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The Day My Daughter Said “NO”

I was glad that I had prepared and that we had discussed the many topics around drinking before. This was the first time, though, that we had put those conversations into action.  I was reminded that Alcohol Responsibility Month is not just about our kids, but also our roles as parents. I was reminded in a direct way that it’s our responsibility to be clear with ourselves and our kids on where we stand on underage drinking and why, what we are comfortable with, and to educate our kids about the facts.

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Meet the CEREBRAL CORTEX!

I’m the cerebral cortex, or should I say WE are the cerebral cortex! We are made up of four sections of your brain called lobes. Because we lobes all work together so well, you can think of us as a four-man bobsled team.

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Meet the BRAIN: Head Coach of the Brain Power Team!

Hi, I’m the Brain—you may know me from certain activities such as thinking, decision making, and using your five senses! I also manage vital involuntary actions like breathing and keeping a regular heartbeat. I am a like the Head Coach of your body—the actions you take come from my direction and instruction.

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Middle School Checklist

A Middle School principal recently told me that awkwardness and anxiousness define the middle school years. My first job in education was as a middle school aide. So, I had front seats for the daily Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, hormone-fueled drama in the cafeteria and hallways. These tweens and...

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Energy Balance: Make it a New Summer Ritual

After nine months working hard in school, children look forward to a more relaxed schedule over the summer. For parents, it can be one long period of negotiating. From bed time to keeping up with the summer reading schedule, kids find a way to wear you down! As members of...

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New Playgrounds Matter

There are about 70,000 elementary schools in the Unites States and a few weeks ago a couple of them had a whole lot to celebrate. The “Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes” announced that two lucky schools are the winners of a $30,000 grant and new playground. If you are a parent...

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Today is National Running Day!

Gear up, get outside and get ready because today is National Running Day! We encourage you to make healthy decisions every day, like being active and saying NO to underage drinking. Healthy habits are important to instill in your kids early. By talking about the importance of good habits, like...

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Start 2015 on a Healthy Note with Together Counts

It’s the perfect time of year to wipe the slate clean and start anew. Clear out that inbox. Empty the garage. Make amends with the healthy habits you put on hold last year! Our organization is a member of the Together Counts™ program, delivering free curriculum to schools and tips...

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ICYMI: DC SCORES Jamboree! [PHOTOS]

A lending hands was given to players in need, hands were shook to say “good game” and the spirit of DC SCORES was seen in the positive attitudes of every player. The 19th annual DC SCORES Jamboree was a huge success this past Saturday and we were so thrilled to be a part of...

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Our Super-Pins for the Perfect Super Bowl!!

Whether you’re rooting for the Broncos or the Seahawks, all your family and friends agree on one thing – some great game-time food! We’ve benched the carbs and subbed in some creative and healthy options! Take a look at our Pintrest Healthy Living board for some great ideas on how...

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