Do you need something to eat that is yummy, cooling, good and good for you? If you answered yes – then you may be thinking about watermelon. Watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the U.S. What you may not know, is exactly how good watermelon is for you in terms of nutrition.

2015 was the hottest year in recorded history. Before that, 2014 was the hottest year. It seems as though 2016 will set a new record for heat. When the weather is hot, it’s time to protect yourself and your children from heat exhaustion which can be dangerous, and heat stroke which can be fatal.

Don’t eat between meals. Always have a snack between lunch and dinner. Eat when you’re hungry. Eat before you’re hungry. There are a lot of conflicting ideas out there about snacking, so what’s the best course of action when it comes to eating between meals?

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National Immunization Awareness Month
While immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases, vaccination rates for some diseases are not meeting national public health goals. And we need to remind people that immunizations aren’t just for children–they are needed throughout our lifetime. Each August, National Immunization Awareness month helps to highlight the importance of immunizations.

Healthy School Year: Preparing for the new school year
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Read their guidelines for helping your child be prepared for the start of a new school year.

Joint Base Andrews Child and Youth Programs Launches STEM Center of Innovation

The Youth Center at Joint Base Andrews (JBA) opened a new Center of Innovation, dedicated to sparking children's interest in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Air Force Youth Programs Celebrate Youths of the Year

The Air Force Youth of the Year Program recognizes young people for their accomplishments in the areas of leadership, character, and service; academic achievement; and healthy lifestyles.
Kids Live Well Initiative Kick Off

JBSA Randolph, Lackland and Ft Sam Houston and the National Restaurant Association kicked of the new healthy eating program with special food demonstrations by Chef Alexander.