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MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Kids' Health

Bedtime Battles & Sleep Stealers


with Jessica Begley, MPH, Certified Child Sleep Consultant

Calendar Oct 12, 2017 at 12 pm

Do you dread the constant bedtime battles?

Sleep is important to your child’s health and wellbeing but most children are not getting enough. Join us on your lunch break as Jessica shares ways to help get bedtime back on track.

This class, geared for parents and caregivers of children age 1 through early elementary school age, will review ways to develop good habits and promote sleep. Certificates of attendance available for childcare providers.

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DIY Stress Relief Activities


with Bonnie Carleton, Health Educator, BS, CHES

Calendar Sep 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Life can be stressful.

Stress can have harmful effects on our bodies and minds. It is important to take time to reduce stress levels to keep ourselves healthy.

Join us for an evening of relaxing activities. Listen to soothing music and sip tea while making your own stress-relief projects, including:

  • Glitter jar
  • Mini Zen garden
  • Mermaid stress ball

Please note: We will be using an essential oil diffuser in this class.

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Eating Smarter: Using Food Labels to Make Quick & Healthy Choices


with Leslie Ouellette, MS, RD, LD, MPH

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm

We know that what we eat is important for our health, but it can be very hard to choose the right foods.

Many of us need to track certain things in the food we eat, like:

  • Sodium
  • Carbohydrates
  • Sugar
  • Fiber
  • Calories
  • Fats

Most of the time we have to read food labels to do this, but those can be confusing and hard to follow.

Leslie will simplify the food label and explain how we can use it to make sense of what is in the foods we eat. Please join us for this informative workshop and learn how to use food labels as tools to enjoy a healthier diet.

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Lose the Salt, Not the Flavor!


with Gina McKenney, MPH and Tina Pettingill, MPH

Calendar Oct 24, 2017 at 5 pm

Living low-salt doesn’t have to mean low-fun.

Whether you are living with one of the many chronic diseases that require a low-salt diet, or you just want to eat healthier (which, yes, does mean less salt!), then join us for this cooking class at our Falmouth kitchen.

Learn from two people who love (and cook for!) family members on low-salt diets.

We will talk about how to easily reduce your salt intake, share recipes and do some taste-testing of foods we have made in our kitchen.

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Teaching Mindfulness to Children


with Erica Marcus, MAT

Calendar Oct 12, 2017 at 6 pm

Children can benefit from practicing mindfulness just as much as adults can!

Join us as we learn how a consistent mindfulness practice can help children build emotional regulation, focus and empathy. This class will be helpful for parents, caregivers and teachers.

Attendance certificates are available upon request.

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