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5 Questions for the Registered Dietician on Vegetarian Kids

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If parents are supportive, it's do-able -- and perfectly healthy -- for children to become vegetarians. Reed Mangels, R.D., Ph.D., and a consultant for the Vegetarian Resource Group, shares some tips for adopting a vegetarian diet.... Read full article

Ongoing Events at Museums & Zoos in Massachusetts

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Family activities abound across Massachusetts. Check out this month's list of ongoing events at local museums and zoos.... Read full article

Support Groups for Parents & Families in the Boston Area

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Need a shoulder to lean on? A helping hand? Check out the numerous support groups and organizations available to parents, kids and whole families in Eastern Massachusetts.... Read full article

Parent Education

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Trying to broaden your parenting skills, or understand the way your child learns and behaves? Check out the parent education workshops, lectures and programs available this month in various Eastern Massachusetts locations.... Read full article

6 Common School-Year Illnesses and How to Avoid Them

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The start of a new school year has many parents on the lookout for the latest illnesses swirling around the classroom. Here are six common, infectious illnesses to watch for, along with tips on how your child can avoid catching or spreading them.... Read full article

Ban on Birthday Sweets at School

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More Massachusetts schools are adopting bans on birthday party treats, in response to the childhood obesity epidemic, an increase in allergies and also to cut back on disruptions in the classroom.... Read full article

New Tricks to Jazz up School Lunches

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Get bored packing the same old things for lunch? Your kids are probably just as bored eating them. Here are some fun and easy ideas to bring some creativity to school lunches and satisfy even the picky eaters.... Read full article

Behind the Wheel with a School Bus Driver

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Learn what one school bus driver has to say about safety, the other drivers on the road, seat belts and the still coveted back seat. ... Read full article

MCAS Scores Carry More Weight for Teachers

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Under sweeping new guidelines approved this summer in Massachusetts, MCAS scores will be used to help evaluate the effectiveness of a teacher.... Read full article

More High Schools Doling Out Laptops

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Some Massachusetts high schools -- including the communities of Beverly and Burlington -- are equipping students with laptops and iPads to enrich their learning experiences and prepare them for a world steeped in technology.... Read full article

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