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Naples Kids Need A Healthy Plant-Based Diet

Naples Kids Need A Healthy Plant-Based Diet

One of the best things you can do for your Naples kids is to help them love plant foods. Kids who are exposed to a wide variety of live foods when they are young are more likely to continue eating them when they are grown.

Why are plant foods so important for Naples families?

Plant-based foods have vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and protein. Live foods are generally low-fat, low-sodium, and, if unprocessed, have less toxins than processed foods.

Let’s help our Naples kids eat better than most of us Naples adults have eaten for the past three generations.

There is more to a plant-based diet than broccoli and carrots. Here are some plant-based meal and snack ideas to inspire you:

  • Legumes: beans, peas, lentils (hummus, black bean burritos, vegetarian chile)
  • Nuts and seeds: pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, (sunflower seeds on salads, granola with almonds, trail mix with nuts instead of M&Ms)
  • Whole grains: barley, spelt, millet, rye, quinoa, brown rice (spelt bread, whole wheat pasta, stir-fry with brown rice)
  • Fresh and dried fruit: bananas, berries, citrus, melons (blueberry barley pancakes, fruit plate with yogurt-honey dip, dried apricots in brown bag lunches)
  • Veggies: (mashed sweet potatoes, spinach salad with raspberry vinaigrette, pizza with green pepper, mushrooms and onion instead of pepperoni)

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Creative Lunch Ideas For Your Port Charlotte Kids

Creative Lunch Ideas For Your Port Charlotte Kids

If your kids are tired of eating the same lunch every day, then today’s Sarasota kid’s health blog is for you!

Instead of the old standby PB and J, put a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter in a plastic container. Then give your child healthy things to dip into it, like whole wheat crackers, celery, or apple slices.

Bento boxes are a fun way to to pack a creative and eye-catching lunch. Originating in Japan, bento boxes have small compartments to separate elements of a meal and can be found at many Tampa and Cape Coral area stores. They’re great for child-sized portions of food, and for kids who hate the idea of one food touching another food.

Finger foods are a fun lunch for children, and it’s easy to keep them nutritious.

Low-fat cheese cubes, fruit slices, and veggie sticks can add up to a filling meal for kids with all the vitamins and minerals they need. Sandwiches are a lunch time staple for kids, but you can try mixing up the starch. Instead of bread, try a whole-grain wrap or a whole-wheat pita.

I hope this blog post will help you add variety to your kids’ healthy lunches.

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Rain is the world leader in seed-based nutrition, a revolutionary new active lifestyle supplement that delivers unprecedented nutrition in concentrated amounts from seeds.

Seed nutrition is not only one of the most sustainable sources of food energy on the planet, it also supports a uniquely active lifestyle for athletes, active adults, and people constantly on the go. Click the phone icon below to call me right now…

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The Lethal Machine In Your Naples Garage

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As Sarasota kids get older, they often are able to help out around the house. Giving kids more responsibility is essential to their health and development, but parents should be sure to know what responsibilities their children are ready for, especially when it comes to working in the yard.

Mowing the lawn is  a weekly chore for many Sarasota families, and most parents are happy to turn this job over to an older child. However, parents should be absolutely sure that their child is old enough (and mature enough) to safely operate the machinery. After all, we’re talking about sharp, motorized blades whirring within arm’s length of our child’s legs and feet. Because these machines are commonplace, many parents forget how dangerous they are. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be at least twelve years of age before using a walk-behind mower and sixteen for ride-on mowers. Of course, this doesn’t mean that every teen is capable of safely mowing the lawn, these are only general guidelines.

Anyone operating a mower should wear sturdy shoes instead of sandals. Remove objects from the lawn such as toys and small rocks before mowing, and insist that your child wear eye protection while they mow.

Regardless of who is cutting the grass at your Tampa, Cape Coral, or Port Charlotte home, young children should not be outside playing while the mower is running.

My name is Charlene Fiorini-Maresca and I am very interested in kids health in Tampa. I am your local source for Xobiotic in the Sarasota area and online.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://www.floridachocoholic.com or call me at 941-391-0150.

