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How can I keep my child healthy and safe in summer?

To keep your child happy and healthy during the summer, the most important factor is close supervision of all children at a level that is appropriate for their age. Children need to be reminded of safety rules, such as not crossing the street without an adult and looking both ways, no talking to strangers, wearing helmets and protective equipment and wearing seat belts. Kids should also be kept active, not inside watching TV and playing video games. Remember to apply sunscreen every two hours while out in the sun. Another important part of keeping kids healthy is keeping them on a healthy diet and eating schedule and avoiding junk foods over the course of the summer.

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