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Family Meal Time in Colorado Springs

Family Meal Time in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs parents want to make sure that their kids spend time doing things that will help them be healthy and successful. Because of this, juggling the family schedule and prioritizing activities are a major part of parenting in the Briargate, Pine Creek, and Broadmoor areas.

With all this competition for your child’s time, you may be surprised to learn of the advantages Colorado Springs kids receive when families make time to eat dinner together.

Studies have shown that kids who have frequent family dinners benefit in the following ways:

Improved grades
Eating healthier meals
Less likely to try cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana
Increase in family communication
Less likely to become overweight or obese

If you want to help establish a more regular dinner time for your family, here are some tips for Denver, Colorado families. Start by setting a small goal, like sitting down for dinner twice a week, and then add days on after that. Next, involve the kids by letting them help plan and prepare the meals and set the table. Lastly, always make mealtime a technology-free zone: no TV or phones allowed!

And remember, even if you’re in a rush and have to pick up dinner at a local Briargate, Pine Creek, or Broadmoor restaurant, take the time to sit down together to eat. Your family will still enjoy many of these benefits.

My name is Kaye Anderson and I want to help Colorado Springs families to raise healthy, happy kids. I am the owner of a Denver, Colorado area home business that sells XeEnergy. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://KayeAnderson.youngevityonlinebeta.com/ or give me a call at 719-590-6239.

The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Lerche Davis, Jeanie, “Family Dinners Are Important”, WebMD, http://children.webmd.com/guide/family-dinners-are-important, accessed on Oct. 22, 2011

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I am Kaye Anderson, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in August 2010. I sell the industry-leading XeEnergy and XeEnergy online and in Colorado Springs, Briargate, Pine Creek, and Broadmoor. Our valued Denver, Colorado customers recommend XeEnergy because XeEnergy is filled with antioxidants and has a high ORAC value.

Pay it Forward is also a fantastic XeEnergy home-based business in the Denver, Colorado area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Pay it Forward, visit http://KayeAnderson.youngevityonlinebeta.com/.

Call me at 719-590-6239 to own your own XeEnergy business in Colorado Springs, Briargate, Pine Creek, or Broadmoor.

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Flu Shot Guidelines For Briargate Kids

Flu Shot Guidelines For Briargate Kids

Every year as winter approaches, many Briargate parents wonder if they should get their kids a flu shot.

Everyone gets the flu, right? Is it that big of a deal?

In most cases, the flu is an inconvenience, but not detrimental beyond missing a few days of school. However, Briargate pediatricians caution that it is extremely important for high risk kids to get a flu shot. Ditto if your child is in regular contact with a high risk person.

What qualifies a child as high risk? Briargate experts say that chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or asthma puts a child at greater risk because the flu can contribute to serious complications. Many Briargate doctors also recommend flu shots for all children under five years old. Briargate experts advise getting your child’s flu vaccination as early as possible, in August or September or as soon as it is available, to protect them through the entire season which generally lasts from October to April.

Remember that two shots are required for children under the age of eight, given four weeks apart, for full protection your first year of getting vaccinated. Just one shot per year is needed after that.

Flumist is a nasal spray vaccine that can be given to healthy children ages two and up, an option that can be more child friendly. Side effects from either method of vaccination may include runny nose, muscle aches, vomiting, or low grade fever. The new flu vaccines offer protection from both H1N1 and the seasonal flu.

For more information on current Briargate children’s health issues or to learn more about my XeEnergy health and wellness business, call me today!

Kaye Kaye Anderson
719-590-6239  xocaichocolates@comcast.net
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I am Kaye Anderson, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in August 2010. I sell the industry-leading XeEnergy and XeEnergy online and in Colorado Springs, Briargate, Pine Creek, and Broadmoor. Our valued Denver, Colorado customers recommend XeEnergy because XeEnergy is filled with antioxidants and has a high ORAC value.

Pay it Forward is also a fantastic XeEnergy home-based business in the Denver, Colorado area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Pay it Forward, visit http://KayeAnderson.youngevityonlinebeta.com/.

Call me at 719-590-6239 to own your own XeEnergy business in Colorado Springs, Briargate, Pine Creek, or Broadmoor.

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New Sunscreen Recommendations For Colorado Springs Infants

New Sunscreen Recommendations For Colorado Springs Infants Babies love to be outdoors on a sunny Denver, Colorado day, but a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that changes in the skin that lead to skin cancer may actually occur in a person’s first year. However, sunscreen is not recommended for Colorado Springs children under six months of age. What’s a parent to do?

Denver, Colorado parents should be aware that infants have a much higher body surface to volume ratio than adults. Because of this, babies absorb much more of the chemicals in the sunscreen.

In addition, younger babies don’t sweat as efficiently as those older, so they are at greater risk of becoming dehydrated, and sunscreen can impair effective cooling by perspiration.

Denver, Colorado parents should dress infants in protective clothing and hats and keep them in the shade. If needed, a little sunscreen can be used on the face and hands, where sunburns often occur in young Denver, Colorado children.