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If you are an experienced network marketing leader, please call me today: 801.809.7766

The URL for my personal Sarasota Rain International web page in Port Charlotte, Florida 33948 is http://adampaulgreen.com.

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Join my Fast Growing Team at Rain International, where we are focused on revolutionary seed-based nutrition products for a sustainable, healthy, active lifestyle.

Call Me: Adam Green at 801.809.7766 for more Info.

About Rain International
Rain is the world leader in seed-based nutrition, a revolutionary new active lifestyle supplement that delivers unprecedented nutrition in concentrated amounts from seeds.

Seed nutrition is not only one of the most sustainable sources of food energy on the planet, it also supports a uniquely active lifestyle for athletes, active adults, and people constantly on the go. Click the phone icon below to call me right now…

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Music is Magic for Port Charlotte Kids

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Parents in and around Port Charlotte 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 Naples, Cape Coral, and Tampa parents to start their kids young, it is never too late to learn a musical instrument. Music stores in the Sarasota 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 Port Charlotte community for musical events such as church, school, and community performance programs. Check with Naples, Cape Coral, and Tampa libraries, websites, and community centers for more information.

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

My name is Charlene Fiorini-Maresca and I am very interested in kids health in Tampa. I am the owner of a Sarasota area home business that sells Xobiotic. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://www.floridachocoholic.com or give me a call at 941-391-0150.

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Is Your Port Charlotte Child Anxious About Exams?

Is Your Port Charlotte Child Anxious About Exams?

Though stress can be brought on by a variety of different events, school tests are a common cause of nerves and anxiety for kids in the Sarasota area. Since stress that isn’t reduced or dealt with properly can be bad for a child’s health, here are a few pointers for helping your child deal with test stress.

Your child may manifest their stress in different ways. Some kids lose sleep or their appetite, while others may be irritable or seem depressed. Kids with excess stress often complain of pains in the stomach or headaches.

Speak with your child about what they are feeling and stay in communication with the teachers and administrators at your child’s Naples, Cape Coral, or Tampa school. Explain to your child that nervousness is normal in these circumstances. Help them catalogue all the ways they have prepared so they can feel more in control.

Make sure to eliminate as much stress in their home life by being well-organized and flexible so they will have a calm place to study.

Remember to support all your child’s efforts and never be critical.

Continue encouraging healthy habits for your child, like sufficient sleep, healthy, regular meals for proper nutrition, and active exercise.

My name is Charlene Fiorini-Maresca and I am an advocate for kids health in Tampa. I have a direct sales business Sarasota area home business that sells Xobiotic. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://www.floridachocoholic.com or give me a call at 941-391-0150.

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Port Charlotte Parents Who Reduce Stress May Have Healthier Kids

Port Charlotte Parents Who Reduce Stress May Have Healthier Kids

Moms and dads in the Sarasota area are always looking for ways to keep their kids healthy, but some of them might not know that reducing their own stress levels can have great benefits for their children.

A recent study shows that stressed-out parents are more likely to have an obese child, and childhood obesity in Naples is a risk factor for a variety of diseases and disorders.

The main culprits behind this trend are the parents who are too busy and stressed out to provide healthy food to their children.

It’s true that nutritious, well-rounded meals take a little more work, and they can seem more expensive compared to their over-processed counterparts. However, in the long-run, a healthy lifestyle will be better on your pocketbook.

When parents include time in their busy Tampa and Cape Coral schedules to de-stress, it can benefit the entire family.
Furthermore, learning to deal with stress in a healthy way is an important skill for parents and children, so next time you visit your Port Charlotte family practitioner or pediatrician, ask about ways your whole family can reduce stress.

Hi, I’m Charlene Fiorini-Maresca and I own a home business in Sarasota that sells Xobiotic. I am very concerned about issues related to the health of children such as proper nutrition and vitamins.

If you would like to know more about my home-based business or Xobiotic, please give me a call at 941-391-0150.

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“Watch The Salt, Sarasota Parents!”

