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Promote Hand Washing in July

July Behavior Hand washing

We continue our series promoting healthy behaviors to be implemented and tracked for an entire month (and hopefully beyond). The behavior to implement in July is the importance of hand washing regularly to prevent germs from spreading. While summertime typically seems to offer a little break from the common illnesses, it’s still super important to remind your kids to wash their hands after using the bathroom and before they eat. We know that kids can get excited about playing and oftentimes do not want to slow down to consider hand washing, to assist with this reminder, you can download and print your July Behavior Tracking Sheet and use in your home, summer camp setting, or childcare center to encourage and track behavior change.

Watch as The Kidney Brothers sing about the importance of hand washing for good health:

We hope this month offers you many fun-filled memories with friends and family, without having to waste any time on sickness! Happy Hand Washing!

Video: Strong Bones During National Dairy Month

strong bones


The month of June is a busy one for most! Between upcoming Father’s Day celebrations and family beach vacations, it can be easy to veer away from making healthy decisions. But, just because it’s summer does not mean that you have to be unhealthy. June plays host to National Dairy Month and there is nothing that Calci M. Bone likes more than talking about how to have strong bones.

Calcium for Strong Bones

Teach the kids from an early age the importance of eating foods that are high in calcium. Calci M. Bone has a fun discussion with Grandma Bone in this fun video. Make sure and share with the kids so they can see why they need to take in a lot of calcium so they have strong bones even later in life.

So, help a bone out this month (really all year round, too!) and grab an extra glass of low-fat or skim milk! Calci M. Bone is sure to thank you!

Video: Gardening With The OrganWise Guys

Children GardeningHappy National Garden Month! It’s the perfect time of year to get out and plant your garden! The OrganWise Guys always say, fresh food is the best food. Getting your kids involved in the gardening process is a great way to get the conversation going about healthy eating. Whether it be letting them dig in the dirt or just planting the seeds, the kids will love to be involved in the gardening. So make sure and get outside and get yours growing!



Hardy Heart Spells Breakfast

Hardy Spells Breakfast

Heart Month is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop eating healthy foods for your heart! Hardy Heart loves February, but he is also excited that next week is National School Breakfast Week because he knows how important the first meal of the day is for everyone!


Give Kids a Smile

Calci Teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and according to the American Dental Association, today is also Give Kids a Smile Day, which provides kids with free dental care and education thanks to generous dentists offering their services and corporate sponsors Henry Schein, Colgate and Dexis offering free dental supplies. What a great way for these dentists to give back to their community. Happy kids are healthy kids!