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Healthy Habits

Hydration - As we begin the new 2013-2014 school year the temperatures are high! In order to help prevent heat exhaustion and dehydration, please provide your child with a water bottle to bring to school each day.

Breakfast - A study reported in the Journal of School Health concluded that students who skip breakfast are less attentive, have higher cholesterol levels, and have lower scores on standardized tests. Tardiness and absences are markedly lower among breakfast-eaters.

Bedtime - Children thrive on routine, so it is important to establish a bedtime routine.

Dental Care Facts & Tips

*courtesy of Samantha Davidson 2014 BRVGS Senior Internship*

*Early Childhood cavities are the #1 chronic disease affecting young children.

*Early childhood cavities are 5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.

*If a child has a toothache, he/she may not be as focused in class.

There are multiple ways to help protect your child from having a cavity. To help reduce their risk and to protect their gums, teach them these few simple steps:

*Brush twice a day with toothpaste that contains fluoride to help remove and protect against plaque build-up 

*Floss daily to help remove plaque near your gums

*Try to limit sugary and starchy foods to help minimize tooth decay

*Make sure your child goes to the dentist every 6 months for a professional cleaning and check-up.