Summer SafetyHydration is very important with the hot summer temperatures.
June 24, 2015
Ashdown, Ark. –
We are now officially in the summer season! How do you make sure your family is safe during these hot summer days? One of the first major things to remember this summer is to avoid heatstroke related injury by never leaving a child alone in a car. Do not leave them in the car even for one minute. Create reminders to help you remember the sleeping child in the backseat. Consider placing your cell phone or purchase next to the child so you will remember to take them with you. If you see a child left alone in a car, call the emergency personnel immediately.
Everyone needs to make sure they stay hydrated during the summer, but this is especially
true for children and teens. If you ever suspect heat related illness, call emergency
personnel and take the individual to the hospital. Sun safety is also very important,
even when it is a cloudy day. Make sure to apply sunscreen with at least SPF 15 or
higher 20 minutes before going outside. Never let children swim alone; always make
sure there is an adult who is watching. Make sure to apply bug spray or use insect
repellant. You can also consider staying inside at dusk when most of the mosquitoes
Enjoy this smoothie to keep you hydrated this summer!
REFRESHING BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE
Makes one serving.
½ cup vanilla yogurt
½ cup non-fat milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 teaspoons honey
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until frothy. Serve immediately.
If you would like more information about summer safety and your family, please call
the Little River County Extension office at (870) 898-7224 or email email@example.com.
Always feel free to stop by our office at 1411 N Constitution Ave in Ashdown to receive
more information. The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas
Research and Extension. The Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative
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By Celeste Scarborough
County Extension Agent - FCS
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Celeste Scarborough
County Extension Agent - FCS
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
1411 N Constitution Ave Ashdown AR 71822
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