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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Awareness and Fun Day at Sealston Complex in King George

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Head over to Sealston Sports Complex in King George for a free, family-friendly Awareness and Fun Day for wounded warriors and active duty military on August 10 from noon – 4:00 p.m. The day will include music, speakers, entertainment, resource materials, games for the kids, raffles and door prizes. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the day.

A number of local organizations are teaming up to sponsor the event:

  • American Legion Post 8, Unit 89
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter
  • King George County Parks and Recreation
  • King George Chapter 1616, and the UDC Virginia’s Deer Hunters Association
  • Northern Neck Chapter

Volunteers are needed to help with this event, so if you’d like to get involved contact Janice Jones at 703-887-2878. If you haven’t been to Sealston Sports Complex yet, you’re missing out on a gem. It’s a 45 acre park adjoining Sealston Elementary School that currently consists of a 10 acre multipurpose field and four baseball/softball fields.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

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