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School lunches to pack or to buy?

Make an informed decision to pack or buy lunches

Parents want to be sure their children are eating nutritious lunches at school that give them the fuel they need to stay focused through the day. Many parents ask what's best, school lunches to pack or to buy? Is it better to pack a homemade lunch or have your child purchase lunch from school? Velocity Care offers some information to help you decide.

  August 28, 2016   Children, Food, School, Child 0 Comments   Read More

7 common back-to-school illnesses

Velocity Care shares typical school-related ailments

With the start of the school year quickly approaching, parents often forget that once school starts, an onset of various illnesses can occur that they must combat. Velocity Care Urgent Treatment Center compiled a list of common illnesses and how to best prepare for (and hopefully avoid) these ailments throughout the school year. 

  August 12, 2016   Children, Health, Illness, School, Child 0 Comments   Read More

What are the best ways to get ready for school?

Tips and advice to help you handle getting back into the fall-through-spring routine

Summer vacation is quickly coming to an end. It’s time to switch gears and adjust your child’s schedule for the school year. Parents of school-aged children need to be aware of sleep schedules, food intake, potential stressors and extracurricular activities. Ensuring you have a handle on the factors that affect your children will help you (and them) get ready for school.

  August 10, 2016   Children, Health, Wellness, School, Child 0 Comments   Read More

Health tips for kids in school

Velocity Care offers ways to start the school year healthy

It is important to kick off the school year on the right (and healthy) foot.

Many parents feel overwhelmed with all there is to do before school officially starts. Having a checklist is a great way for you and your little ones to get ready for a terrific year.

  August 4, 2016   Children, School, Child 0 Comments   Read More

Let’s get physical

August means time for a checkup

As the first day of school quickly approaches, parents typically have one pressing thought they can’t get out of their minds: There is so much to do to get ready. Your children may need new school supplies, uniforms, permission slips and, yes, an annual physical.

Though an annual physical may seem like a burden, it is extremely important that your children see a family physician or pediatrician prior to beginning the school year. After all, all parents want...

  August 6, 2015   Children, Health, Prevention, Family, School, Physical 0 Comments   Read More

Avoid these common illnesses in school-aged children

Let’s get healthy

Parents of school-aged kids often wonder, “What kind of sickness is my child going to come home with this week?” A big concern that parents have with children getting sick is the number of school days they’re going to miss. Previous studies from the CDC state that 40 percent of children ages 5 through 17 have missed three or more days of school in the past year due to illness or injury. In addition, children across the country miss roughly 22 million cumulative school days...

  July 29, 2015   Children, Parents, Health, Illness, Prevention, Family, School 0 Comments   Read More

5 secrets to a healthy school year

Kick off the school year right: the healthy way

As the new school year rapidly approaches for many area children, Velocity Care wants to help you start off on the right foot with tips on beginning the school year the smart way. Here are a few great ways to keep your children healthy throughout the year:

  July 25, 2015   Children, Health, Wellness, Exercise, Prevention, Family, School 0 Comments   Read More

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