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Food Deserts and How They Impact Health

Originally written by experts with Medical News Today

Food deserts are regions where people have limited access to healthful and affordable food. This may be due to having a low income or having to travel farther to find healthful food options.

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Explaining Inflation to Kids

Originally written by experts with GoHenry

Turn on the news or sit around any dinner table, and it's likely there will be a mention of inflation, gas prices, or the increasing cost of groceries.

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How to Improve Your Child's Reading Skills Over the Summer

Originally written by experts with Scholastic Parents

It’s possible to enjoy a relaxing summer while still making sure your child is immersed in a learning environment.

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Gardening With Kids: How It Affects Your Child's Brain, Body and Soul

Originally written by Nimali Fernando, MD, MPH and Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, experts with PBS Kids for Parents

For parents struggling to find ways to encourage their kids to eat a healthy and balanced diet, gardening can be an important tool.

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Book Recommendations

Strong reading skills are a vital component to education and good reading habits can lead to academic success. It also has immediate and long-lasting health benefits such as increased cognitive function, memory, vocabulary, and decreased levels of stress. That’s why Feed the Children is challenging you to read or share a book with your child, grandchild, niece, nephew or neighbor. Check out some of our recommendations below!

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Dad Bakes

Katie Yamasaki

Dad wakes early every morning before the sun, heading off to work at the bakery. He kneads, rolls, and bakes, and as the sun rises and the world starts its day, Dad heads home to his young daughter.

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The Gift Inside the Box

Adam Grant

This delightful book - one of Amazon's 2019 Holiday Gift Picks and Most Anticipated Books--is designed to start conversations with kids about generosity. In the tradition of Goodnight Gorilla, the words...

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The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein

"Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

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SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed)

SNAP-Ed teaches people to shop for and cook healthy meals. SNAP-Ed can help people learn how to make their SNAP dollars stretch.

FNS recognizes the importance of nutrition security as a vital component to strengthen local communities and ensure SNAP participants have opportunities to live healthy and active lifestyles. SNAP-Ed programs offer activities that address the specific needs of communities. State and implementing agencies reach our neighbors in need in a variety of ways, be that in public health approaches that increase access to nutritious food and physical activity, culturally appropriate direct education that helps families determine how they can fit healthy habits into their daily lives, or social marketing campaigns that show that all of us have the potential to make the healthy choice the easy choice with the right support.

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Kids Are Philanthropists, Too!

We humans — and within the philanthropic sector specifically — naturally resist change.

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5 Reasons to Read with Your Little Ones

Originally written by experts with Local Anchor

Books are a magical way to spend time with your kids (yes, even babies).

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