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Video Games That Make Kids Move Burn Calories

I guess if you can’t make them put down the controller and go outside, this is a way to make them sweat… “Interactive video games that require high-energy movement raised middle school kids’ metabolisms to levels typically seen with moderate or vigorous exercise, a new study finds. Researchers evaluated the effect of six forms of [...]

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Is Smoking In Rango Bad for Kids’ Health?

I am really surprised that Paramount didn’t consider not to put smoking in a kids movie…. “Paramount’s new animated film Rango has left many parents — and anti-tobacco advocacy groups — fuming over the portrayal of characters smoking cigarettes and cigars. In fact, there are more than 60 instances of smoking throughout the PG-rated Western, [...]

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What would happen if you cut back on the toys?

This is an interesting article. Kids need time to just imagine and play simply. “Boredom is the inventor of imagination and talent. Without an overscheduled calendar, children will be free to discover their genuine talents and interests.” “Too many toys. Too many electronic devices. Too many activities and playdates. In his controversial book, Simplicity Parenting, [...]

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Cap’n Crunch Will Not Retire, But He Probably Should

Is Cap’n Crunch retiring or not? Earlier this week, news reports noted that parent company PepsiCo had quietly removed the Quaker Oats spokescartoon from its first-string marketing roster — possibly under pressure from the White House and obesity experts to make kids’ food healthier. Then, on Thursday, Quaker Oats suddenly reinvigorated the Cap’n’s presence online. [...]

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Single-Sex Lunches Prove Beneficial to School Children

I just throw this out for discussion, but I know most schools won’t consider this as it is too outside the box… “Single-sex lunches are being introduced into schools as a way to improve eating habits. Not only have schools reported that kids are actually eating and also finishing their lunches, but they have also [...]

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Obamas decry bullying to help vulnerable children

Bullying has been a problem for many years, and we all need to work together to help these children… “No child should be afraid to go to school in this country, he said. “We all share a responsibility … to teach all children the Golden Rule: We should treat others the way we want to [...]

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Air travelers may have been exposed to measles

This woman walked through 4 airports exposing people to measles. Another clear example of how you could get exposed anywhere and why you need immunizations!! “Authorities said Saturday that a New Mexico woman later confirmed to have measles arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport late in the afternoon of Feb. 20. Two days later, the [...]

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Not getting enough sleep? Turn off the technology

Time to improve your “sleep hygiene” – turn those devices off! A survey by the National Sleep Foundation found that about 95% of respondents reported using electronic devices, such as TV and laptops, one hour before going to sleep, and about two-thirds said they don’t get enough sleep during the week. People ages 46 to [...]

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21,000 had whooping cough last year, CDC says

In another article that makes you want to make sure your child is fully immunized: The CDC reported Wednesday that whooping cough hit more than 21,000 people, many of whom are children and teens, in 2010 — a record high since 2005 and one of the worst years in more than five decades. CDC officials [...]

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Boston Officials Work to Contain Possible Measles Outbreak

Call us if you are not sure if your child is fully immunized against measles! “BOSTON – Health officials in Boston are working to contain a potential measles outbreak after a worker at the French consulate tested positive for the highly contagious illness, MyFoxBoston.com reported. About 80 employees in the Park Square building, located in [...]

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