Archive for the ‘Child Health’ Category

3 Tips For Improving Dallas Kids’ Attention Spans

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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Hello Texas parents! Today in the Dallas Children’s Health Blog, we are going to look at various ways to lengthen kids’ attention spans. An increased attention span can improve learning ability as well as behavior and is an important aspect of kids health in Fort Worth.

1. Find an activity that will hold their attention. This might mean that you need to experiment with different types of toys and crafts. One child might enjoy building blocks while another may become engrossed in an art project. There are many craft and hobby stores in the Houston, Austin, and Fort Worth area where parents can get great ideas.

2. Recorded stories are a wonderful resource for increasing attention spans. Have your child lie on the floor and close their eyes, then play a recorded story. When it’s finished, have your child retell the story to you. Local Dallas libraries are perfect for finding recorded books and stories. Or you can download audio books for your iPad or other electronic reader.

3. Make sure that your child is using age-appropriate toys, crafts, and media. Age recommendations can be very helpful when deciding what activities will effectively engage your child.

Remember that it’s natural for different children to have varying attention spans, but the attention span of all kids should improve with age.

I’m Nelson Grady and I am passionate about helping Texas parents raise healthy and happy kids. I try to keep apprised on the latest in proper nutrition, childhood obesity, and immunizations. I am the owner of my own Dallas home business that promotes x power square. If you are interested in learning more, please visit my website at chocolateisfood.com or give me a call at 469-888-0014.

consultant Nelson Grady
Dallas, Texas 75270
469-888-0014
nelson@chocolateisfood.com
x power cookie
x power square


The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Paxton, Jackie, & Shoemake, Teresa, “Fun Ways to Increase Children’s Attention Span”, http://www.atu.edu/research/ProfessionalDevelopmentGrants/06-07/JackiePaxton/Final_Report-Fun_Ways_to_Increase_Children_s_Attention_Span.pdf, accessed on October 10, 2013

Join Team X 88 today!

I am Nelson Grady, and I am a Dallas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in November 2007. I sell the industry-leading x power cookie and x power square online and in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston. Our valued Dallas customers recommend x power square because x power square allows me the freedom of running my own business from home.

Team X 88 is also a fantastic x power cookie home-based business in the Dallas area. Texas entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Texas healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Team X 88, visit chocolateisfood.com.

Call me at 469-888-0014 to own your own x power cookie business in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston.

3 Easy Ways For Dallas Kids to Get More Antioxidants

Friday, November 29th, 2013

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Because antioxidants are associated with cell damage and cell death, parents in the Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston area often mistakenly assume that antioxidants are only important for adults and the elderly, those with more visible cell death and damage. But that simply isn’t the case. Everyone needs antioxidants for their health, even kids.

Antioxidants work their magic by protecting cells from free radicals. Free radicals are a by-product of the normal metabolic processes that take place in everyone’s bodies (even kids!) all the time. Free radicals may also occur from pollutants, such as cigarette smoke, or when the body breaks down certain medicines.

Free radicals damage cells through oxidation. You might remember from chemistry class that this is the same process that causes an apple slice to turn brown. During oxidation in the cells, DNA can be damaged and changed, which can create the beginnings of disease. A chain reaction of damage can also occur with one damaged molecule becomes a free radical itself and then damages another, and so on.

Now that you know their importance, here are 3 great ways to get more antioxidants into your kids’ diets.

1. Get more veggies on their plates at dinner time and in their lunch boxes

2. Make fruit the snack of choice for your family

3. When buying processed snacks, choose those fortified with antioxidants.

My name is Nelson Grady and I sell x power cookie in the Dallas and Dallas areas. If you are interested in learning more about how x power cookie can be a part of your child’s healthy lifestyle, call me today at 469-888-0014.

consultant Nelson Grady
Dallas, Texas 75270
469-888-0014
nelson@chocolateisfood.com
x power cookie
x power square

Join Team X 88 today!

I am Nelson Grady, and I am a Dallas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in November 2007. I sell the industry-leading x power cookie and x power square online and in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston. Our valued Dallas customers recommend x power square because x power square allows me the freedom of running my own business from home.

