As we enter the holiday season, it is important that we keep health at the forefront this year. With COVID-19 still prevalent in Polk County and across the state and country, we want to encourage residents to remain mindful of keeping themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy. Do not forget to take the necessary steps to prioritize your health this holiday season.
There is nothing joyous about getting sick over the holidays. This is one gift you don’t want to share this season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided recommended guidelines for staying safe and healthy this holiday season.
• Limit travel this holiday season.
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Packing a Nutritious School Lunch May Call for Some Stealth
We want our families to have a healthy diet, especially the youngsters going back to school. We give them a good breakfast and plan a nutritious dinner, but what about lunch? We can pack a healthy lunch for our children, but will they eat it?
Protect Yourself, Your Family From The Flu
Polk County schools are back in session which means your child is likely encountering many viruses every day. To protect their health and that of your family, the Florida Department of Health in Polk County encourages people 6 months of age and older to seek a flu shot on a yearly basis. The flu shot is the best way to protect families and communities against the spread of influenza.
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