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April 2023 Issue of The Whistler

APRIL IS EARTH MONTH April is a month to raise environmental awareness. Did you know many researchers agree that children who play outside are happier, better at paying attention and…

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March 2023 Edition of The Whistler

How to Feed Your Child When They’re Sick Focus on Fluids <12 months: 20-24 oz breastmilk or formula 1-3 years: 4 cups or 32 oz. 4-8 years: 5 cups or…

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February 2023 Edition of The Whistler

FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH While celebrating all things love this month, February also reminds us to take care of our hearts. The annual celebration began in 1963 to encourage…

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May 2022 Edition of The Whistler

MAY IS NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH Mental Health Month gives all of us a valuable opportunity to celebrate the tremendous strides this Nation has made in promoting mental health…

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Greetings From Mary Mackedanz

My name is Mary Mackedanz and I’m the newly hired Reach-Up Executive Director. Please click on the link to hear a little more from myself.

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March 2022 Edition of The Whistler

Division of Responsibility in Feeding Children have natural ability with eating. They eat as much as they need, they grow in the way that is right for them, and they…

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From the Reach-Up Board of Directors

We are grateful to Dr. Linda Earl for her work as Executive Director of Reach-Up. During her tenure as ED she has been an essential part of this organization. Linda…

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September 2021 Edition of The Whistler

ARE YOU FLU READY? Take time to get a flu vaccine What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19? Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but…

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August Edition of The Whistler

Extreme Heat With sizzling temperatures and recent heat advisories issued by the National Weather Service, there are many ways to “beat the heat.” Despite the high temperatures, the use of…

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June/July Issue of The Whistler

8 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke 1. Know your risk. 2. Eat a healthy diet. 3. By physically active. 4. Watch your weight. 5. Live tobacco-free. 6. Manage…

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