All children deserve a chance.
Not just any chance, but a true opportunity
To have a childhood.
To reach their fullest potential.
More children are struggling with mental health issues today than ever before. In fact, behavioral and emotional disorders affect thousands of children right here in our community. And it is a sad truth that two-thirds of these kids never receive the help they need.
The good news is that treatment does work for those who receive it.
Child Guidance Center is dedicated to providing child-centered, family-focused mental health services in Lincoln. Utilizing a combination of unique programs and proven strategies to meet every individual's needs, we serve more than 2,000 children and adolescents each year.
The services we provide are available to all youth throughout the community, regardless of financial ability.
Posted on 07/22/2013
According to the Tufts University Food Awareness Project, the average bite of food travels 1,300 miles before it gets eaten. These vehicles pollute the air and contribute to global warming. The best solution? Eat locally and seasonally.
Check labels at grocery stores (opting for locally grown produce) or choose to shop at farmers’ markets whenever seasonally possible.
Need some good options for eating seasonally this summer? Check out this list of produce available mid to late summer (as well as some ideas on how to prepare each):
Arugula salad with watermelon and feta
Frozen watermelon margarita
Vodka infused watermelon
Strawberry shortcake (ah, the classics)
Balsamic spiked strawberries
Strawberry fruit leathers
Strawberry lemonade muffins
Strawberries with Greek yogurt
Raspberry truffle cake (recipe available at SouthernLiving.com)
Raspberry-chocolate chip frozen yogurt
Raspberry jam (nothing says breakfast like some homemade jam on a biscuit)
Raspberry-Almond Crumb Tart
Triple berry crisp (use blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries!)
Blackberry and goat cheese salad
Whole-wheat blackberry bread with dark chocolate chips
Blueberry flax pancakes
Blueberry zucchini bread
Blueberry sour cream coffee cake
Stuffed chicken thighs (stuff them with spinach, parmesan and basil and toss on the grill)
Cantaloupe salad with mint vinaigrette
Fresh fruit salad (oldie but a goodie)
Grilled fruit kebabs
Cantaloupe Italian ice
Mexican roasted corn salad with buttermilk dressing
Roasted fresh corn, poblano and cheddar pizza
Grilled corn with chipotle butter
Sweet corn ice cream (Odd? Yes. Delicious? Possibly—give it a try and let us know.)
Quick pickle recipe
Cucumber water (oh so refreshing)
Let this list serve as a jumping off point for your summer cooking. Grab a group of friends or check out restaurants that serve fresh and local produce. Either way now is a great time to enjoy some tasty summer dishes while eating environmentally.