August 2009

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Global Briefs

Green Lunchrooms

Dozens of universities are doing away with lunch trays as a keystone in cutting cafeteria waste.

Safe Kids

The first non-invasive saliva screening kit has been released for parents to use to discover if their kids have been exposed to excessive levels of toxic lead.

Sexting Survey

A survey has found alarming statistics when it comes to teens and young adults sending nude or semi-nude pictures of themselves.

Good Food

Once the purview of a few farmers and fewer big agriculture lobbyists, today, everyday people have started to notice that federal farm legislation is also about the quality of our food and the environment.

Ethical Era

Business college graduates across the country are taking vows to act ethically in their professional careers and to consider a corporation's affect on its community and the public, its workers and the environment.

Bedtime Stories

Controversy is cooking as some parents find classic fairy tales too dark for storytelling to little ones. Here are some more recent favorites when it comes to bedtime stories.

Smokeless Home

Research conducted in Sweden has determined that its country’s teenagers are more positive today towards their parents’ attempts to discourage them from smoking than in the past.
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Health Briefs

Nature’s Prescription for ADHD

A Healthy Dose of Fresh Air Aids in Concentration

Hairspray and Birth Defects

Caution to Women Expecting a Boy

A Novel That Helps Kids Lose Weight

Reading this Book has Healthy Benefits

The Lowdown On Ad Glut

The Unhealthy Messages Being Sent to Our Youth

Most Medicated Population

U.S. Kids Prescribed More Psychotropic Medicine

Tea Helps Keep Teeth Healthy

Protect Your Smile with this Tasty Drink

Acupressure Calms Children Before Surgery

A Natural Way to Help Kids Relax

The Beet Goes On

Heart Healthy Benefits of Beet Juice
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Fit Body

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Conscious Eating

Smart Snacks

The trick to feeding your kids snacks is to provide choices that are quick, irresistible and healthy. Here’s how to mind the munchkins’ munchies with smart-snack strategies.

School Lunch Program

Our education system has traditionally held that reading, math, science and English classes form basic building blocks for success. But what lessons are our children learning daily in their school cafeteria? Good food advocates would like to see mandatory funding for Farm to School programs.
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Green Living

Green School Supplies

Billions of dollars are spent each year on school supplies for children, which impacts our environment greatly. Here are some things to remember when it comes to being eco-conscious with these purchases.
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Inspiration

A Conversation with Loretta LaRoche

Loretta LaRoche, author, speaker and corporate stress management consultant, was the winner of the 2007 National Humor Treasure award. Her seven books reflect the lighter side of her life philosophy.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness, the antidote to taking offense, isn’t easy; self-sacrifice is involved. But it carries a lighter price tag than nursing a feud or holding a grudge.
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Wise Words

A Conversation with Loretta LaRoche

Loretta LaRoche, author, speaker and corporate stress management consultant, was the winner of the 2007 National Humor Treasure award. Her seven books reflect the lighter side of her life philosophy.
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Healthy Kids

Smart Snacks

Feeding Your Child's Appetite in a Healthy Way
The trick to feeding your kids snacks is to provide choices that are quick, irresistible and healthy. Here’s how to mind the munchkins’ munchies with smart-snack strategies.

Calming Anxious Lives

A Holistic Approach to Parenting
A culture of hyper-parenting has emerged, in which kids are overscheduled and academically overloaded, and adult role models are more stressed than ever. Learn about ways to reduce your child's anxiety.

School Lunch Program

A Prime Opportunity to Serve Up Improvements
Our education system has traditionally held that reading, math, science and English classes form basic building blocks for success. But what lessons are our children learning daily in their school cafeteria? Good food advocates would like to see mandatory funding for Farm to School programs.

Green School Supplies

Eco-Savvy Shopping Just Got Easier
Billions of dollars are spent each year on school supplies for children, which impacts our environment greatly. Here are some things to remember when it comes to being eco-conscious with these purchases.

Connecting Kids to Community

Getting Youth Involved in a Good Cause
Before scheduling after-school soccer practice or cheerleading, why not consider committing to a different kind of extracurricular activity: community outreach.
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Natural Pet

Polite Leash Walking

A dog pulling on a leash is a common, but curable problem. You can teach your dog how to walk politely on a leash, using firm, positive approaches.