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May 30

Go Play!

Now that the weather is close to perfect for outdoor play, it’s a great time to check out ZTT’s On the Move booklet which highlights the many ways children learn through physical exploration.  Physical play builds balance, muscle strength and coordination, and also provides many opportunities for problem-solving and developing important social skills like turn-taking […]

May 30

Fight Cancer with Cruciferous Vegetables

Experts reviewed studies of people with different kinds of cancer that also looked at what they ate.  One kind of vegetable seemed to make a big difference.  People who regularly ate cruciferous vegetables cut their risk of colon and breast cancer by almost 17 percent, their risk of kidney cancer by nearly 32 percent, and […]

May 30

Quality Child Care Informational Meeting to be Held June 4

An informational meeting regarding quality child care is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4, at 5:30 pm at the ISU Extension Meeting Room, 101 N. Polk Street, in Mt. Ayr.  Parents, child care providers and other interested community members are encouraged to attend.  Tips on choosing a child care provider, information on how parents can learn about […]

May 30

Public Health Nurses to Visit Area Mealsites in June

Ringgold County Public Health nurses will be visiting the Mt. Ayr Mealsite on Thursday, June 20, and the Tingley Mealsite on Friday, June 28, from 11:00-noon.  Mealsite visits are scheduled each month to offer food tastings and healthy eating information.  A monthly newsletter containing health tips, recipes and brain teasers is handed out to those in attendance. […]