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Archive for the ‘ Raising Healthy Children ’ Category

13 Feb

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Nestle Crunch Sticks

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with Nestle Crunch Sticks. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, Nestle wants to make snacking more convenient and “keep consumers interested” with more crunchy sound […]

12 Feb

The Weekly Health Challenge

Yo, Apples! It’s time for a little pre-spring cleaning. This week’s challenge is to clean out the (kitchen) closet. Empty your fridge, your pantry, the cabinets, and the deep freeze out in the garage. If it’s not healthy, if it’s not recognizable, if it’s older than the Clinton administration, toss it. Don’t save unhealthy stuff […]

8 Feb

The Sisson Spoof

Diabetes goes portable! Introducing Crispy Cones, the new portable obesity device hitting food courts everywhere. I have to admit I’m baffled by the Crispy Cone website. Usually new food products don’t try to make a claim of health if they are obviously junk (processed meat, cheese and empty carbs? Come on!!!). I can cut “borderline” […]

6 Feb

You Best Be Clickin’

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: You won’t believe what we dug up! 1) Food producers are racist Or at least really, really devious. Not only does the food industry use emotional marketing ploys to get to children, they devote trunkloads of money and research finding ways to manipulate every possible demographic. The latest target: “utilizing” the […]

5 Feb

Wrinkle-Free News

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: The week’s off to an interesting start! Here’s the latest from the world of health. 1) Bird Flu Gets Real From those news nuts over at The Lede: Culling has begun in the UK to curtail bird flu. Regardless, nobody should be eating chicken nuggets. 2) This Just In: Kids Like […]

30 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Cocoa Puffs Milk ‘n Cereal Bars

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with Cocoa Puffs Milk ‘n Cereal Bars. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, isn’t breakfast the most important meal of the day? The Fuming Fuji […]

25 Jan

Get It While It’s Hot!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news, none of the preservatives. 1) Inflammation Causes Cancer This is huge news, so be sure to spread it! Scientists have long suggested a link between inflammation and cancer, but lacked conclusive evidence. Lo and behold… Inflammation is caused by many things. Among the most common culprits: injury, stress, […]

23 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Enhanced Soft Drinks

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with enhanced soft drinks. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, if we’re going to have soda, isn’t it better to enhance it with vitamins and […]

16 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Uncrustables

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with Uncrustables. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, what’s wrong with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich already made and ready to go? And no […]

12 Jan

Catch the Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: No, not that kind of buzz. Sheesh! Between us, Sisson’s still pretty steamed about the whole health care crisis, so we sent him on a hike. We hope you’re about to go do something fun and active, too (it’s the weekend, for goodness’ sake!). But catch the latest buzz before you […]

11 Jan

Got News?

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: You’ll want to click out today’s most interesting news, Apples: 1) We Promise, This Is the Last Dairy Discussion …for a while, anyway. This is merely to highlight the general conclusion that can be had from all the various dairy-makes-you-skinny debates: dairy obviously does not make you skinny enough. If dairy […]

9 Jan

Spice Things Up

Heat in the hopper is a cancer stopper. Clickativity!

9 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Gogurt

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with Gogurt. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, isn’t calcium on-the-go better than a popsicle? The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: Apparently, kids can’t […]

2 Jan

Vitamins Good for Kids, Too

Here’s a great little study on the important role supplementing plays in child development. Clickativity!

2 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Pita Chips

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with pita chips. But Fuming Fuji, you ask, aren’t pita chips healthy? The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: The Fuming Fuji was blinded […]

26 Dec

Take 2 Bites & We’ll See You in the Morning

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites 1. Ririan Rocks We love how the posts over at Ririan make life so much easier and more productive. Check out the essential tips for good sleep – and we’ll add one to the list… Spend 5 or 10 minutes before bed doing one of the following: – Journaling (write your […]

26 Dec

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Children’s Restaurant Menus

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with children’s restaurant menus. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, kids are so picky – restaurants have to offer what kids will eat, right? The […]

22 Dec

Fun Clicks

WORKER BEES’ DAILY BITES 1) Mistletoe Won’t Cure Anything…But It Still Breaks the Ice The holiday version of snake oil? 2) Baby Einstein or Go Fish? Fish oil is superior to both olive oil and annoying videos when it comes to raising smart kids. Technorati Tags: Baby Einstein, fish oil, snake oil, mistletoe

22 Dec

The Trees Aren’t Stressin’

Of course, they are trees. Sara here, with a few extra holiday tips: – Consider having your holiday meal delivered from a nice restaurant. No one will know. Really. And you can always bribe that little nephew who figures it out. (There’s always one, isn’t there?) – Hire a maid service from one of those […]

20 Dec

Generation XXL

Health Day News published an article on children’s health this morning, and here’s the quote that made me pause: “Being overweight or obese is the most important health issue facing children in the United States, a new survey finds.” I remember a time when the most important health issue a kid had to think about […]

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