Flu and cold viruses are going around, as is often the case during the cooler months. Keep your kids, school and family healthy this winter. Over the next several days we will help your family avoid getting sick by sharing with you health tips. Please pass them along to your kids! Check back tomorrow.
100% of U.S. medical schools do not require their medical students to participate in animal dissection. Therefore it is safe to say that cutting open animals is not necessary to become a brilliant doctor or grade school student.
Did you know that traditional middle school and high school biology animal dissections can do more harm than good for students? There are psychological, physical and environmental dangers associated with animal dissections putting your student at risk. Over the next several days we will take a closer look at the psychological risks that may harm your student. Check back here tomorrow!
Students should avoid caffeine after 2:00 PM to get a good night’s sleep. Caffeine has a half-life of six hours. What this means is even after six hours (8:00 PM), half the caffeine they drank is still in their body.
12% of Americans do not eat turkey at Thanksgiving.
Light exposure and action from video games and social networking can rev up the brain, disrupting the body’s daily rhythms that make kids feel drowsy close to bedtime. All technology should be turned off an hour before bed.
The human brain is about 60% fat. That means when your kids eat healthy fats, it can support brain function. Some foods with good amounts of healthy fats include avocado, nuts and seeds. Oils such as extra-virgin olive oil and coconut oil are also beneficial.
Carbohydrates are important eating for academic success. Some examples of healthy complex carbohydrates to add to your child’s diet are brown rice, quinoa and oats. These types of carbohydrates elevate levels of serotonin in the brain, which has a calming effect.
Skipping or delaying vaccines puts a young child at risk for serious diseases. Childhood is a time in life when these illnesses are the most dangerous.
Dress children in safe play clothes. Avoid scarves, hood drawstrings and necklaces that can get caught on play equipment causing major injuries.