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Changing Habits:
Providing Healthier School Meals
Diane Pratt-Heavner and Malcolm Goldsmith, Ph.D with  Dr. Charlotte Hendricks

pic This segment takes a look at school meals, the current laws which govern them and the challenges of promoting and providing healthier  food in schools. 
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Second Opinion:
Treating Children With Head Lice
Richard Pollack and Suzanne Hayes with Charlotte Hendricks

pic In this segment we separate fact from fiction about treating head lice infestations in children.  Our guests also discuss the wisdom and efficacy of maintaining "no nit" policies for schools and child care settings.
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New Trends:
Risky Child Behaviors with Legal Substances
Donna Funderburke-McKinley and Malcolm Goldsmith, Ph.D. with Charlotte Hendricks

pic Young kids and teens have historically pushed the envelope with risky behaviors at some stage in their development. But today's youth are taking risk taking to a whole new level with substances that are legal, but as dangerous and more problematic than illicit drugs. Learn more.
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Updating Policies:
When and When Not to Exclude Sick Children From Child Care
Captain Tim Shope with Charlotte Hendricks and Linda Smith

pic There is a general assumption even among many professionals that all sick children should be excluded from child care or school settings. But our guest today says this belief is misguided and has significant impacts on families, providers and even children who can actually benefit from staying in school while sick. Learn more.
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Health 101:
Why School Health Education is More Critical Now Than Ever
Dr. Donna M. Videto and Malcolm Goldsmith, Ph.D. with Charlotte Hendricks

pic Kids today are facing so many health issues on so many different fronts that in order to be successful in school and in life, knowing how to stay healthy has become a core competency. But many schools either have no health education program or a program taught by an untrained facilitator. This segment explores the challenges and offers solutions.
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