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Dec 28

Check out “BabySteps,” the Online Parenting Bulletin from ZERO TO THREE

If you are searching for an online resource for parenting information, check out BabySteps by Zero to Three.  Zero to Three is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.  You can subscribe to receive periodical bulletins that share […]

Dec 28

“Loving Your Family” Lesson Series to Start January 28

Loving Your Family is designed to help you save money, shop smart, avoid waste, help picky eaters try new foods, and make easy low-cost meals. Why is nutrition so important?  Adequate physical activity and nutrition are essential for optimal physical, social and cognitive development.  Young children establish life-long eating and exercise habits that influence the […]

Dec 28

Iowans’ Health Drops in Federal Survey

Iowa continues to slip in a prominent annual health ranking even as its leaders pledge to make the state the healthiest in the nation. Iowa dropped from 17th to 20th in the latest United Health Foundation rankings released earlier this month. The state’s ranking has fallen from a peak of 5th place in the 1991 […]

Dec 28

Worksite Wellness Efforts Gaining Ground

Mount Ayr and Diagonal schools are trying new menu items and continue to provide excellent physical education classes for students in cooperation with the Healthy Kids Act. What about the health of school staff? Students are more likely to believe in the value of health if they see their role models practicing it. Recognizing the […]