Protection for Fun in the Sun

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Yellow caution sign with words "Sun Burn" and words "Be Safe in the Sun don't forget these tips" with sand and ocean in background

Sun safety is always in season. It’s important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no matter the weather. While you are out having fun, protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Exposure to sun overtime increases your risk for skin problems, including skin cancer and premature aging. Sun protection should begin in infancy and continue throughout life. It is estimated that we get about eighty percent of our total lifetime sun exposure in the first eighteen years of life. Therefore, sun protection for young children is important to decrease the risk of problems later in life. Begin now to teach your children about sun protection. Take action to  protect you and your children from the sun’s harmful rays:

  • Limiting your time in the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are most intense.
  • Wearing clothing to cover skin exposed to the sun, such as long-sleeve shirts, pants, sunglasses, and broad-brim hats.
  • Appy an sunblock with a SPF value of 30 or higher regularly and as directed.
  • Reading the label to ensure you use your sunscreen correctly.

Kids Kitchen

Is your child always asking for a snack? Here is something you and your child will both enjoy preparing together. It is not designed for children to make on their own. Supervision and assistance from an adult are required. Getting your children involved in food preparation will go a long way in encouraging them to try new foods and enjoy eating.

Frozen Peach Pop

Ingredients

  • 2 peaches, chopped into small pieces
  • ⅔ cup yogurt, low-fat vanilla
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 6 paper or plastic cups
  • 6 spoons or popsicle sticks

Directions

  1. Spoon the peaches into each of the 6 paper cups.
  2. Place the yogurt in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Slowly pour and stir the orange juice into the yogurt. Mix well.
  4. Pour some of the juice and yogurt mix into each cup to cover the peaches.
  5. Place a spoon in the center of each cup.
  6. Cut 6 squares of aluminum foil big enough to cover the tops of cups. Stab each spoon handle through each piece of foil. The foil will hold the spoon in the center of the cup.
  7. Place cups in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
  8. Just before serving, peel the paper cups away from the pops to eat

Recipe and Nutrition Information Accessed at:

Frozen Peach Pops

For more information about how you can get your kid(s) more active in the kitchen please contact Sheila Gregory Sheila_gregory@ncsu.edu or via phone at 252-232-2261.