Families

10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch in 2011

 10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch in 2011

Obesity-Related Health Problems in Kids: Obese teens are 16 times more likely to become severely obese in adulthood compared with those who are normal weight or overweight. It’s vital that parents do all they can to help kids reach and maintain a healthy weight. It’s not just about their future – it’s about their right now.

Jacksonville Country Day School Holiday Sports Camp

Jacksonville Country Day School is hosting a holiday sports camp for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade during the winter break from school. The camp is open to children throughout the Jacksonville community.

You Can Change a Child’s Life by Becoming a Foster Parent

Nearly 400 children currently live in foster homes in Duval, Nassau and Clay counties. Every week, about 20 children enter child welfare in the tri-county area. These children are removed from their homes for a planned, temporary period of time.

Some are placed with relatives, some are placed in group homes, and many are placed in foster homes where they will be cared for by loving, nurturing and supportive foster parents.

MOSH Calendar of Events

Through January 9 – Prehistoric PredatorsWalk alongside the dinosaurs!  Encounter a soaring Pteranodon with a 23-foot wingspan, a Maiasaura mother caring for her hatchlings, a Pachycephalosaurus, Apatosaurus, Albertosaurus and more in the limited-engagement exhibit, Prehistoric Predators. Dinosaur models are handcrafted based on fossil records and equipped with internal computers, making them look – and sound – like the magnificent beasts that once roamed Earth! 

Daddy Daughter Dance Feb., 5, 2011

Once again, Girls Inc. of Jacksonville’s is hosting another Daddy Daughter Dance in the spring on February 5, 2011. This remarkable event has been a great success for many years and has become a growing tradition in the Jacksonville area.

Concussions Study Council Kick-Off Meeting

ER Utilization and Admission Rates for Youth Sports-Related Concussions Study Council Kick-Off Meeting

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm
  • Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida
  • Comfort Suites at the World Golf Village
  • 475 Commerce Lake Drive
  • St. Augustine Florida 32095

Dr. Dawn Emerick, Executive Director of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, will facilitate a kick-off meeting for the Concussions Study Council which consists of over 20 medical professionals and sports personnel.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents Fully Charged

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Fully ChargedSM, the all-new, 141st electrifying edition of The Greatest Show On Earth!  Ringling Bros. powers up audiences with acts from all over the globe featuring breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-seen-before performances that spark the imaginations of Children of All Ages! Clowns from the world-famous clown alley charge the audiences’ funny bones, while megawatts of thrills explode out of the ring including The Human Fuse who rockets across the circus skies igniting the power of the people. And of course, amazing animals that spark the audience’s awe and wonder. Experience the current of excitement at Ringling Bros. Fully Charged! 

On Sale: Friday, November 26, 2010; 10 a.m.