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Three back-to-school reminders for healthy kids!Infographic of three back-to-school tips for healthy kids

August 23, 2017—There's just two weeks left until school starts. Are your children ready for the first day? They might be thinking, "school supplies...check. New sneakers...check." but what about their health?

Did they get a dental screening over the summer? If not, call to make an appointment before school begins!

Are their shots up-to-date? The state has new requirements for the meningitis vaccine. If you don't know, call your child's pediatrician.

And lastly, consider sleep!

Over the summer, it's natural for bedtime to shift to a later hour. The sun sets later and there are so many fun outdoor activities in the evenings in Cohoes, bedtime creeps past 9 p.m. regularly without anyone even realizing it.

Consider starting to move bedtime earlier 10 minutes at a time until you reach your healthy bedtime. Slowly, your child will adjust their sleep habits and have no trouble getting up early for school when the first day comes on Wednesday, September 6!

 There's a lot of useful tips on easing transitions and getting ready for back-to-school time from our friends at Parent Today, if you're concerned about your child being prepared for the new year.

Meantime, we hope you soak up these last two weeks of summer. Maybe we'll see you at next Saturday's home opener for the Varsity football team v. Whitehall? Nothing says back-to-school like a Saturday afternoon football game! 1 p.m. kick-off on Saturday, September 2. Go Tigers!