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Don't Fall Sick With A Foodborne Illness This Autumn

The temperatures are falling right along with the leaves, and all those autumnal traditions and festivities are just around the corner. Whether it’s picking apples and drinking cider, having fun on a hayride, walking amongst the colorful trees, or even playing in the pumpkin patch, your fall fun will very likely involve food. This is the time of year when leaves are supposed to turn a different color and fall to the ground. But humans? Not so much. Stop Foodborne Illnes s, the national nonprofit representing individuals and families in the fight against foodborne pathogens, wants to make sure you can fully enjoy this beautiful time of the year. So, here are some ideas for keeping your lov

7 Tips For Cutting Down On Children's Screen Time

Between televisions, computers, tablets and smartphones, kids are getting more screen time than ever before. As a result of around-the-clock technology, many children are falling short in meeting the recommend health guidelines for wellness. In fact, a recent study found that only 5% of U.S. children meet the recommended daily guidelines for sleep, exercise, and screen time use. How can we fix the problem? Get more sleep: Children between the ages of 5 and 13 should get nine to 11 hours of sleep each night. Sleep is sometimes an overlooked part of growth and development. sleep helps restore the brain which improves overall health and wellness. Consequently, inadequate sleep is linked to heal

Helping Rhode Island Communities Connect to Healthier Foods Through Collaboration

Everywhere you look, there seems to be new healthy food trends and different types of nutritious diets. But for far too many people, especially those living in low-income communities, eating healthy is simply out of reach. Finding fresh food means either traveling significant distances or paying excessive prices for low-quality produce, making healthy choices unaffordable and unattainable. Without access to healthy foods, communities across the nation, including here in Rhode Island, face risks such as obesity or other chronic health issues. As concerns grow over the worsening obesity epidemic, our first step in facing this crisis starts with helping Rhode Islanders access fresh, locally gro

Halloween Safety and Courtesy

Halloween is a holiday that most kids enjoy and look forward to. Before you head out for trick or treating this year, how can you ensure a good time for all while keeping safety and common courtesy top of mind? Select Appropriate Costumes: Costumes that represent a culture, race, ethnic or religious group or someone with a serious illness, poverty or other hardship, are inappropriate. Sexually explicit costumes and those mocking LGBT or gender identity encourage negativity. During this heated political time, our public political figures are certainly on the table; so expect to see people dressed as them. Age Appropriateness: While many adults enjoy Halloween dress up, remember this is mostl

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