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Health Groups Hope “Hungry Caterpillar” Will Help Fight Fat

I loved to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to my children, and I am glad they are using it to broaden the message of healthy eating. “The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Academy of Pediatrics are hoping a hungry caterpillar will take a bite out of childhood obesity. The two groups are [...]

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Study: Kids prefer taste of food from cartooned packages

Cool Study looking at cartoons on cereal boxes. Avoid walking down the cereal aisle with your kids!! “•Kids who ate the cereal with the penguin characters on the box reported liking it better than kids who ate the cereal without the characters. •The cereal’s name had an influence on taste perception, too. When there was [...]

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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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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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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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Kids Learn to Work Together Early, Study Finds

This is a cool study that looks at when children learn a sense of fairness. Kids are amazing… “Some adults may want to take a lesson from young children who’ve demonstrated that even at the early age of 3, children have a sense of what’s fair, researchers say. The study authors found that children shared [...]

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Study: Average of 26 children hurt by cribs every day

“A baby’s crib is often one of the few places where parents can place their child and feel OK leaving the baby unattended. It’s the focal point of most nurseries, a must-have item on many baby registries. Yet an average of 26 children suffer a crib-related injury every day, according to a new study in [...]

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More Cases of the Flu here this week…

We have had more cases of Influenza A this week then before. Classic flu with fever cough headache body aches and all. If your child has the flu, and is particularly sick with it, please give us a call. Here is an article about The Flu from the AAP.

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