Studies Show Food Allergies are Side Effects of Childhood Obesity

Effects of childhood obesity and food allergies are widespread. Both childhood obesity and food allergies have become epidemics in the United States. Results from two separate studies show a probable cause. Obese children are 59% more likely to have IgE mediated food allergies than children of normal weight. (…)

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Search Online for Foods & Candies Without Artificial Dyes

Hate artificial dyes? As the Director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s Food and Health Program Dr. David Wallinga is pleased to announce a brand new web-based Brain Food SelectorTM. It is a database that will help the average person easily find foods containing artificial dyes. (…)

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Edward de Bono: His Lateral Thinking Philosophy Transforms U.K. Schools

Thinking Schools throw out traditional academic books. Their students don’t use exercise books. Instead the curriculum is taught entirely in seven themes such as problem solving and reasoning, creative development or knowledge and understanding of the world. All subjects are taught with creative thinking tools at the core. (…)

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Vitamin D Supplements for Children: What’s the Best Dose?

Most medical establishments warn that Vitamin D supplements are not something that you want to do naively, as it is a fat soluble vitamin that has known toxicity factors. So what’s fact? What’s fiction? And what is the proper supplemental amount for a kid who’s not drinking milk? I did some digging and this is what I’ve learned. (…)

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Sculpey Nature Prints: Fun Craft Project for Small Children

Try making Sculpey nature prints with your kids this weekend. It’s a fun little craft that even little ones can do. I recently read a great little post up about making sculpey nature prints with the kids on a craft blog. The pictures there will make you want to try them. If you haven’t used a polymer clay (such as Sculpey) and would prefer to work with something that you don’t have to bake, you can. An alternative material to try is Makins Clay. They have an air dry polymer clay. It’s easy to find at your local craft store, and you don’t have to worry about possibly baking toxins in your kitchen. Look for the bright green wrapper. (…)

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Kid Friendly Salad Recipe for Little Chefs

This Little Chef Salad is literally a salad made by my little chef, age 3, a former chicken nugget man turned foodie. Chef Gusteau’s famous line, “Anyone Can Cook” is absolutely true, all the way down to my pint-sized eager eater, my curious and determined three-year-old son. His eagerness in the kitchen has worked wonders on his appetite in the dining room…. (…)

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A Visit with Zoolidays Illustrator Rolandas Kiaulevicius

Our boys received a wonderful gift this year for the holidays- a beautiful hardcover copy of Zoolidays, Written by Bruce Glassman and illustrated by up and coming artist Rolandas Kiaulevicius. If that wasn’t enough they also got tickets to a wonderful show about that book and more called GIRO. This (…)

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