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Moms, Nevada Kids Need Mentors and Nevada Mentors is Helping!

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I want to take a moment and talk about mentors and their importance. A few weeks ago, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada reached out to me about a new program they are launching, Nevada Mentors. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have had and still have so many mentors …

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Safe Sleeping for Infants: The ABC’s of the ZZZs

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Safe sleeping and sleeping preferences continue to be popular topic among moms. And, in January of this year it was reported that an alarming number of seven infant deaths occurred Washoe County due to unsafe sleeping conditions. To get some answers, we talked to Bre Taylor, Director of Maternal and …

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Where Have All the Lunch Ladies Gone?

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In my day, we had a small ticket for hot lunches that were punched every time we walked through the lunch line. We were handed a plastic, retro-looking tray, on which our dedicated Lunch Ladies placed their home cooked Sloppy Joes. I always wanted the blue colored tray for some …

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Pool Party to Celebrate UNR Women’s Swimming and Diving and a New Swim Academy

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Hello northern Nevada friends and families. My name is Holly Sprague and I am the owner of Bridgewater Swim Academy. Since childhood, swimming and water sports have been at the center of my life. My passion and dedication for swimming earned me the opportunity to swim for the University of …

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School Gardens: Making Veggies Fun at School

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Carrots taste all that much better when your child gets to plant and watch them grow, pick them from the earth and eat them for snack with other kids in class. School gardens offer endless learning opportunities for kids, help encourage responsibility and ownership of a project and reinforce healthy …

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The Nevada School Wellness Policy: Answers to Your Burning Questions

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There was a lot of Facebook discussion in reaction to Jessica Santina’s post last week titled Why I’m Unhappy with the Nevada School Wellness Policy. In fact, a representative from the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) reached out to us and arranged a meeting between two of us from Reno …

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Why I’m Unhappy with the Nevada School Wellness Policy

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When my daughter was named her class’s student of the month for October 2015, we were all thrilled, but she was most excited about one thing: getting the monthly pizza luncheon for SOMs in all grades (an elite group for sure). The monthly lunch with pizzas, CapriSuns or bottled water, …

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