Children establish eating habits as early as two years old!  At Head Start/Early Head Start programs, we partner with families to build healthy eating habits early; one way to do this is to serve meals family-style. Eating family-style meals is a great way to introduce healthy foods, model healthy behaviors and provide opportunities for nutrition education.

What is Family Style Eating?

 Richard Rhone had retired from two careers, first as a school principal and second, facilitating welfare reform. He was spending time as a docent at a museum when a member of OLLI approached him.   

“One of the curriculum people came through the museum and asked me to teach. I have been teaching and taking classes ever since.”    

The Adopt-A-School program welcomed noted child advocate Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley as keynote speaker during its annual kickoff event, held August 4th at the University Church of Christ.

By Amy Materson

“This is one of the best accomplishments we’ve ever achieved for Hale County. Period.”

Osie Pickens doesn’t mince words when discussing the $7 million investment in the Hale County College and Career Academy in Greensboro. The Hale County Board of Education Superintendent knows the facility will provide students with opportunities never available in the area before.

The Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday for Alabama is fast approaching, and the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport, along with Tuscaloosa County, are all participating. The sales tax holiday is set for this weekend, Aug. 5-7, offering a much-needed break for parents and students as they prepare to go back to school in coming weeks.

PRIDE of Tuscaloosa has put together an online survey for the Tuscaloosa community, to gauge residents’ views on drug use and perception in the area.

It is soon time to head back to school. In the whirl of excitement, stores offer back to school sales for clothes and supplies offered in preparation for that first day of school. In the midst of getting children ready for school, parents must also look at their role to help make this a great year. Leading experts all agree that the the home environment is the greatest predictor of a child’s success in school.  So, parents, how do you rate?

Now that summer is coming to a close, it's time to get back into the swing of school. If your child has been accepted into the Head Start/Early Head Start program in your community, the first day of school is approaching fast. 

Liz Huntley, author and child advocate, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Adopt-A-School Kick-Off Seminar and Lunch, scheduled for August 4 at University Church of Christ.

Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley is a committed child advocate and a passionate litigation attorney. She practices law at Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC in Birmingham.

It's important to give children lots of opportunities to be physically active by running, jumping, climbing and exploring their world.  Being physically active every day is important for the healthy growth and development of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. The possibilities are endless; children will enjoy exercise if you introduce it early and often. Go out and play. Have fun as a family!

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