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August 3, 2015 - In This Issue:
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Back to School is around the corner
The Surgeon General reports that 51 million school hours and 164 million work hours are missed each year because of dental problems. Do you want to add to that statistic? It is important for you and the children in your life to have regular wellness physicals, check-ups and immunizations. 
 
Have you thought about adding an eye exam to your back to school checklist? Did you know that 1 in 4 children has an undiagnosed vision problem? Check out "How Can I Tell if My Child Needs Glasses?" and make your child's vision a priority.
 
If you are interested in individual or family dental plan, email Kim Ensign at kensign@firstmid.com.
Charity Miles
Phone App
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Running, biking, and walking can do way more than just helping you stay healthy and fit. Every mile of exercise can earn money for dozens of different charities. With the help of corporate sponsors, Charity Miles donates 10 cents for every mile biked and 25 cents for every mile walked or ran. As those miles add up, you can make a big difference for an organization that matters to you. View website here!

 

Packing Healthy Lunches
Think outside the bread
This school year instead of making PB & J, pack something that your children will celebrate, and that you can feel good about. Out of ideas? Check out 13 Ways to Pack a Better School Lunch.
  
Whether it is giving your child a choice, or using leftovers there are plenty of options to continue to pack wholesome meals. Choose to ditch regular bread and use 100% whole wheat tortilla wraps or 100% whole wheat pita pockets for a fun and nutritious alternative. 
Look at the recipe to create your own Lunch Box Pita Pocket.
What's In Your Brown Bag?
Bringing lunch from home
How much do you know about what you pack in your child's lunch? Do you exceed the daily amount of sodium? What is the suggested serving of lunch meat? Take this quiz  to find out how much you really know. 
Bucatini with Turkey Sausage and Zucchini
Ingredients

- 12 oz. bucatini or spaghetti

- 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp. olive oil

- 1 lb. Italian - turkey sausage links

- 1 lb. zucchini and/or summer squash

- 1 large onion

- 4 cloves garlic

- kosher salt and black pepper

- 2oz. grated Parmesan

- 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves

                                   Full Recipe Here

 

Watch for our upcoming newsletter to see what recipe, phone app and topics we will discuss. What would you like to hear about in the future?

 

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