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Child Wellness Tips: Stay Active This Holiday Season!

Child Wellness Tips: Stay Active This Holiday Season!

 

From author, Stephanie Walsh, M.D., Medical Director, Child Wellness, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

The holiday season has arrived! It’s a time for parties, presents and holiday cheer. However, it can also be a season of little activity and over-indulging. As the weather cools down, children are often tempted to stay inside in front of the T.V. or a video game rather than play outside. Holiday specials also can draw your family to the T.V. screen this time of year. Eating healthily can present additional challenges when faced with party buffets, holiday sweets and large family meals.

Reduce P.E. While childhood Obesity Rising ?

The American Heart Association strongly opposes House Bill 4057, by State Representative Larry Metz, removing the requirement for Middle School Physical Education. 

Currently 30% of Florida’s youth are overweight or obese.  As these students get older, their obesity problem just gets worse.  

A Bag Of Groceries Gets You Get a Car Show Ticket

ORANGE PARK, FL -- Like muscle cars?  How about motorcycles or antique cars?  Mark your calendar for November 13th to enjoy a car show and help the less fortunate. 

First Baptist Church of Orange Park will host its 3rd Annual Car & Bike Show Sunday, November 13, to benefit Orange Park Clothes Closet. 

The show will be held at 1140 Kingsley Ave from 2-5pm with awards to be presented at 5pm.

All proceeds will be given to the OP Clothes Closet. 

BBQ meals will be available to purchase onsite by Seriously Smokin' BBQ.

First Baptist members, Jim Hall, Lonnie Walls and Bob Duncan will spearhead the event again this year registering antique cars, muscle cars, foreign makes and motorcycles. 

Registration for the car show and admission to the concert will be one grocery bag full of donations (canned meat, cereal, peanut butter, bath towels, bed sheets) or $20.

Register Your Emergency Contact Information Week

If you are involved in a crash, who would you want police to notify?  In Florida, residents have  the ability to make that decision before an emergency strikes. To date, more than 5 million Floridians have registered their  emergency contacts with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.  Gov. Rick Scott signed a proclamation to name Oct. 2 - 8, 2011, Register Your Emergency Contact Information Week in  Florida, and DHSMV is teaming up with the Division of Emergency Management to encourage all Floridians to register  their contacts.

Bank of America to Charge $5 a Month for Debit Cards


NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America plans to start charging customers a $5 monthly debit card fee.

The fee will be rolled out starting early next year.

A Bank of America Corp. spokeswoman says customers will only be charged the fee if they use their debit cards for purchases in any given month. Customers won't be charged if they only use their cards at an ATM.