I am an independent XeEnergy consultant based in Colorado Springs. If you are interested in learning about nutritional products for your Denver, Colorado family, contact me today.

Kaye Anderson
http://KayeAnderson.youngevityonlinebeta.com/
719-590-6239
xocaichocolates@comcast.net

Join Pay it Forward today!

I am Kaye Anderson, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in August 2010. I sell the industry-leading XeEnergy and XeEnergy online and in Colorado Springs, Briargate, Pine Creek, and Broadmoor. Our valued Denver, Colorado customers recommend XeEnergy because XeEnergy is filled with antioxidants and has a high ORAC value.

Pay it Forward is also a fantastic XeEnergy home-based business in the Denver, Colorado area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Pay it Forward, visit http://KayeAnderson.youngevityonlinebeta.com/.

Call me at 719-590-6239 to own your own XeEnergy business in Colorado Springs, Briargate, Pine Creek, or Broadmoor.

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Organic Best For Denver, Colorado Kids

Organic Best For Denver, Colorado Kids

Food labels can be confusing for Denver, Colorado parents wanting to buy the most nutritious food possible for their families. The word ‘natural’ can convey wholesomeness–but that’s not always the case.

Look for more specific food labels like ‘organic’ which means, in fruits and vegetables, that the food is grown without pesticides. Some evidence suggests that organic fruits and vegetables contain higher amounts of vitamin C and other nutrients than non-organic.

The organic label on poultry, meat, and dairy means that no antibiotics, hormones, or pesticides are given to the animals, and the livestock are given only organic feed. ‘Organic’ livestock also must have access to the outdoors, and disease is prevented through natural methods.

‘Natural’ isn’t a term regulated by the FDA, so products with this label may still contain additives. Instead, look for the USDA organic badge, a guarantee that there is no high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, genetically modified ingredients, or artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.

Denver, Colorado children and infants are the most vulnerable to hormone and pesticide exposure due to their less-developed immune systems and their still-developing brains and bodies. Denver, Colorado parents who provide organic food support their child’s health now and in the future.

For more information on children’s nutrition and healthy supplements, call me to learn about XeEnergy today!

Kaye Anderson
http://KayeAnderson.youngevityonlinebeta.com/
719-590-6239
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Colorado Springs Children’s Heart Disease Risk

Colorado Springs Children's Heart Disease Risk

A growing number of Colorado children are developing high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and type 2 diabetes which are all risk factors for heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, there is credible evidence that cholesterol buildup in arteries begins in childhood.

A recent Australian study claims that lifestyle changes made before adulthood, such as healthy eating habits, exercise, and weight management are likely to reduce the risk for heart disease later in life.

The three main risk factors for Denver, Colorado children in developing high cholesterol are heredity, diet, and obesity. Visit with your Denver, Colorado doctor to have your own cholesterol checked to make sure your kids aren’t at risk.

When shopping at your Denver, Colorado grocery store, stock up on healthy snacks like nuts, dried fruit, and yogurt. Helping Denver, Colorado kids and Briargate make healthy lifestyle choices now prepares them to have healthy lifestyles as adults.

As a health and wellness business owner and Colorado Springs children’s advocate, I would love to share more information about children’s nutrition and healthy snacking. Please call or email me today.

Kaye Kaye Anderson   719-590-6239   xocaichocolates@comcast.net
Colorado Springs, Colorado  zip code 80920
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The Vitamin D/Sunscreen Dilemma In Pine Creek

The Vitamin D/Sunscreen Dilemma In Pine Creek For the past thirty years or so, dutiful Pine Creek parents have been slathering their children with sunscreen when the little swimmers or soccer players head out into the sun. Pine Creek dermatologists and oncologists have urged us to be vigilant about skin cancer risks.

That’s all well and good, right? Then we started hearing about the importance of Vitamin D.

As it turns out, millions of American children, many here in Pine Creek, are dangerously deficient in this elusive nutrient.

Vitamin D is important for bone health, cell growth, immune system function, and keeping inflammation in check. Ironically, researchers are finding evidence that Vitamin D can help prevent many types of cancer.

What’s a confused Pine Creek parent to do? Pine Creek pediatricians don’t encourage parents to stop protecting their children from sunburn, but many say that 5-20 minutes of unprotected exposure may help ensure that your child has adequate levels of Vitamin D. When it comes to sun exposure, a little goes a long way.

If you wonder whether your Pine Creek child needs Vitamin D supplements, talk to your Denver, Colorado pediatrician or primary care doctor.

This site is for Pine Creek people who are dedicated to improving the health of children in the Denver, Colorado area. I am Kaye Anderson. I sell a nutritional product that Pine Creek parents can feel good about. If you would like to try XeEnergy, contact me by phone or email.

 
Kaye Anderson
Colorado Springs, Colorado  zip code
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Healthy Snacks For Happy Studying In Colorado Springs

Healthy Snacks For Happy Studying In Colorado Springs

Welcome to my Denver, Colorado children’s health blog. My fifth grader’s elementary teacher recently sent home a note encouraging good homework habits for all of her Colorado Springs students. The note included this suggestion: ‘Eat a healthy snack before sitting down to study.’