Low Sodium Snack Sarasota

It’s true for Sarasota parents and children alike: the more sodium you eat, the more likely you are to develop high blood pressure. But for Florida children and teenagers who are overweight, the warning is even more dire.

High blood pressure in childhood usually means a person will also have high blood pressure as an adult, and this can lead to a heightened risk for stroke and heart disease. Every parent in the Port Charlotte area who is concerned with children’s nutrition should know some basics about lowering sodium intake.

There is a lot of sodium found in processed foods, restaurant foods, and packaged foods. In fact, this is where most Tampa, Cape Coral, and Naples kids get their sodium, as opposed to getting it from the salt shaker.

Better options for your child’s health are fresh, minimally processed foods and home-cooked meals. Make fruits and veggies available for snacking and get everyone hooked on water as their go-to drink.

Hi, I’m Charlene Fiorini-Maresca and I am very interested in kids health in Tampa. I am the owner of a Sarasota area home business that sells Xobiotic. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://www.floridachocoholic.com or give me a call at 941-391-0150.

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Prevent Classroom Sickness In Tampa

Prevent Classroom Sickness In Tampa

To curb the spread of viruses, lice, and other kid’s health threats in Tampa 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. Tampa 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.

Tampa children who know and practice these safeguards will be prepared when the next H1N1 threat visits Sarasota.

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A Healthy Toothbrush For Port Charlotte Kids

A Healthy Toothbrush For Port Charlotte Kids

As a parent of active Port Charlotte children, I’m sure you’re always on the lookout for places where germs lurk, and you probably know that toothbrushes have the potential to grow a lot of bacteria. However, there are some simple rules you can follow in your Tampa area home to keep your child’s toothbrush (and your kid’s mouth) as healthy as possible.

One of the best ways to limit bacterial growth on a toothbrush is to allow it to dry completely between uses. This is best done by storing the toothbrush in a toothbrush holder on the counter, not tucked away in a drawer where air flow is limited.

A toothbrush holder is superior to a cup because it’s important that neighboring toothbrushes don’t touch and share germs.

Air drying toothbrushes is easy when you purchase two for each child at your nearest Sarasota drugstore. Teach your kids to alternate between the two so they each have more time to dry out all the way.

Toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months, mainly because normal wear and tear will make them less effective at cleaning teeth. But, regardless of the age of the toothbrush, replace it after your child has a cold or other illness.

If you have any other questions about your child’s oral health, ask your Port Charlotte dentist, or speak to your pediatrician next time you take your child in for immunizations in Port Charlotte.

I’m Charlene Fiorini-Maresca and children’s health is very important to me. I am the owner of a terrific Port Charlotte home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://www.floridachocoholic.com or give me a call at 941-391-0150.

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Sneaky Veggies For Sarasota Kids

Sneaky Veggies For Sarasota Kids

Sarasota parents: when you put a serving of broccoli or zucchini on your son’s or daughter’s plate, does your kid gobble it down, or stare at it like it’s a pile of alien goo? Well, if the former is true, then you can skip this article. However, I think many families in the 33948 zip code area could use some more veggies for better children’s nutrition in Sarasota.

Here are some ideas for Sarasota parents who want to sneak more veggies into kids’ diets:

Broccoli: cook the broccoli, blend it up, and put some of it into brownie batter. Sounds strange, I know, but even the pickiest eater won’t detect the added children’s vitamins and minerals.
Zucchini and yellow squash: shred it and add it to pasta sauces or casseroles. Theses veggies have a mild flavor, and won’t detract from the taste of the dish.
Spinach and other dark greens: if you have a high-end blender, you may be able to blend these super healthy greens raw. If not, you can boil them for a few minutes until tender, and then plunge them into ice water. Blend with some frozen fruit and yogurt or tofu for a nutrient-rich smoothie.
Cauliflower: dice it, cook it, and add it to white sauces or cheesy sauces over pasta.

There are many ways Sarasota parents and caregivers can add healthy veggies to foods kids already eat. It might take a little more preparation, but Florida children are worth it!

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