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We kicked off fall with a DC SCORES frenzy!

The school year is underway and the excitement has been brewing to finally have the largest outdoor celebration for elementary school students of the DC SCORES fall season! Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix partners with DC SCORES because of their commitment to help kids say YES to a healthy lifestyle...

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Walk your way to a healthy Halloween!

We thought Halloween had a bad reputation: Candy, sugar and scary stuff! Let’s spook all those bad raps away! Do you realize how much you and your kid walk on Halloween night?? If you’re hitting the streets as a family, try tracking how many miles you went! Is your kid...

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Tips for a Not-So-Scary Halloween!

As the day steadily approaches, your kids are getting more and more excited! Do you have a plan for the evening? If your middle schooler is venturing out with friends alone, here are some pointers to make the night a stress-free and safe one! Make sure your kid’s costume isn’t...

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A Scary Conversation for a Not-So-Scary Halloween!

The boogieman? A haunted house? A creaky floor? We’re talking about what really spooks you this Halloween! The one thing that shouldn’t freak you out? A conversation with your kid about how to avoid risky behavior this Halloween! We made an infographic to help inspire you to talk with your...

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Major Announcement! Classroom Champions becomes new partner!

Starting a conversation with kids about tough topics can be difficult. How do you get them to open up? Speak their minds? Combat peer pressure? Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix, a program of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, is the most far-reaching and long-standing programs of...

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Today is International Walk to School Day!

Are you about to hop in your car to take your kids to school? Well remember, it is International Walk to School Day, a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day! Thousands of schools across America participate every...

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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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