My kids and I sat down to brainstorm some healthy snacks they could eat before beginning their homework each afternoon. After compiling our list we headed to our favorite Denver, Colorado grocery store to stock up on after-school snacks.

Here are my kids top ten healthy homework snacks!

Frozen grapes (or other favorite fruit)
String cheese
Fruit leather
Dried apricots
Nuts
Hummus with veggies
Yogurt
Celery dipped in peanut butter
Fruit smoothies
Popcorn

Denver, Colorado kids can focus better when they have healthy snacks handy. Another important thing to remember is that kids are more likely to eat healthy snacks if they can choose their favorites. I am a local XeEnergy representative and an advocate for children’s health in Colorado. To learn more about healthy snacking, contact me today at 719-590-6239 or xocaichocolates@comcast.net.

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Rethinking Denver, Colorado Schools

Rethinking Denver, Colorado Schools Welcome to today’s Healthy Denver, Colorado Children blog. This site is dedicated to promoting children’s health in the Denver, Colorado area.

Unless you have been living in a cave for the last 20 years, you have heard about the obesity epidemic among U.S. children.

There are many worthwhile programs in the Denver, Colorado community that promote healthy eating habits and increased exercise for our youngest residents. I came across an interesting article last week that focused on how the design of schools can affect children’s health in general and obesity rates in particular.

‘Many schools were planned without thought given to how students can safely walk or ride their bikes to school. Playgrounds have been cut from budgets. An overemphasis on competitive sports has created a disproportionate amount of funding going to a select group of high profile sports, while minimizing the opportunities for the majority of students who desperately need exercise.’ Joel K. Sims, AIA, “Designing Schools To Fight Childhood Obesity,” School Designer, May 2007, http://www.schooldesigner.com/Articles/Designing-Schools-to-Fight-Childhood-Obesity-Part-1.asp, accessed on May 16, 2011

Here are some suggestions for making schools fitness-friendly:

  • Incorporate features of professional health clubs
  • Partner with community fitness centers to create multi-use facilities
  • Combine electronic entertainment and exercise
  • Incorporate movement into lesson plans

As we plan for new and renovated Denver, Colorado schools, let’s take our children’s fitness into consideration. As Denver, Colorado parents and educators, we can also promote lesson plans that incorporate movement. I also believe we need to look at how our tax dollars are spent. Do competitive sports programs in Colorado receive more than their fair share of available funds? Could we better use this money to provide exercise opportunities for all Denver, Colorado children?

I encourage you to raise awareness of these issues in your Colorado city. The only thing that will spur change is if parents, educators, and government leaders work together to lower the obesity rates in our Colorado communities.

Kaye Anderson
719-590-6239
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Can Texting Help Colorado Springs Kids Eat Healthier?

Can Texting Help Colorado Springs Kids Eat Healthier?

Hello Colorado Springs parents. I ran across an article in Women’s Day magazine with some creative suggestions for helping children lose weight and develop sensible eating habits. (‘Is My Child Too Heavy,’ Women’s Day, June 2011, p. 102)

If you are one of the many Colorado Springs parents who is worried about your child’s weight, you might find these helpful:

  1. Have kids help you prepare meals. If they prepare healthy dishes, they are more likely to eat them.
  2. Encourage volunteering. ‘Boredom often goes hand-in-hand with overeating, volunteering keeps them busy and boosts self-esteem.’
  3. Limit eating to the kitchen table. Mindlessly snacking while watching TV or playing video games can add a significant amount of calories.
  4. Text a food journal. Handy texters (doesn’t that include every kid over the age of 12?) can more easily track their eating with the device they always have with them.

Colorado Springs children’s health is a priority for me. I am Kaye Kaye Anderson of Colorado Springs. I sell a nutritional product that kids eat like candy. My Colorado Springs customers use XeEnergy as a healthy treat for the whole family. To order XeEnergy, call me at 719-590-6239.

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Prevent Classroom Sickness In Briargate

Prevent Classroom Sickness In Briargate

To curb the spread of viruses, lice, and other kid’s health threats in Briargate schools, parents need to teach their kids proper hygiene practices and review them on a regular basis.

Here is a rundown of some unwelcome classroom visitors and steps to combat them:

  • Head lice: wash hands frequently, don’t share combs, hats, scarves.
  • Ringworm (skin infection with circular lesions, not actually caused by worms): keep sores covered, don’t share combs or clothing.
  • Pinkeye: vigilant hand washing can help stop the spread. Briargate parents should keep kids home if their eyes are pink or draining fluid.
  • Colds, flu, strep: anti-bacterial wipes and no-rinse hand sanitizer can supplement soap and water scrubbing. Remind kids not to share drinks, snacks, lotion, chap stick, and lip gloss.

Briargate children who know and practice these safeguards will be prepared when the next H1N1 threat visits Denver, Colorado.

I promote children’s health issues in Denver, Colorado. For information on my health business, contact me today.

Kaye Kaye Anderson
Colorado Springs, Colorado zip code 80920
719-590-6239 xocaichocolates@comcast.net
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