Team X 88 is also a fantastic x power cookie home-based business in the Dallas area. Texas entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Texas healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Team X 88, visit chocolateisfood.com.

Call me at 469-888-0014 to own your own x power cookie business in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston.

Old-School Snacks For Dallas Kids

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Less Meat, More Plants For Healthier Fort Worth Kids

What does it take to make a healthy snack? The aisles at every Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston grocery store are lined with packages that claim to be healthy and to contain the newest, most exciting vitamin or mineral. But is that really what makes a snack healthy?

Chances are that the answer is no. A lot of the foods that make healthy snacks are not the ones that you find packaged in the middle of the supermarket. Rather, they are what we would consider plain old food.

Plain old food has the advantage of being unprocessed and free of chemicals and preservatives. So, let’s take a look at these seemingly boring snack ingredients.

Cheese is a real protein powerhouse for your kids, so a little goes a long way. For a fun twist, try using cookie cutters to make shapes that your kids will love to gobble up!

Peanut butter and childhood go together like, well, peanut butter and jelly. Ants on a log, peanut butter spread on celery with raisins is always a fun treat. If your child has peanut allergies, you can always substitute almond butter in most recipes.

Low-fat yogurt is probably a favorite of your child’s already, but this versatile source of calcium has plenty of tricks up its sleeves. Try adding berries, or something crunchy like granola or whole-grain cereal. And, in the hot summer months, a yogurt pop can really hit the spot.

The humble egg isn’t just for breakfast anymore. Hard-boiled eggs kept in the fridge might be one of the most convenient ways to enjoy this high-protein snack.

As you can see, the secret to children’s nutrition might just be that there is no secret at all. Find real food, make it into a snack, and ignore the claims made by processed, pre-packaged food.

Hi. My name is Nelson Grady and I am passionate about kids health in Fort Worth. I want to help parents in and around Dallas to raise healthy, happy children. One way I do this by discussing important issues in my Children’s Health Blog, such as childhood obesity in Houston, immunization schedules, and safety.

I own a home based business in Dallas that sells x power square. If you would like to learn more, call me at 469-888-0014 or visit me on the web at http://chocolateisfood.com.

Thanks so much for reading, Dallas parents!

The following online article was used to write this post:
http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/feeding/healthy-eating/the-20-best-snacks-for-kids/#page=4, accessed on September 4, 2013.

Join Team X 88 today!

I am Nelson Grady, and I am a Dallas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in November 2007. I sell the industry-leading x power cookie and x power square online and in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston. Our valued Dallas customers recommend x power square because x power square allows me the freedom of running my own business from home.

Team X 88 is also a fantastic x power cookie home-based business in the Dallas area. Texas entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Texas healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Team X 88, visit chocolateisfood.com.

Call me at 469-888-0014 to own your own x power cookie business in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston.

Music is Magic for Dallas Kids

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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Parents in and around Dallas know that healthy kids need proper nutrition, lots of exercise, and well-rounded lives. It’s also safe to say that for all children, a well-rounded life should include music in one form or another.

Studies have shown that music does so much more than simply entertain!

Did you know that children who are involved in some kind of musical training during school perform better in math and science? They also develop better coordination, do better in reading, concentrating, and goal setting. Studies show that students who are involved in a music education program also perform better on their SATs, and are more likely to attend college.

While it’s ideal for Houston, Austin, and Fort Worth parents to start their kids young, it is never too late to learn a musical instrument. Music stores in the Dallas area will have great advice on age-appropriate music lessons and teachers for your curious child.

But lessons aren’t the only way! Keep an eye out in the Dallas community for musical events such as church, school, and community performance programs. Check with Houston, Austin, and Fort Worth libraries, websites, and community centers for more information.

Keep up the good work, Dallas parents! Your children are lucky to have you to help them stay safe, healthy, and happy!

My name is Nelson Grady and I am very interested in kids health in Fort Worth. I am the owner of a Dallas area home business that sells x power square. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at chocolateisfood.com or give me a call at 469-888-0014.

consultant Nelson Grady
Dallas, Texas 75270
469-888-0014
nelson@chocolateisfood.com
x power cookie
x power square


The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Brown, Laura Lewis, “The Benefits of Music Education”, http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-benefits-of-music-education/, accessed on October 10, 2013

Join Team X 88 today!

