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Free Summer Meals Program for Kids & Teens

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Nourishing Oregon’s Kids. There are over 800 summer meal sites in Oregon with free meals for kids and teens ages 1-18. Summer meal programs may serve a combination of lunch, breakfast, supper and morning or afternoon snacks. Some programs also offer learning activities for kids before or after meals.                        …

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TRUE JUICE: First Restaurant in Grants Pass to Earn Blue Zones® Approved Status

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On September 9, 2016, True Juice opened its doors on “D” Street, and became Grants Pass’s first dedicated all-organic Juice & Smoothie Bar… and business has been booming ever since. Now, True Juice has also earned the prestigious position of being the first Blue Zones Approved restaurant in the Rogue Valley!   The Blue Zones Project®  launched in Grants Pass …

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T1 Dynamite: A Southern Oregon group for youth with type 1 diabetes and their families

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This is a support group for kids under age 25 who have type 1 diabetes. In the world of diabetes, type 2 diabetes tends to get most of the attention, leaving people with type 1 lost in the mix. Of the 26 million Americans living with diabetes, only 5% of that 26 million have type 1. I have started a group for local …

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WHEN SHOULD A CHILD FIRST SEE AN ORTHODONTIST

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By Dana Nguyen Schmidl, DDS, MS Orthodontists do more than just straighten teeth. We improve the harmony of the bite, mitigate issues associated with improper jaw alignment, and address aesthetic concerns such as facial symmetry and profile.  As an orthodontist, the most common question I am asked by patients and dental colleagues is “At what age should a child be evaluated for orthodontic …

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Healthy Eating for Kids

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You want the best for your family and food is a healthy way to interact with your kids.   Start young School your children early with board books about fruits and vegetables. Involve them when you go grocery shopping identifying the fruits and vegetables and picking out healthy choices. Kids are more likely to eat healthy if they are engaged …

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Back To School Tips

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It is time to go back to school. Children cringe and parents let out sighs of relief.  With the return of a “normal” schedule also comes an increase in our child’s participation in extra-curricular activities; both as part of school and outside of school.  Start off the school year on the right foot by meeting your child’s teacher and defining …

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Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

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Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays The holiday season is already upon us!  Seems like every year the frenzy starts earlier and earlier.   It is a time to create new memories and to bring your family closer together.  Here are a few quick tips to help get you in the right frame of mind. Make sure you “Get Enough” …

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Infant Massage:Bonding and Benefits for Parents and Babies

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Infant Massage:Bonding and Benefits for Parents and Babies By JoAnn Lewis, LMT, CEIM, Trainer with the International Assoc. of Infant Massage, Sweden, USA chapter. Evidence keeps pouring in to show us that loving, nurturing touch between baby and parent is essential to our baby’s best development in all ways. The stimulation, relaxation, relief and interaction of infant massage all play …

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The Healthy Food Festival

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                                                                                      The Annual Healthy Food Festival is held  in Grants Pass, Oregon in September.  A wide variety of …

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