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Tox Town Science Classroom

Posted by on July 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

Looking for resources to learn about environment and health for middle school students? Explore the National Library of Medicine’s Tox Town Science Classroom to find lesson plans/activities, interactive games, hands on activities, videos, informational websites and more. Tox Town offers high quality consumer-level non-technical information about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public’s health. … Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Websites

Jul

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NIH Scientist Game™ app

Posted by on July 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Students age 10 and up now have a fun way to experience the excitement of advancing science and health and exploring a research career. The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has just released the NIH Scientist Launch Game™ app. “Our app breaks new ground in STEM education,” said Dr. Noni Byrnes, Director of NIH… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Jun

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USDA Summer Food Program

Posted by on June 9th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Summer Food Service Program offers funding on a per-meal basis to organizations providing meals to low-income children during the summer. Families can use the Summer Meal Site Finder to find local providers, and community organizations that would like to become a Summer Meal Site can contact their state’s USDA Food… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

May

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Migraine Trainer app

Posted by on May 12th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , ,

Do you experience migraines? You’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), about 12% of the U.S. population experiences migraines and occur in both children and adults. Migraines may seem random, but there are many factors that might cause them, including stress, certain foods, and too much or too… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Health Information

May

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Webinar: Virtual Programs for Preschoolers: How to encourage wellness, movement & creativity

Posted by on May 7th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Are you interested in virtual storytimes, dance parties, and other wellness activities for ages 0-6? This webinar, hosted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region, will offer tips & tricks for presenting digitally, partnering with community organizations, and igniting kid’s imagination with wellness-themed programs. Virtual Programs for Preschoolers: How to encourage… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Webinars

Apr

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Children’s Bureau recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with the theme, “Strong and Thriving Families.” Visit the ACF website for a resource guide, tip sheets, social media graphics/messaging and more. Prevent Child Abuse America provides parenting tips, activity toolkits, statistics, reports and other resources on child abuse… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information

Apr

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Erasure and Resilience: Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color is a series of four research reports that examines the school experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx and AI/AN LGBTQ youth. These reports were developed by the GLSEN Research Institute, in partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition, the National… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Apr

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A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

“A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby” is an easy-to-read brochure for parents of infants or toddlers freely available from the NIH National Institute of Dental and Cranial Facial Research. It explains why baby teeth are important, gives tips on how to prevent early childhood tooth decay, and promotes the age 1 dental visit. The brochure… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Feb

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Child Opportunity Index

Posted by on February 6th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

Children who live in neighborhoods with quality early childhood education and schools, safe housing, access to healthy food, parks and playgrounds and clean air are more likely to grow into healthy, productive adults than children who don’t. The Child Opportunity Index (COI) measures and maps the quality of resources and conditions that matter for children… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health

Feb

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Navigating the Health Care System: Health Literacy Curriculum

Posted by on February 6th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Navigating the Health Care System is a four-unit health literacy curriculum designed by Nemours Children’s Health System for use with high-school-aged adolescents in classroom and community settings. It is designed to prepare students to be responsible for managing their own health care as they transition into adulthood. Units include: Definitions (health, health care, self-advocacy, health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy

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