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Free Summer Meals Program

Maryland Ensures Summer Adventures Include Healthy Meals for Children

By Samantha L. Bader, MPH, Maryland State Department of Education, Office of School and Community Nutrition Program
Help ensure children have nutritious meals to fuel their summer ...
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Read the "Eliminate Sugary Beverages: 7 Tips for Getting Children to Enjoy Nature’s Drink" article here.

Eliminate Sugary Beverages: 7 Tips for Getting Children to Enjoy Nature’s Drink

By Diane Teigiser, Administrator, Maryland Dental Action Coalition
DYK: what your child drinks is just as important as ...
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Maryland Kids In Safety Seats: Keep Children Safe on the Road

Maryland Kids In Safety Seats: Keep Children Safe on the Road

By Kids In Safety Seats (KISS)
Do you need to schedule a car seat check? ...
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I Did Nothing Today: 5 Tips to Get More Details from Children

By Theresa Lutz, IDEALS Institute
Here are seven questions to ask instead of, “What did ...
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Less Screen, More Green: Outdoor Safety Tips for Kids

Less Screen, More Green: Outdoor Safety Tips for Kids

By Cynthia Paez Bowman, Journalist
Outdoor time for children is an essential part of their ...
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5 Tips to Keep Children Safe During the Summer of COVID-19

5 Tips to Keep Children Safe During the Summer of COVID-19

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
June is National Safety Month ...
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Changing the Stigma of Mental Health: One Question at a Time

By Renée Goldfarb, IDEALS Institute
Although I am a mom of teenagers, my thoughts below ...
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The IECMH Consultation Is Here to Support Your Family and Provider

The IECMH Consultation Is Here to Support Your Family and Provider

By Laura Latta, Jenny Afkinich, Margo Candelaria, and Kate Wasserman Sweeney, University of Maryland School of Social Work Institute for Innovation and Implementation
If your child is struggling, you are not alone ...
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A father and son play and learn together.

6 Tips to Go Full STEAM Ahead on the Blocks and Books Train

By Kristen K. Bowman, former preschool teacher and owner of Flow with K. Bow
Infants and toddlers are born engineers ...
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