). These germs, or microorganisms, can …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/08/24/kids-after-school-snacking-and-food-safety-tips-2/

    Preparing for the After-School Snack Stampede!

    It may be hard to believe, but summer vacation is drawing to a close and school is right around the corner. It’s time to plan for lots of things like new classrooms and teachers, unexpected supply needs, extracurricular activity requests – and hungry kids arriving home from school.

    Although it’s easy to succumb to the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/07/25/preparing-for-the-after-school-snack-stampede/

    Super Summer Snacking

     

    Can you believe that the kids are almost out of school for the summer? With kids in the house all summer, get ready for those constant snack attacks, followed by “mom (or dad)…there’s nothing good to eat.”

    Just because its summer break doesn’t mean we should take a vacation from healthy eating. Having easy …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/05/28/super-summer-snacking/

    Summertime Safety ~ A Hidden Danger

    Beware of Hidden Dangers

    We all know that taking safety measures, such as using car seats correctly or basic childproofing, for our children is important. But what about “hidden dangers?” One major hidden danger can be the family vehicle. As summertime approaches and the heat is upon us, the dangers of leaving …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/05/18/summertime-safety-a-hidden-danger/

    Youth Gain from Camping Experiences


    With summer around the corner, it’s a great time to enroll your children in residential and/or day camps. For most communities there are a variety of camps offered. Camping experiences not only give children something to do, they are also great learning experiences.

    Just as a garden or flowerbed requires critical elements like …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/05/13/youth-gain-from-camping-experiences/

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