I am Nelson Grady, and I am a Dallas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in November 2007. I sell the industry-leading x power cookie and x power square online and in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston. Our valued Dallas customers recommend x power square because x power square allows me the freedom of running my own business from home.

Team X 88 is also a fantastic x power cookie home-based business in the Dallas area. Texas entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Texas healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Team X 88, visit chocolateisfood.com.

Call me at 469-888-0014 to own your own x power cookie business in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston.

3 Critical Toy Safety Rules For Dallas Parents

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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Between holidays and birthdays, there are plenty of opportunities for gift giving in the Dallas area, so parents are often on the lookout for toys to give at the next big event. Toys can promote children’s health by stimulating the mind, encouraging imagination, or by getting kids moving around and exercising. But whatever toy you choose, make sure it is safe.

Next time you are browsing the toy aisle of your favorite Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston department store, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind.

1. Be sure that you purchase toys that suit the child’s age and abilities. Buying a toy that is meant for older children is a possible safety hazard and should always be avoided.

2. Once you’ve chosen an age-appropriate toy, read all of the enclosed instructions before allowing your kids to play with it.

3. This can be difficult when you have children of differing ages, but you should always make sure that older kids play with toys containing small parts away from younger children, and never allow them to leave the game pieces unattended.

And, speaking of gifts, remember that ribbons and strings should be taken away immediately after a gift or toy is unwrapped.

My name is Nelson Grady and I am passionate about kids health in Fort Worth. I want to help parents in and around Dallas to raise healthy children and I do this by discussing important issues in my Children’s Health Blog, such as proper nutrition, immunization schedules, and safety.

I own a home based business here in Dallas that sells x power square. If you would like to learn more, call me at 469-888-0014 or visit me on the web at http://chocolateisfood.com.

Thanks for reading, Dallas parents!

The following webpage was consulted for this post:
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/Holiday-Safety-Tips.aspx, accessed on August 15, 2013.

Join Team X 88 today!

I am Nelson Grady, and I am a Dallas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in November 2007. I sell the industry-leading x power cookie and x power square online and in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston. Our valued Dallas customers recommend x power square because x power square allows me the freedom of running my own business from home.

Team X 88 is also a fantastic x power cookie home-based business in the Dallas area. Texas entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Texas healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Team X 88, visit chocolateisfood.com.

Call me at 469-888-0014 to own your own x power cookie business in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston.

The Dallas Children’s Health Blog: Your Source For Helpful Information

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Nutrition for Dallas children

Hi! My name is Nelson Grady of Dallas. I own a home based business that sells x power square. I am passionate about helping Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston parents raise happy and healthy kids. That is why I started the Children’s Health Blog. Today I would like to explain what the blog can do for you.

There truly is a wealth of children’s health and wellness information on the internet, but sometimes it can feel a bit like getting a drink from a fire hose. In my blog, I try to distill this information into helpful tips that busy Dallas parents can really use.

Some of the topics that I am most concerned with are proper nutrition, childhood obesity, and immunization schedules.

Keeping our kids healthy can really be a challenge these days. They seem to be eating more junk food, watching more television, and playing outside less and less. But having healthy children is possible. Visit the blog often to find out how!

If you would like to discuss any children’s health issues, or if you would like to know more about my home business and the x power square that I sell, please feel free to give me a call at 469-888-0014. You can also visit my website at chocolateisfood.com or email me at nelson@chocolateisfood.com.

Contact me today!

consultant Nelson Grady
Dallas, Texas 75270
469-888-0014
nelson@chocolateisfood.com
x power cookie
x power square

Join Team X 88 today!

I am Nelson Grady, and I am a Dallas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in November 2007. I sell the industry-leading x power cookie and x power square online and in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston. Our valued Dallas customers recommend x power square because x power square allows me the freedom of running my own business from home.

Team X 88 is also a fantastic x power cookie home-based business in the Dallas area. Texas entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Texas healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Team X 88, visit chocolateisfood.com.

