In this Issue:
  • National Grandparents Day 2017: September 10
  • Mother’s Day: Time to Reflect and Celebrate
  • 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
  • Child Development

    National Grandparents Day 2017: September 10

    For nearly 40 years, National Grandparents Day has been celebrated as an opportunity to express gratitude for all that grandparents do for families and communities.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau Profile, America Facts for Features, in 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/09/12/national-grandparents-day-2017-september-10/

    Mother’s Day: Time to Reflect and Celebrate

    This will be my sixth Mother’s Day, so I am not an experienced mother by any stretch of the imagination. As a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, I am fortunate to have plenty of coursework and some practical experience in working with children– but real life is different. Here are a few of the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/05/05/mothers-day-time-to-reflect-and-celebrate/

    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/

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