Sleeping with a smartphone can disrupt your child’s sleep
Sleeping with a smartphone can disrupt your child’s sleep

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  • Children who sleep with a smartphone or tablet in their room get less sleep and report feeling less well-rested than those who don’t.
  • Having a TV in the bedroom also contributed to less sleep, but had less effect than a small screen device.
  • Sleep plays an important role in a child’s mental and physical development.
What you should know about using antibiotics
What you should know about using antibiotics

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  • Antibiotics cannot cure a viral infection and the side effects could make you feel sicker longer.
  • Using antibiotics when they are not needed can cause antibiotic resistance; this is when antibiotics no longer work on disease-causing organisms.
  • Do not insist on taking antibiotics unless they are needed and be sure to always take them exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
Healthy School Lunches
Healthy School Lunches

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  • Replace juice with water and white bread for wheat.
  • Try out new lunch options at home first to make sure your children will eat them.
  • Plan ahead when grocery shopping and prep fruits and vegetables before the morning rush.

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