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Hydration 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 come out.
Enjoy this smoothie to keep you hydrated this summer!

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  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 action institution.
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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
(870) 898-7224

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