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Yes, 8th grade can be a challenging time for a teenager. Christina Altmayer faced all these tests growing up on New York’s Long Island. And then, tragically, another challenge literally landed on her doorstep.  “My mom’s sister died of cancer,” Altmayer recalled. “And then her husband – my uncle –  had died in a car accident. My mom said, ‘I have to take care of my sister’s children.’ I was one of six kids and suddenly we had nine kids in the house.”
Babies and toddlers need healthy teeth. Teeth play an important role in eating, speech development, and can even affect your baby’s ability to learn. Join First 5 LA and a panel of experts as we discuss the importance of good oral health for children and pregnant women, and share important information to help support healthy habits.
At the September 8 Commission meeting, highlights include a thank you to former First 5 LA Programs and Planning Chief Teresa Nuno, updates on Legacy Investments and First 5 LA/LA County Homelessness Coordination and a Strategic Plan Implementation Follow Up from the July Commission Meeting.
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