Back-to-school safety

Four quick safety reminders for parents of children heading back to school in the next week: If you haven’t talked to your kids about bullies all summer, it’s time for a refresher. Bullying is a threat to a child’s physical and emotional health and safety.  Help your child learn to identify, prevent and stop bullying… Learn More »

5 Tips for Backpack Safety

If you have a school-age child, chances are good that you have heard them complain about the weight of their textbooks. While this may seem like mere inconvenience, backpacks filled with heavy textbooks could have long-term effects on your child’s shoulders, neck and back. 5 ways to lighten the load on your kids: •    Pick… Learn More »

Chronicling the Dangers of the School Zone

The Los Angeles Times published an article detailing the various dangers and health hazards posed by our nation’s schools, including: Injuries While gym class injuries remain a threat, inactivity may have more long-term health consequences for the population in general.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 3.8% of elementary schools,… Learn More »