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Tag: Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness: Sabrina’s Story

Sabrina began her journey at MHS in 2009 as a fifth grader. While she understood the importance of health and wellness, it wasn’t until she entered the school’s Transitional Living...

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Alphonso Nathan ’05

Alphonso Nathan ’05 is a glass half full kind of guy. He is someone who is excited about life and embraces every opportunityit has to offer. “Every time someone talks...

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How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Food

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, in 2015 one in seven Americans and more than 12 million families struggled with hunger. Not being able to afford balanced meals...

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The Food Pantry: Giving Students a Taste of Nutrition and Variety

When students enroll at Milton Hershey School, they receive a top-notch education full of leadership, scholarship, and extra-curricular opportunities. They also receive regular meals and food at no cost that...

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Physical Fitness: The Road to a Long, Healthy and Productive Life

Many children from poverty come from an environment where it’s not safe to go outside and play. Without being physically active, these children may find themselves less engaged during the...

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The Transformation of Milton Hershey School’s Recreation Program

When Milton Hershey was giving a reporter a tour of the school in 1924, they encountered a group of excited boys that were participating in the school’s recreation program. When...

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National Safety Month: 5 Summer Safety Tips for Students and Families

As we celebrate the arrival of the summer solstice and start planning our outdoor activities and summer vacations, being prepared for emergency situations can help your plans go off without...

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Health Blog: A Closer Look at Brain Development in Low-Income Children

Featuring Dr. Beth Shaw, MHS Executive Director of Student Support Services Redirecting brain development through evidence-based interventions For more than century, Milton Hershey School has been nurturing students by providing...

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Dental Services: Helping Children Brush up on Oral Hygiene

Featuring Dr. Denise Alston, MHS Director of Dental Services What do you think about when someone mentions health epidemics? You may immediately think of the flu, meningitis or measles, but...

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