Welcome Brittany Krippner, New Health Educator

Please welcome our new Health Educator to the SACK team, Brittany Krippner! Brittany will take over as the Strategic Prevention Framework – State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) coordinator!  Here’s what Brittany has to say about herself:   I graduated from Buffalo High School and I recently received my B.A. in Community Health with a Minor in Gerontology from […]

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Parents, are your teens looking for summertime activites?

I’m bored, I’ve got nothing to do.  How many times have we heard that from our teens?   Keep your teens busy and active during the summer months, suggest one of the following activities: Swim at Mora or Ogilvie pools Play football Play basketball Play volleyball Play tennis Participate in school sports Play dodgeball Act in a […]

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Can cities and counties pass stronger smoking regulations?

According to the Freedom to Breathe amendments to the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act which went into effect on October 1, 2007, local governments can adopt more stringent measures to protect individuals from second hand smoke.  To read the Freedom to Breath Act in it’s entirety, click here. In Philadelphia, farmers’ markets have already adopted the […]

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5 Tips for Parents Before Your Kids Leave for College

Parents, now that your teen has graduated from high school, are you both ready for college?  Here are tips to help ease that transition: 1.   Contact the Dean of Students.  Learn about the alcohol and drug policies.  Will there be any seminars or training for the students? 2.   Set limits with your kids.  Let your […]

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Teen Drug Abuse: 14 Mistakes Parents Make

Substance abuse among young people is a much bigger problem than many parents realize. How big? One in 10 kids 12 to 17 years of age are current users of illicit drugs, according to a 2009 government survey. The good news? Parents can also do a lot more than some realize to help protect teens […]

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Graduation Party Do’s and Don’ts

Spring is a great time for celebration!  Whether you and your teen are planning a graduation party, attending a graduation party or will be out-of-town and leaving your teens alone, there are several tips for a safe and fun time for all .  Planning  a Party:  Plan your party in advance and create a guest list.  […]

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