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Archive for the ‘ Raising Healthy Children ’ Category

19 Feb

Feeling Presidential?

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites So, it’s Presidents’ Day. What’s the appropriate adjective? Happy Presidents’ Day? Merry Presidents’ Day? Oh Yeah It’s Presidents’ Day Again? Here’s the day’s most important health news, Apples: Unraveling Autism Autism news has been all over the place lately – first with the news that 1 in 150 children are autistic, […]

19 Feb

Holy Grails of Health

Taking a look at the health headlines this afternoon, I’m struck again by how much information is really disinformation, misinformation, and my personal favorite, uninformation (e.g. exercise is good! try to quit smoking! eat healthy!). Every day, I see the most sensational (but worthless), the most inaccurate, and the most outdated health information disseminated. Question […]

19 Feb

Weekly Health Challenge

Don’t let heredity become a nonrefundable ticket to the land of illness. Just because a disease or illness is common in your family doesn’t mean you have to accept it for you. The drug and medical industries like to tell us we can blame every flaw, problem and health issue on our genes. That’s really […]

16 Feb

In Preparation for Saturday Morning Cartoons

Cheap, unhealthy, garbage food that plays directly into children’s fantasies? General Mills calls it breakfast cereal. I call it manipulation. The Fuji calls it something that we just can’t print here. It’s a family show, after all.

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 […]

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