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Start the Year off Right Parents: Backpack Safety Tips, Healthy Lunches, and Social Media Safety

posted Aug 30, 2016, 11:53 AM by Linda Hartkopf   [ updated Aug 30, 2016, 11:55 AM ]
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Be At the Head of the Class With These Tips

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Backpack Safety

Backpacks are a practical way of carrying several school supplies, but if too heavy, they can cause stress on your child's neck and back. There are several things you can do to help reduce the strain and weight of carrying so many items. First, when buying a backpack, pick one with thick and well padded shoulder straps. Next, check the weight distribution of the backpack based on your child’s size. Get more information on backpack safety.

Healthy Lunches, Cyber Safety and Health Insurance

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Healthy Lunches

You want your kids to eat healthy even when you're not around, but school lunches become one more thing to plan. Learn more about making easy and healthy school lunches. Get inspired by healthy snack ideas and other health tips by watching our videos on YouTube.

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Social Media Safety

Do you know what your kids are doing online? Help kids understand the benefits of being online and staying aware of the drawbacks of posting too much information that others can access. Check out these 6 tips for keeping your teen safe while online.

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Check Out CHIP

Evaluate your family's health coverage every year. Find out if your child or teen qualifies for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Visit:www.insurekidsnow.gov

Find more resources on Kids.gov

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