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 and increasing the public’s knowledge that effective services and support are available.
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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 learn to eat the food the adults in their life enjoy.

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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 has moved Reach-Up forward in a number of essential areas without ever losing sight of our mission to serve the young children of Central Minnesota. Thank you, Linda. Our best to you in your retirement.

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 they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus first identified in 2019, and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses.

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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 face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is still being encouraged.
Public health officials are hoping people drink plenty of water and utilizing air-conditioning. If air-conditioning is not available, seek public buildings such as malls during the heat of the day. Children and pets should never be left unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows rolled down or for a few minutes.

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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 conditions.
7. Take your medicine.
8. Be a team player.

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April 2021 Edition of The Whistler

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

• Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States
• One in every 12 adults suffers from alcohol abuse or dependence.
• More than half of all adults have a family history or alcoholism or problem drinking.
• More than 7 million children live in a home where at least one parent is dependent on or has abused alcohol.
• 100,000 people die each year from alcohol-related causes.
• Alcohol-related problems cost America $224 billion in lost productivity, absenteeism, healthcare costs, crime and family related problems.

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