Helping Mercer To Build a Village One Child at a Time

DEC 2018

Common Food Allergies - click for details!

Common Food Allergies Any food may cause an allergic reaction, but 90% of food allergies in children are caused by just 6 common foods or food groups:

—milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and wheat.

In adults, a similar percentage of serious allergies are caused by just 4 foods:

—peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.

Allergies to fruits and vegetables are much less common and usually less severe.

The Difference between a Sore Throat, Strep & Tonsillitis - click for details!

Sore Throat, Strep, or Tonsilitis The terms sore throat, strep throat, and tonsillitis often are used interchangeably, but they don't mean the same thing.

8 reasons why you should avoid detox tea for the sake of your health - click for details!

Avoid Detox Tea Tempted by a quick-fix 'teatox'? A doctor tells us why we should steer clear….

Click the graphic above to read the reasons why detox teas can do more harm than good.

Doctor's Visits: Why Checkups Are Vital - click for details!

Checkups are Vital Remember that old saying about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure?

It more than applies to the regular doctor's visit.

Healthy Weight| Healthy Lifestyle

People come in all shapes and sizes. But what makes a healthy weight?
Watch this movie and find out!

The Importance of Eye Exams for Children

Eye Exam Eye exams play a key role in ensuring optimum learning and development for children. Here, Austin tells his story about going to the eye doctor so other children can be comfortable going for an eye exam. For more information about the importance of annual eye exams, see our other videos or visit www.eyemedvisioncare.com.

A Child’s First Dentist Visit

This youth-oriented video describes what happens in the dental office and helps prepare children for their first trip to the dentist.

The video also contains lots of great information on dental health and why it’s important to keep your teeth clean and healthy.

Tips are also given on keeping your teeth clean, including brushing and flossing.
http://www.mykidsdentistonline.com

How your Immune System Works

When you get sick, your immune system comes to the rescue. Find out more in this movie for kids

Beyond Celiac | Gluten-Free Kid Friendly Recipes - click for details!

Beyond Celiac Get ready to have some gluten-free fun in the kitchen! The recipes offered are gluten-free and kid-friendly.
The gluten-free recipes are divided up into breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert/snacks.
Parents, you'll find gluten-free lunch ideas for the kids, plus inspiration for every meal.
You can team up in the kitchen to help your child learn basic cooking skills, as well as help them identify gluten-containing ingredients and understand how to avoid cross-contact.

The Norovirus Illness: Key Facts - click for details!

Norovirus Norovirus

the stomach bug Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Norovirus infection causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines). This leads to diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Norovirus illness is often called by other names, such as food poisoning and stomach flu. Noroviruses can cause food poisoning, as can other germs and chemicals. Norovirus illness is not related to the flu (influenza). Though they share some of the same symptoms, the flu is a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus.

Potable Water Program | 0% Interest Loan - click for details!

Potable Water Program INTEREST RATE: There is no interest on this loan.

LOAN AMOUNT: The maximum loan amount is $10,000 and will be secured by a second mortgage lien until the loan is repaid in full.

LOAN MATURITY: 10-year maximum term. If the loan is less than $3,000 one payment per year will be due. Two semi-annual payments will be due on loans more than $3,000.

FEES: There is a $75 application fee that covers the cost of a credit/title report and second mortgage reporting fee. Borrowers must pay a 1% per annum servicing fee on the outstanding balance of the loan at the time of the annual loan payment.

ELIGIBLE PROPERTIES: Single family residences whose drinking water comes from a well and violates the state primary Drinking Water Standards set by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection including, but not limited to lead and mercury. Also, sodium, chloride, iron, lead, mercury and manganese at levels that exceed DEP’s standards

Free Lead Testing | Isles Healthy Homes - click for details!

Free Lead Testing Testing takes less than 1 hour and is scheduled at your convenience.

Keep your family safe from lead.

FREE

• Lead testing of your home's paint and water
• Structural and health assessment
• Tips for a lead-safe & asthma-free home
• Up to $12,000 to repair home issues
• Lead paint removal
• Lead water filter (worth $50)
• A gift bag (worth $20)

Call Us Today: 609•341•4726


10-Ways to exercise as a family - click for details!

Family Exercise How to get the whole family moving—together.

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup | Recipe - click for details!

Chicken Noodle Soup Health benefits of soup

According to the National Institutes of Health, the idea of hot soup as a cold remedy has been around since at least the 12th century and may really help ease the symptoms.

Soup can help open congested sinuses.

All liquid broth soups will speed up the movement of mucous in your nose simply because it's a hot fluid and that causes dilation of blood vessels which causes increased blood flow and allows the mucous to flush everything out. And that will help alleviate congestion.

Soups are also hydrating, which is particularly important when fighting off an infection. Clear broth soups are hydrating because they typically contain not only water but also salt and so those two together are good properties for hydration.

Some research suggests chicken soup in particular can help reduce inflammation associated with colds and flu, thus providing some symptom relief.

While soup won't actually cure a cold or flu, these benefits make it a good choice when you're feeling less than your best.

How to Dress for Playing in the Snow: Cold weather dressing tips

Keeping kids warm
while playing outside in the snow is a battle.
Here's some quick tips to save your sanity and allow you all to play outside longer!

NOV 2018

Teen Relaxation Workshop series (age 12-18) - click for details!

Teen Relaxation Workshop Series Sunday November 18th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a practical workshop series on Heartfulness Relaxation. Youth will experience a simple yet effective guided relaxation technique to reduce stress and share fun activities to understand the balance of the heart.

No registration required.

Youth Program Policy

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch (Library)

November 14th is World Diabetes Day

What is Diabetes? This short animated video covers basic issues such as glucose, insulin, the pancreas, and warning signs of diabetes.
https://www.worlddiabetesday.org/about-wdd/wdd-2018-19.html

Learn how to cough and sneeze without infecting others

To help prevent spreading germs, avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands, instead cover your mouth with a tissue. For more health and safety tips, visit https://lifesignsblog.com/.

My child is living with ADHD - click for details

Living with ADHD An NJ mom shares her advice on what to do after your child's been diagnosed.

Be Germ Smart: Learn about the importance of Handwashing - click here for details!

A fun way to learn about hand hygiene - not just for kids!


Our Best Thanksgiving Recipes - click for details!


5 Ways to Prep for Daylights Savings time! - click for details!


November 1st begins National Diabetes Awareness Month - Click for details!


November-December: Equine Therapy Group Referral - Last Days! - Click for details!


My Family Health Portrait - Click for details!


What you need to know about New Jersey WIC - Click for details!


Need Health Coverage - NJ Family Care - Click for details!


OCT 2018

Teal Pumpkin Project - Trick or Treat Allergy Awareness Education - Click for details!


11 Healthy Halloween Treats - Click for details!


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Click for details!


Family Flu Shot Fest October 6th, 2018 - Click for details!


SEPT 2018

Simple Healthy Lunchbox Ideas, Your Kids Will Love


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