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Programs > Take 15 for the Health of It!
Take 15 for the Health of It!

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Welcome to the Take 15 for the Health of It!

Families play a powerful role in a child's life. By exploring health issues with their children, parents will reinforce the importance of making good choices about nutrition and physical activity. Take 15 is a web-based resource tool, which offers information ranging from fitness and body image to health-related events and links. It is not only informative - it is fun and easy to access.

We hope that you find this site helpful and welcome your comments and suggestions. Please Take 15 and enjoy!

Click on this Fact Sheet to learn more about the program and Take 15 partners.

November Health Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)
For a listing of NBCAM Collaborating Organizations, click on the following

Safe Summer Play
 Safe Summer Play
(Click above)

Links for Healthy Living and Food for Thought

Eat Smart, Be Fit Maryland 
Check out a new healthy living website for Maryland families created by the University of Maryland and Maryland Cooperative Extension. This website can help you and your family learn about healthy eating.

Maryland School Nutrition Association

Team Nutrition: Resource Library

Nutrition Today for the Health of the Future
This website offers culinary tips for dressing vegetables and healthy eating calculators.

You're the Role Model! - "Kidnetic.com Real-Life Guide for Parents: Helping Your Kids Eat Right and Be Active"
This Guide from Kidnetic.com is packed with fun, easy and even time-saving ideas and tips that can help you lead your kids down the path to a lifetime of healthful habits. And we know your family is busy, so rest assured, it's OK to make changes one step at a time.

Youth Media Campaign - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

American Dietetic Association -
Your link to better nutrition and health.

Tips for a Healthier You

Peruse the following tip sheets for helpful ideas on a variety of health topics.

Personal Safety in the Summer Heat

A Close Look Kids

MyPyramid Tips for Families

Tips for Families


News You Can Use

Maryland State Department of Education releases School Wellness Policy Guide

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MD Farm to School Program brings Maryland grown products to school lunches

Kids learn mythology, fight pre-test jitter with YOGA
October 8, 2007

Contact Information
Gail V. Tucker, Community Outreach Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0482
Fax:  410-333-2275
Email:  gtucker@msde.state.md.us
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