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Alcohol & Drug Lab

Hey 8th graders, Here’s the doc with all of the links you’ll need for the alcohol lab. Work at your own pace and in whichever order

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Video games can benefit your health…

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Good news! In this month’s online journal of Pediatrics, a study was released about the benefits of moderate video gaming for the mental and emotional health of kids. Turns out, kids who play up to an hour a day are more likely to be happier and more empathetic. there is a tipping point, however, and gaming for more than that can have the opposite effect, making kids unhappier and more likely to act out.

Again- like with so many other things that effect our health- the key here is balance. Kids should get the chance to take a break from their every day stressors and play… but with some agreed upon guidelines set in place.

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The social and emotional roots of obesity

“It is important to understand that the weight bias that obese youth face is just as serious as the physical consequences of excessive weight on the welfare of the child.”

-CDC: Childhood Obesity, Issues of Weight Bias
 

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