Author Archives: Nikki Juntunen

April Edition of The Whistler

SLEEP TO REMEMBER – REMEMBER TO SLEEP 7 Reasons Children Need a Good Night of Sleep, Every Night… 1. Supports physical growth 2. Helps the heart 3. Affects weight 4. Fights infection, illness and stress 5. Reduces risk of injury 6. Increased attention span 7. Enhances leaning ability Click here to continue reading the April […]

March Edition of The Whistler

March is National Nutrition Month® This year’s campaign title is, “Go Further with Food.” The way you can, “Go Further with Food” is to: 1. Plan meals and snacks in advance 2. Store food correctly to reduce waste 3. Shop locally for produce 4. Eat right on a budget Click here to continue reading the […]

February Edition of The Whistler

BE HEART-HEALTHY Make a Date With Your Heart! February is American Heart Month, and Valentine’s Day is a great time to start taking steps to be heart-healthy. Prevent and control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke. Limit alcohol use. Maintain a healthy weight. Be active. Eat healthy.   Click […]

Farm to Head Start Program

Child care providers and early care settings often have a variety of reasons for participating in Farm to Early Care activities. For Haley Anderson, Nutrition Services Coordinator at Reach Up Head Start in St. Cloud, developing personal relationships with local fruit and vegetable growers was a primary motivator. It was important to Haley not only […]

June Edition of The Whistler

TICK TALK PROMPT TICK REMOVAL IS IMPORTANT. Powassan Virus can be transmitted to humans much faster than Lyme Disease. In animal studies, the virus could be passed from tick to host after only about 15 minutes of attachment. For Lyme Disease, it takes 24 hours. If possible, use a pair of tweezers to grasp the […]

May Edition of The Whistler

Keep Calm and Vaccinate There are currently vaccines available for 18 dangerous or deadly diseases. Over the years, these vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infants, children, adolescents, teens and adults need different vaccinations, depending on their age, location, job, lifestyle, travel schedule, health conditions or previous vaccinations. In […]