Breakfast on the Go for Dahlgren Residents

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Do your kids eat breakfast? By many reports, 40% of kids don’t. But everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Here is some proof:

  • Children who eat a healthy breakfast meet their daily nutritional needs, keep their weight under control, have lower blood cholesterol levels, attend school more frequently, and make fewer trips to the school nurses office complaining of tummy aches.
  •  Kids who eat breakfast are more likely than children who skip breakfast to consume foods with adequate levels of minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamins, such as riboflavin, vitamins A, C, and B12, and folate.
  • Kids who skip breakfast do not make up for the missed calories at other meals.

So why aren’t your kids eating breakfast each day? Most likely, it is because your family is already rushed in the morning and you don’t feel like you have time to provide a nutritious breakfast. But remember that breakfast doesn’t have to mean home-made waffles or french toast every day. There are many quick and easy breakfasts that you can give your kids that are also nutritious.

With that said, we will be hosting Breakfast on the Go, Friday, September 27th  at 7:00 a.m. at the Housing Office & Caffee Circle. This is a OPEN event to Dahlgren residents! Come get it while supplies last!

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Window Safety at Dahlgren Military Housing

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Preventing falls out of windows is as important as learning how to use one in an emergency. Unattended children run the greatest risk of falls and injuries, so the best first step is to watch your children as they play. Nothing can substitute for careful supervision.

1. Windows provide a secondary means of escape from a burning home. Determine your family’s emergency escape plan and practice it. Remember that children may have to rely on a window to escape in a fire. Help them learn to safely use a window  under these circumstances.
2. When performing spring repairs, take care to make sure that your windows are not painted or nailed shut. You must be able to open them to escape in an emergency.
3. Keep your windows closed and locked when children are around. When opening windows for ventilation, open windows that a child cannot reach.
4. Set and enforce rules about keeping children’s play away from windows or patio doors. Falling through the glass can be fatal or cause serious injury.
5. Keep furniture — or anything children can climb — away from windows. Children may use such objects as a climbing aid.
6. If you have young children in your home and are considering installing window guards or window fall prevention devices, be aware that the window guards you install must have a release mechanism so that they can be opened for escape in a fire emergency. Consult your local fire department on building code official to determine proper window guard placement.
7. Some homes may have window guards, security bars, grilles or grates already covering their windows. Those windows are useless in an emergency if the devices on them do not have a functioning release mechanism. Time is critical when escaping a fire.
8. Do not install window unit air conditioners in windows that may be needed for escape or rescue in an emergency. The air conditioning unit could block or impede escape through the window. Always be sure that you have at least one window in each sleeping and living area that meets escape and rescue requirements.
9. The degree of injury sustained from a window fall can be affected by the surface on which the victim falls. Shrubs and soft edging like wood chips or grass beneath windows may lessen the impact if a fall does occur.

 

 

 

 

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Kids’ Crew Thrill Day at Kings Dominion

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Kings Dominion is one of the funnest places on Earth and we’ll be heading there is just under 2 weeks! It may be hot, but the  Waterworks will help cool you off, no doubt. Like they say, “Summer’s Better When You’re Wetter.”

Come Saturday, July 13, get ready to lift off on the all new Windseeker ride, as well as The Intimidator 305, Planet Snoopy and many, many more! Our visit is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., transportation & parking are not included, but lunch is provided!

Please RSVP by Friday, July 5, for this awesome Kids’ Crew trip to Kings Dominion. For those of you without kids, be sure to head to the theme park on July 4 and 5 as they pay tribute by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D.

Military Days is scheduled to have plenty to do and lots of entertainment for everyone to enjoy! So, which one are you heading to?

 

 

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