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Image description: Don’t leave your kids in the car while you run an errand. It only takes a few minutes for the car to heat up and turn deadly. Learn more about the dangers of heatstroke in a car.

Image description: Don’t leave your kids in the car while you run an errand. It only takes a few minutes for the car to heat up and turn deadly.

Learn more about the dangers of heatstroke in a car.

If you’re new to an area, this can help you find healthcare facilities near you.

Air Quality Index - What you Need to Know to be Safe Outdoors

During the warmer summer months you tend to spend a lot more time outdoors. Beyond using proper sun protection, you should be also aware of the air quality.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) tells you how clean or polluted your outdoor air is and what associated health effects might be a concern for you.

The AQI scale runs from 0 - 500. The higher the value, the greater risk the air is to your health. One hundred is generally accepted as the standard where air quality is satisfactory.

Levels over 100 are considered unhealthy for sensitive groups of people at first, and then for everyone as the level rises. Those in sensitive groups include older people, those with lung disease / conditions and children. Learn more.

Check your air quality by zip code or state before you head outside, to be sure you are safe or taking proper precautions.

Some of the products you use around the house may contain pesticides and harm children. Know what can be dangerous.

Where to Find Summer Meals for Eligible Children

Summer is nearly here, and kids will soon be out of school for a few months. Unfortunately, for some children, that leaves the question as to where their daily meals are coming from.

However, there are programs available for eligible children. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides meals to low-income children while school is out for the summer. These meals are free, meet federal nutrition guidelines and are available in areas with high concentrations of low-income children.  

Find out if free meals are available in your area or how you can get involved with providing them.