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By Tesia Galvan
Staff Writer 

Public Health issues screen-free challenge

Special week encourages children age 3 through eighth grade to go without devices


September 6, 2016

WORLAND – Challenge your kids to remain “screen free” for a couple of hours every day next week with Public Health’s “Screen Free Week.”

Washakie County Public Health is challenging families with children aged 3 to eighth grade to remain screen free from the week of Sept. 12 – 16 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Washakie County Public Health Nurse Manager Amanda Heinemeyer, RN, BSN, said they are starting the event because, “Being screen free is a fun way to reduce our dependence on digital entertainment, including television, video games, smartphones, tablets and computers. It’s a chan...

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