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Superstar Remmi Smith cooks up apples for fall!

What’s the best way to bring in the fall season? With apples, of course! If you missed it, we did a blog earlier in the month on apple recipes, but we thought we’d circle back with our resident healthy cooking expert, Remmi Smith from Cook Time with Remmi! Check out her latest...

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Blog Recap: Back to School!

Labor Day, the first day of school, parent/teacher conferences – the fall can be a busy time for families and educators! We wanted to recap our Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids & Alcohol Don’t Mix Back to School blogs so you can see what parents, educators and kids around the country...

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Food Fight: Conquering Back to School Lunch

You may have a say in what they eat while at your table, but once they board the bus and head to school, you’re at the mercy of the school lunch or hoping they don’t trade out what you made them for a more “enticing” snack. We’re helping your middle...

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The results are in: A+ from Scholastic!

A recent evaluation conducted by Scholastic again documented the Ask, Listen, and Learn (ALL) program as an effective tool in raising awareness and discussions of the dangers of drinking and the importance of a healthy lifestyle among middle school students and teachers. While participating students demonstrated a strong awareness of...

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Rolling Out Fall with Apple Recipes!

We weren’t quite ready for pumpkin recipes, but we thought we’d get fall started with some apple recipes we collected from around the web! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon lemon...

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Debbie Phelps talks role of educator on preventing underage drinking

Parents take it upon themselves to start tough conversations with their kids at home – but, teachers, do you keep that conversation going in the classroom? What red flags do you look for to better understand what your students are going through, and what are the important things to remember...

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New School Year: 3 Tips to face peer pressure together.

Now that you’ve (somewhat) settled into the new school year, let’s talk about the next steps. As a parent of a Middle Schooler, it’s important to recognize the struggles that they face, or will face, with this new chapter. has created an important infographic to explore the ways to...

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Cook Time with Remmi: Back to School Snacks!

Our Superstar and long-time friend Remmi Smith from “Cook Time with Remmi” has been up to so much since the last time we caught up with her. 14-year-old Remmi Smith is star of “Cook Time with Remmi,” and “The Culinary Kid,” shows through which she encourages kids to take her “C.H.E.F....

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Back to School Teacher Spotlight: Stephen Ritz

It’s not every day you see attendance go from 43% to 93% in the classroom. Stephen Ritz, a teacher in New York’s tough South Bronx district is an inspiration and we’re excited to put the spotlight on this teacher’s unbelievable success is turning around not only his classroom, but uniting...

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