Call me at 469-888-0014 to own your own x power cookie business in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston.

How Does Nature Make Fort Worth Kids Happier?

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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Hello Dallas parents! Welcome the the Dallas Kid’s Health Blog. I’m sure most of you know how important it is for your kids health to spend time outdoors each and every day. But it may be even more important than you think.

Just like proper nutrition, immunizations, and vitamins, getting outside is essential for your child’s health.

One reason if for the natural light of the outdoors. This natural light keeps kids alert and healthy. Also, exposure to this light in the morning has a way of setting children’s internal clocks to promote better sleep and earlier bedtimes. (And what Houston parent doesn’t want earlier bedtimes?!) Another reason is that nature soothes and comforts children in safe, healthy ways. Studies have shown that children have better ability to focus with increased time outdoors. This will translate to more productive learning time as well as more tranquility in the home. Lastly, outdoor exercise is superior to indoor exercise because it promotes more physically vigorous play like jumping, running, and tumbling. These are all of the things that Austin area parents are always telling their kids to stop doing in the living room!

Arrange your family’s schedule so that your children have time to explore the Dallas outdoors, and everyone will be better for it!

My name is Nelson Grady and I want to help Dallas families to raise healthy, happy kids. I am the owner of a Dallas area home business that sells x power square. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at chocolateisfood.com or give me a call at 469-888-0014.

The following online article was used for this post: “Green Time for Sleep Time”, http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There/Why-Be-Out-There/Benefits/Green-Time-Sleep-Time.aspx, accessed on Aug 16, 2013.

Join Team X 88 today!

I am Nelson Grady, and I am a Dallas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in November 2007. I sell the industry-leading x power cookie and x power square online and in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston. Our valued Dallas customers recommend x power square because x power square allows me the freedom of running my own business from home.

Team X 88 is also a fantastic x power cookie home-based business in the Dallas area. Texas entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Texas healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Team X 88, visit chocolateisfood.com.

Call me at 469-888-0014 to own your own x power cookie business in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston.

4 Things Your Dallas Pediatrician Wants You To Know

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Fort Worth Kids Vitamins

The health of their children is a top priority for parents in the Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston areas, and that’s why having a good relationship with your child’s pediatrician is important. From well-child check-ups to children’s immunizations to flu shots, these healthcare providers are there when parents need them.

Today in the Dallas Children’s Health Blog, we want to give you a look into some of the issues facing pediatricians, especially those issues that they may have difficulty discussing with parents.

1. A cold is a cold is a cold, even if they call it something different. There are lots of names for the common cold, like “viral rhinosinusitis” or “purulent rhinitis”. They might sound fancy, but if your kids has it, it really just means they have a cold. Many pediatricians use these terms so parents don’t feel like their being sent away from the office with an overly-simple diagnosis.

2. Old wives’ tales and internet health sites are no substitutes for professional medical advice! There are many rumors that have no scientific basis, but some patients insist on bringing their child in because an older member of the family noticed something (think green snot or ear tugging). Also, while the internet is filled with great information, it is also teeming with sensationalized and nonscientific sites that can be downright dangerous. Pediatricians just want parents to be safe and well-informed when choosing how to treat their child.

3. Fevers are scary, but for children over 3 months old, there is no magic number where a fever becomes dangerous. However, accompanying symptoms like lethargy, rash, or inconsolable crying are cause for concern.

4. Scheduling is not an exact science.
No one likes to camp out in the waiting room, but, once in a while, a patient requires a little extra care, and this can throw the schedule off for the day. However, one day that patient may be your child, and you’ll want that schedule-ruining extra care as well.

My name is Nelson Grady and I want to help Dallas families to raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition for children and childhood obesity are often on my mind. I am the owner of a direct sales Dallas area home business that sells x power square.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at chocolateisfood.com or call me at 469-888-0014.

consultant Nelson Grady
Dallas, Texas 75270
469-888-0014
nelson@chocolateisfood.com
x power cookie
x power square

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.parents.com/health/doctors/top-10-confessions-of-a-pediatrician/?page=1, accessed on August 15, 2013

Join Team X 88 today!

