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Kaitlyn Hinton

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. 


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We are celebrating at Sunshine Preschool and Infant Care by having two local dentists visit our school to teach our preschoolers all about dental health!

For the first visit, preschoolers were treated to a puppet show, a story about losing your first tooth, and they even got to pretend they were teeth! We are looking forward to our second visit next week.


Fun Facts

Childhood dental disease is the #1 chronic childhood illness

But, good news!  It’s also the most preventable!!


Follow the 2-2-2 rule! :

Visit your dentist TWO times a year, and brush and floss TWO times a day for TWO whole minutes!


Here are some tips to encourage dental health:


  • Make it fun! Put on some music and have kids brush until the song is over.
  • Brush your teeth with your kids, they will see you doing it and want to be just like you!
  • Reward them with a new toothbrush for doing such a good job!


For more information you can visit

American Dental Association


Mouth Healthy Kids


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Happy New Year!!!


If you are anything like myself (and everyone else in the world) one of your New Year's resolutions is to become a healthier version of yourself in 2015. There are many ways to go achieve this goal, from starting a new active hobby, to signing up for a gym membership, or resolving to eat better and make healthier choices for you and your family. 

One of the most fun and effective ways to stick to a New Year's resolution is to partner up with someone, and who better to partner up with than your family!

PBS.com has some great tips on how you can do this. I'll briefly summarize for you, but you can find the link to the full article at the bottom of this page.


1. Be a good role model for your family. 

  • Chances are that as an adult, you are making the decisions about what kind of food enters the house and what gets cooked for dinner. If you set a good example for your family by eating right and remaining active, they are more likely to mimic that behavior and live a healthy lifestyle as well. 

2. Find fun ways to incorporate exercise in your every day routine. 

  • Whether it's playing basketball, doing yoga, or putting on some music and dancing around the house, these activities all get your heart pumping and you get to have fun while doing it!

3. Limit tv and electronics time.

  • Unplug. Go outside and play. Go for a walk. Play catch. Anything that gets you and your family off the couch and moving. If tv is an important part of your nightly routine, make a game out of it. Every time a commercial airs, use that time to get up and get moving. Jog in place. Play a game of tag. Practice yoga poses. 

4. Keep healthy options available around the house. 

  • If you and your family only have fruits and vegetables available for snack time, chances are that's what you will be eating. What you bring into the house will get eaten, including cookies and sugary snacks, so choose wisely.

5. Have fun!

  • No matter the activity you choose, make sure you and your family enjoy doing it. The more fun they have, the more likely they are to stick with it!



Here are some healthy, and kid friendly, approved meal ideas that you can make together!



Link to PBS Article : 

Encouraging Family Fitness & Healthy Habits



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One of my favorite things about fall is all of the fun fall flavors and recipes! From squashes to pumpkins to apples, there are so many things you can do with fall produce. Cooking is such a great bonding experience between children and parents, and kids really enjoy having a hand in preparing and eating the foods they help to create. With the weather cooling down I turn to a few favorites that I thought I would share with you.





This granola recipe would be great for a make ahead, grab and go breakfast.



Another breakfast (or breakfast for dinner) recipe. Serve with apple cider for an extra fall twist!



Chili is one of my favorite fall dishes to make. It's so versatile that you can add almost anything to it and it will turn out beautifully.
This vegetarian chili can easily be adapted for meat eaters by adding ground beef, turkey, or shredded chicken. Bonus: you will have plenty of leftovers for lunches!



And last but certainly not least, dessert. Growing up, my mom would make pumpkin chocolate chip whoopie pies every fall,so these hold a special place in my heart...and stomach.
This recipe calls for the chocolate chips in the cream cheese filling, but you could also add them to the "cookie" batter and they will be just as yummy!


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