Category: Green Health Children

USDA New School Lunch Standards Announced By First Lady Michelle Obama & Rachael Ray & Vilsack

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The USDA new school lunch standards were announced yesterday by First Lady Michelle Obama, celebrity chef Rachael Ray, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the Parklawn elementary school in Alexandra, VA, thus making the days of square pizzas and beef burritos in school cafeterias numbered. First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced …

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Childhood Obesity: Childhood Obesity Facts Include Increased Heart Conditions

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Unfortunately, childhood obesity is a significant problem, and it is not only a condition that affects the childhood of the obese individual. Being obese as a child increases your risk for heart conditions in adulthood. In fact, obesity in children has been called a warning sign of heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease …

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Consequences of Cyber Bullying Teenage Cyber Bullying Can Cause Depression

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Some of the consequences of cyber bullying and for a teenage cyber bullying can lead to depression. Does your teen suffer from depression? Maybe you are a teen yourself and find yourself struggling with feelings of despair. The relatively new phenomenon brings a new dimension to the all-to-common problem of peer bullying, and just plain …

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How to Keep Your Kids Away from Toxic Art Supplies

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Just how do you keep your kids away from toxic art supplies, and because manufacturers of these supplies are not required to list ingredients on their products, it’s hard for the consumer to know what is toxic and what isn’t. The “non-toxic” label can’t necessarily be trusted. For example, certain brands of crayons labeled “non-toxic” …

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Child Safety How to Keep Your Kids Safe With a Child Proof Home

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Are you concerned with child safety and want to keep your kids safe with a child proof home? Is your house safe for your kids? We often think of safety hazards as sharp edges or open sockets. But, what about some common items around the house and could they become poisons in the wrong hands …

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Pesticides in Food The Dirty Dozen Foods List Plus++ & Safest Food to Buy 2012

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Pesticides in food, the dirty dozen foods list ++ and the safest food to buy 2012 that have the least amount of pesticides in them comes on the heels of the Environmental Working Group’s annual “Dirty Dozen” report for 2012 which was just released. The EWG has named the fruits and vegetables that rank the …

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Anorexia Symptoms And Teens How to Help An Anorexic Teen as a Parent

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Many teens, both male and female, struggle with their body image and Anorexia, so they may feel ugly, fat or awkward, and can lead to them becoming an anorexic. This struggle can lead to eating disorders. One of the more notable eating disorders is Anorexia which is an eating disorder whereby a teen literally starves …

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How To Get Better Grades Does a Healthy Lunchbox Mean Better Grades at School?

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Can a healthy lunchbox be the key of how to get better grades? The role of nutrition in children’s health is becoming better known, but some people are still new to the concept of nutrition’s effect on the brain. Good nutrition is essential to the proper development and growth of children’s brains. Thus, what you …

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Toy Safety Tips Buying Safe Toys for Christmas

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With these toy safety tips, buying safe toys for Christmas may be a little easier this year. Unfortunately, the safety of children’s toys has come under scrutiny lately. From lead paint recalls to small parts that pose a choking hazard, it’s good to be careful when buying your children’s Christmas presents. Here are some tips …

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Back to Nature How to Encourage Today’s Housebound Children to Explore the Great Outdoors

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Years ago, summertime meant the sound of children playing in neighborhood yards. These days, however, yards remain silent as kids are camped out in front of computers, televisions, and video games. To help the health of our children and get them in touch with nature, we need to get them back outside. Here are some …

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