September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, a time for us to learn about a complex issue affecting many kids in the U.S. Childhood obesity can lead to serious health problems like asthma, diabetes, and heart issues. This month, let's help our kids become 'healthy superheroes' by helping them focus on healthy eating, physical activity, and good sleep habits. Join us on this important heroes’ journey to keep our families strong and healthy.
It is becoming an all too familiar scenario that we hear about nationwide - and it hit home for parents of high-schoolers in Santa Maria. The recent lockdown of Pioneer Valley and Santa Maria high schools has brought school safety issues to the forefront of our concerns. As parents, it's crucial to understand how to communicate with our children about these issues, as it plays a vital role in recognizing and preventing acts of violence.
Anyone can take action during Every Kid Healthy Week by following the daily themes on our website or building your own activities based on your needs or schedule. Use our list of daily activities every week of the year. These tips are ideal for parents and teachers too! Read more...
California has restarted yearly Medi-Cal eligibility reviews using available information to decide if you or your family member(s) still qualify for coverage. It is important for you to update your contact information so Medi-Cal can reach you when it's time to renew. Update your contact information so Medi-Cal can reach you when it’s time to renew.