Flint’s SBEV helps area residents stay healthy, hydrated and prepped for school

Flint’s SBEV helps area residents stay healthy, hydrated and prepped for school

Since its grand opening in 2018, Flint’s Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village has become a community hub and oasis to many area families. On any given day, the center is abuzz with activity from academic, art, and athletic activities to community enrichment programs. This fall it is also home to the GearUp2Lead Invictus Academy, an alternative […]

The Big Six: After-school routines that really work

The Big Six: After-school routines that really work

A new school year means a new routine. From after-class snacks to homework and electronics, setting guidelines and scheduling will help your children form habits that keep the household running smoothly. Here are six tips for successful after-school strategies. Set a schedule – Talk with children about a regular timeline from when they get home […]

Satisfying swaps

Satisfying swaps

Moving toward healthier snacks and meals isn’t as hard as you might think. Simple substitutes, add-ons and serving tricks can make some of your family’s favorite foods better for their bodies. Here are a few guidelines to get you on the road to success: Delightful dips – Fresh vegetables can be more enjoyable to a […]

Re-setting for school can have great results

Re-setting for school can have great results

The new school year can be a great time to re-focus on health and home habits. The long summer days suddenly end with the sound of the morning class bell. But making the adjustment with your student doesn’t have to feel like a deep sea dive, says Justin K. Lewis, interim SNAP Ed program manager […]

Students pick up the pace on Walk to School Day on Oct. 2

Students pick up the pace on Walk to School Day on Oct. 2

Feet will hit the street again for the Walk to School Program in Flint, Genesee County and dozens of other Michigan cities Oct. 2. One of the state’s largest annual back-to-school events, the activity is organized by the Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) and the Safe Routes to School program. Events range from full-blown parades to […]

Hit the ‘off’ button

Hit the ‘off’ button

Electronics are an ever-present pastime for many children with access to tablets, cell phones and laptops. Their hours of texting, web-browsing and other activities on hand-held devices might grow even more endless during lazy summer days, but the new school year marks a good time to form better habits. More green time – meaning time […]

Amazing Orchards

Amazing Orchards

DIY (“do it yourself”) doesn’t only apply to home repairs. Picking fresh fruits and vegetables not far from your home is a hands-on activity everyone from the smallest to the tallest can enjoy. The 810Kids! team has assembled an orchard guide and a few tips to help turn outings that bring nutrition into your household […]

Take to the Trails

Take to the Trails

Heading outdoors can have more benefits than getting fresh air. When it comes to spending family time, the benefits of stretching your legs together have been shown to strengthen both physical fitness and emotional bonds. Our 810Kids! team has assembled a local trail guide and a few tips to help make family hikes even more […]

Tons of fun

Tons of fun

Make late summer memories with family and friends before the pace of the school year kicks in. Our Tons of Fun Guide features loads of active things to do and places to explore across Genesee County, such as For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum’s annual Monarch Festival, the Genesee County State Fair and Crim’s Festival of […]

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