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Smart Start Central Oklahoma kicks off 2013 school readiness classes in February January 2013

Smart Start Central Oklahoma kicks off 2013 school readiness classes in February

Early Birds classes offered for parents in Oklahoma City Public School districts

17th Annual Pasta Tales Essay Writing Contest January 2013

17th Annual Pasta Tales Essay Writing Contest

According to Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, hunger is a reality for one in six people in the United States. To bring awareness to the issue and help find solutions, Olive Garden is asking students “How would you help end hunger in your community?” as part of the 17th-Annual Pasta Tales national essay writing contest.

Cold & Flu Tips for Parents January 2013

Cold & Flu Tips for Parents

When your child isn’t feeling well, you’ll want to know how to help and when to call the doctor. KidsHealth.org gives parents quick and easy tips to keep the winter sniffles and coughs from taking over your family this season.

Flu Widespread in Oklahoma – What to Do if You Get Sick January 2013

Flu Widespread in Oklahoma – What to Do if You Get Sick

New influenza statistics released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health indicate 345 persons have been hospitalized and eight persons have died in Oklahoma since reporting for the current flu season began. Here are signs and symptoms to be aware of for you and your children.

“Be Smart–Don’t Start” Anti-Tobacco Contest January 2013

“Be Smart–Don’t Start” Anti-Tobacco Contest

Held in conjunction with this year’s new curriculum, the 2013 Be Smart–Don’t Start Contest will run from January 14–February 18. Classrooms can create video, audio or visual multimedia entries designed to educate other students and adults of the dangers of tobacco.

Eat Smart: Put Breakfast First January 2013

Eat Smart: Put Breakfast First

How important is a healthy breakfast to your child’s educational success? “Breakfast literally ‘breaks the fast’ from the night before and gives your body the food/fuel necessary to function properly and fight fatigue,” says Tiffany Bruner, MS, RD/LD, the Assistant Director of Child Nutrition at Moore Public Schools. “Eating a healthy breakfast [affects students in] the classroom with better concentration, increased ability to learn or retain information, better performance on exams, reduced behavioral problems and improved attendance records due to a stronger immune system.”

Driving on Ice and Snow December 2012

Driving on Ice and Snow

With possible snow and ice coming to many parts of Oklahoma soon, AAA reminds motorists that getting around safely in winter conditions requires preparation, planning and patience.

Avoid a Winter 'Brrr'eakdown December 2012

Avoid a Winter 'Brrr'eakdown

As 800,500 Oklahomans take to the roads for the year-end holidays, AAA anticipates it will assist more than 8,600 stranded motorists across the state from December 19 —January 2.Here are a few things to add to your list before heading out for your holiday drive.

Recommended Holiday Reads November 2012

Recommended Holiday Reads

Reading Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa books allows parents to spend quality time with their children over the holidays.

Holiday Parking Lot & Online Safety Tips November 2012

Holiday Parking Lot & Online Safety Tips

The hectic holiday shopping season means parking lots full of people and safety hazards and the heightened possibility of theft. But thieves aren’t just looking to steal newly-bought Christmas gifts, they’re also after your identity.

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