Nov. 23rd, 2016
Weekly Chatter
AHA's Holiday Healthy Eating Guide
On Thanksgiving, it is not uncommon for people to leave the dinner table overstuffed. While eating a wide variety of foods is helpful, it's also important to eat reasonable portions.

If kids see parents with plates piled high, they are likely to follow suit
. Parents should encourage kids to pace themselves, instructing them to eat some now, cover  and set it aside. Then, later they can eat some more. 
For more information and tips on healthy holiday eating, click the following link: 
Heading out with kids this Thanksgiving?
Car Safety Tips  The #1 killer of children under 12 is motor vehicle crashes. The following safety tips can help ensure safe Thanksgiving travel for kids.
  • For children in carseats, use the "Inch and Pinch" Test.  After you've buckled your child in, pinch the car seat strap near their shoulders.  If you can pinch a wrinkle in the fabric, tighten the strap until it is snug . Then grab the car seat at the bottom where it is attached to the car and tug from side to side and front to back.  If the seat moves more than an inch in either direction, tighten it .
  • Remember to secure holiday "extras" in the car. Make sure that all luggage, equipment and other holiday "extras" are tightly secured in your vehicle. These objects could become projectiles in the event of a crash.
Special-Needs Children  TSA Cares is a passenger support service that provides travelers with disabilities and special conditions assistance, 72 hours ahead. Call 1-855-787-2227  or email for more information. 

Visit the following webpages for more helpful information
Benefits of Extended Family                        # WeeklyBlogPost
Extended family can offer support to the nuclear family by allowing kids to spend time with people who love them in addition to their parents.

For helpful information on the benefits of extended family,  CLICK HERE and 
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