Category Archives : Pre-School

New research shows black American children at HIGHEST risk of being overweight

http://earthsky.org/science-wire/how-many-calories-does-it-take-to-reach-childhood-obesity-prevention-goals In particular, children and teens who currently have higher obesity rates would require larger energy gap reductions [more dietary restriction and more exercise] to reach the obesity rate goal. For instance, based on their current obesity rates, white youths would need a 46-calorie reduction...

Parents, immunise your children

Vaccination Week in the Americas will be taking place April 21-28, 2012. Do you have questions about regular immunizations? Do you have specific fears? Please share with us. Let us find the facts and understand together. Immunization is not personal its a matter of PUBLIC HEALTH and WELLNESS Parents, immunise your children – Health – […]

Policy Statement—Media Education ~American Academy of Pediatrics Sept 2010

There are numerous studies that demonstrate the dangers of over exposure to media for children. In this revised document from the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) new research is brought o bear on the rapidly expanding problem of electronic media and child development. Language delay, Obesity and Aggression are only a few of the developmental problems directly […]

Parents influence whether children eat fruits, vegetables

 Most children learn to like and eat vegetables before age 5 years. Most children learn their eating habits directly from their parents plate. NOW is the time.  A few important tips: 1) Children who SEE their parents eating fruits and vegetables are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables. 2) If you dont buy sodas […]

Our Food is Making us Sick

Have you ever wondered why some many children today are allergic to “every little thing”? This video will open your eyes to WHY food allergies are on the rise. What are you feeding your children? Is it real food? Do you know HOW every day products on supermarket shelves could be making them sick? Robyn O’Brien speaks clear and […]

Preparing for the Doctors Visit 2: What to carry

What to carry: Doctor’s Documents (The Doc’s docs) Be sure to walk with all of your “Doc’s docs”.  It is important to keep all documents related to your child’s health together in a waterproof “ziplock” style bag. Each child should have a clearly labelled bag of their own. These bags must be stored in a […]

Preparing for the Doctor’s Visit 1: Who and When

When to set appointments: Schedule a time that will allow you to arrive about 10-15 minutes early. This will give you leeway for those “unpredictables” like tantrums and bathroom visits. It will also give you enough time to complete the administrative paperwork prior to meeting the doctor. This is critical to the smooth running of […]