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Power-Packed Lunchbox Ideas

Packing and prepping wholesome lunches doesn’t have to be a chore. You can kick health into high gear this school year with new ideas to make creative, nutrient-rich meals. Fit to satisfy various dietary restrictions, the Power Your Lunchbox program offers kid-friendly options and allergy-sensitive selections. The program, which is …

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5 Back-to-School Transition Tips for Families

For many students starting school for the first time or attending a new school, the transition isn’t always an easy one. How can you make it easier on your kids? Child psychiatrist Vinay Saranga M.D. shares these five essential tips below for helping families transition into the new school year …

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Dealing with the Chaos Called School Recess

As school commences and kids enjoy the organized chaos on the playground at recess, you’re probably not alone in thinking, “What about my kids playing with kids who don’t share the values we’re teaching them at home?” I’ll never forget my firstborn, a kindergartener, asking after school about the word …

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Inside the Aquarium’s Animal Care and Rescue Center

A bustling block of Fayette Street in Baltimore’s historic Jonestown neighborhood houses some unlikely neighbors: some of the National Aquarium’s most vulnerable rescued marine animals live on the block, finding a home inside a brand new, 56,000-square-foot facility, the recently opened Animal Care and Rescue Center. Washington FAMILY’s sister publication, …

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Fun Fruit-Picking Spots Around D.C.

Although summer is over, it’s still a great time to get outside and do some fruit picking. Here are seven local farms that offer pick-your-own opportunities in September. Take a bite of this fun and follow up with an afternoon of pie baking. Enjoy! Butler’s Orchard, Germantown, MD. Tuesday through …

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