I am Nelson Grady, and I am a Dallas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in November 2007. I sell the industry-leading x power cookie and x power square online and in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston. Our valued Dallas customers recommend x power square because x power square allows me the freedom of running my own business from home.

Team X 88 is also a fantastic x power cookie home-based business in the Dallas area. Texas entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Texas healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Team X 88, visit chocolateisfood.com.

Call me at 469-888-0014 to own your own x power cookie business in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston.

Critical Bike Safety Rules For Fort Worth Parents

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Fort Worth Kids Vitamins

Parents in the Dallas, Austin, and Houston area who want to encourage their children to be active and healthy have probably considered bike riding. This is a great option for kids, so today in the Dallas Kid’s Health Blog we want to point out some basic principles of bicycle safety.

Don’t compromise on the helmet, parents!
No matter how short the excursion is, insist that your child wear a helmet each time they ride their bike. Helmets can be purchased at any bike store and at most big box stores in the 75270 area. And remember the power of example when it comes to children’s health (this means you need to wear your helmets too, mom and dad!).

Patience is important as your child develops biking skills. Don’t take off the training wheels until the child is ready and hold off on hand brakes until your child is an experienced rider. Remember that kids grow fast. Last year’s bike may now be too small.

Oversized bikes pose a safety risk. Take your child with you to your Dallas or Austin store when you purchase a bike so that you can make sure it is the proper size.

Active kids are healthy kids, and I want to do all I can to promote kids health in Fort Worth. My name is Nelson Grady and I work from my Dallas home business selling x power square. If you would like to learn more, please give me a call at 469-888-0014 or visit me on the web at http://chocolateisfood.com.

consultant Nelson Grady
Dallas, Texas 75270
469-888-0014
nelson@chocolateisfood.com
x power cookie
x power square


The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Summer-Safety-Tips.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token, accessed on July 15, 2013

Join Team X 88 today!

I am Nelson Grady, and I am a Dallas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in November 2007. I sell the industry-leading x power cookie and x power square online and in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston. Our valued Dallas customers recommend x power square because x power square allows me the freedom of running my own business from home.

Team X 88 is also a fantastic x power cookie home-based business in the Dallas area. Texas entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Texas healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Team X 88, visit chocolateisfood.com.

Call me at 469-888-0014 to own your own x power cookie business in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston.

4 Benefits Of Texas Skate Parks

Friday, July 19th, 2013

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Kids love to move, and if given opportunities to participate in activities they enjoy, most will get regular exercise. Dallas youth who exercise and eat a healthy diet are less likely to be overweight.

If your child likes to skateboard, in-line skate, or ride a scooter, then you should check out the skate parks in the area. While no activity involving wheels is completely risk-free, skate parks have several advantages.

1. Skate parks provide an area away from moving vehicles.
2. No one should ever skate or ride a scooter alone, so the communal nature of a skate park is a built-in safety feature.
3. Skating in business and public areas is usually prohibited because of safety hazards and the damage that results from skating on stairs, ledges, handrails, and other structures.
4. Skate park features are designed by professionals, unlike homemade jumps, half pipes, ramps, and rails.

Children using Dallas area skate parks should be familiar with and abide by all posted rules. In addition, participants should wear helmets and other protective gear.

My name is Nelson Grady and I am passionate about kids health in Fort Worth. I want to help Dallas area families discover outdoor activities that provide a fun way to exercise.

I sell x power square. If you would like to learn more about this residual income opportunity, please contact me at 469-888-0014.

consultant Nelson Grady
Dallas, Texas 75270
469-888-0014
nelson@chocolateisfood.com
x power cookie
x power square

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Summer-Safety-Tips.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token, accessed on July 15, 2013

Join Team X 88 today!

I am Nelson Grady, and I am a Dallas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in November 2007. I sell the industry-leading x power cookie and x power square online and in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston. Our valued Dallas customers recommend x power square because x power square allows me the freedom of running my own business from home.

Team X 88 is also a fantastic x power cookie home-based business in the Dallas area. Texas entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Texas healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Team X 88, visit chocolateisfood.com.

Call me at 469-888-0014 to own your own x power cookie business in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston.