Health & Wellness in August
Get Top Grades for Health
The new shcool year is starting, and as parents we want our children to do well. Along with providing school supplies and perhaps some new clothes, parents can encourage their children's success by paying attention to the basics of health and safety.
Follow these tips to keep your child thriving in school and all year long.
• Keep track of vaccinations. From infancy through adolescence, immunizations protect against dangerous diseases. Check with your child's doctor to make sure all immunizations are up to date.
• Start the day right. Serve a healthy breakfast — research indicates it helps children have more engery and perform better on schoolwork.
• Less TV, more activity. Set limits on television and video games and encourage some vigorous exercise every day.
• Equip kids for safety. Make sure your children use age-appropriate car seats and wear helmets whenever they ride their bikes.
• Nighty-night. Getting enough sleep improves kids' functioning and makes them less prone to behavior problems. Help your children get the sleep they need by keeping TV out of the bedroom and maintaining consistent bedtimes.
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Featured Recipe by Dr. Preston Maring
Fat: 14 gm
Saturated fat: 3 gm
Trans fat: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 11 mg
Carbohydrate: 35 gm
Fiber: 8 gm
Sugars: 5 gm
Sodium: 160 mg
Roasted Broccoli and Farro Salad
3/4 c farro
1 head broccoli
3 T extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c crumbled feta cheese
2 scallions, white & green parts thinly sliced
1/4 t crushed red chili flakes
3 T coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley
1 T red wine vinegar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring water to a boil in at least a medium size saucepan. Add the farro and simmer for at least 20 minutes or until tender. Some types take a little longer. Drain and add to a large serving bowl. Meanwhile, cut the head of brocolli into florets. Peel the stem, slice it in half lengthwise, then crosswise in 1/4 inch slices. Toss the broccoli with 2 Tablespoons of the olice oil & spread it out in a roasting pan. Roast until starting to brown — about 20 minutes.
Add everything to the farro. Drizzle with the red wine vinegar and remaining olive oil. Season to taste with a little more vinegar or salt.