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This generation, compared with previous generations at the same age and stage in their lives, is more informed and aware of the world around them — consequently, they are also incredibly self-aware. They have grown up in an era where education about and destigmatization of mental illness is prevalent, and they are often receptive to the advice to talk openly about it. So as the adults in the conversation about mental health, how do we support our youth?

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The latest data shows the percentage of children entering Laguna Beach schools "kindergarten ready" continues to rise. Locally, 65.8 percent of students in the Laguna Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) are entering school ready for kindergarten*, higher than the Orange County rate of 52.9 percent.

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It has been nearly a decade since the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. This article takes a look at the importance of the role that school nutrition services play in the health and well-being of all students. 

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