Archive for the ‘Child Health’ Category

3 Tips For Improving West Palm Beach Kids’ Attention Spans

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Wellington immunization schedule

Hello Florida parents! Today in the West Palm Beach 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 Wellington.

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 DelRay, Jupiter, and Wellington 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 West Palm Beach 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 Douglas Mollo and I am passionate about helping Florida 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 West Palm Beach home business that promotes Cookies. If you are interested in learning more, please visit my website at http://www.Good4uSweets.com or give me a call at 561-662-8420.

Business Coach Douglas Mollo
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
561-662-8420
Doug@dougmollo.com
Nuggets
Cookies


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

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I am Douglas Mollo, and I am a West Palm Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Cookies online and in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay. Our valued West Palm Beach customers recommend Cookies because Cookies allows me the freedom of running my own business while helping others..

Xocai is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the West Palm Beach area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://www.Good4uSweets.com.

Call me at 561-662-8420 to own your own Nuggets business in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, or DelRay.

Old-School Snacks For West Palm Beach Kids

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Less Meat, More Plants For Healthier Wellington Kids

What does it take to make a healthy snack? The aisles at every Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay 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 Douglas Mollo and I am passionate about kids health in Wellington. I want to help parents in and around West Palm Beach 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 DelRay, immunization schedules, and safety.

I own a home based business in West Palm Beach that sells Cookies. If you would like to learn more, call me at 561-662-8420 or visit me on the web at http://www.Good4uSweets.com.

Thanks so much for reading, West Palm Beach 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.

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I am Douglas Mollo, and I am a West Palm Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Cookies online and in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay. Our valued West Palm Beach customers recommend Cookies because Cookies allows me the freedom of running my own business while helping others..

Xocai is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the West Palm Beach area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://www.Good4uSweets.com.

Call me at 561-662-8420 to own your own Nuggets business in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, or DelRay.

Music is Magic for West Palm Beach Kids

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Wellington immunization schedule

Parents in and around West Palm Beach 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 DelRay, Jupiter, and Wellington parents to start their kids young, it is never too late to learn a musical instrument. Music stores in the West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach community for musical events such as church, school, and community performance programs. Check with DelRay, Jupiter, and Wellington libraries, websites, and community centers for more information.

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

My name is Douglas Mollo and I am very interested in kids health in Wellington. I am the owner of a West Palm Beach area home business that sells Cookies. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://www.Good4uSweets.com or give me a call at 561-662-8420.

Business Coach Douglas Mollo
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
561-662-8420
Doug@dougmollo.com
Nuggets
Cookies


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 Xocai today!

I am Douglas Mollo, and I am a West Palm Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Cookies online and in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay. Our valued West Palm Beach customers recommend Cookies because Cookies allows me the freedom of running my own business while helping others..

Xocai is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the West Palm Beach area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://www.Good4uSweets.com.

Call me at 561-662-8420 to own your own Nuggets business in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, or DelRay.

3 Critical Toy Safety Rules For West Palm Beach Parents

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

West Palm Beach childrens vitamins

Between holidays and birthdays, there are plenty of opportunities for gift giving in the West Palm Beach 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 Wellington, Jupiter, or DelRay 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 Douglas Mollo and I am passionate about kids health in Wellington. I want to help parents in and around West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach that sells Cookies. If you would like to learn more, call me at 561-662-8420 or visit me on the web at http://www.Good4uSweets.com.

Thanks for reading, West Palm Beach 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 Xocai today!

I am Douglas Mollo, and I am a West Palm Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Cookies online and in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay. Our valued West Palm Beach customers recommend Cookies because Cookies allows me the freedom of running my own business while helping others..

Xocai is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the West Palm Beach area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://www.Good4uSweets.com.

Call me at 561-662-8420 to own your own Nuggets business in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, or DelRay.

3 Easy Ways For West Palm Beach Kids to Get More Antioxidants

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Wellington kids shot schedule

Because antioxidants are associated with cell damage and cell death, parents in the Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay 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 Douglas Mollo and I sell Nuggets in the West Palm Beach and West Palm Beach areas. If you are interested in learning more about how Nuggets can be a part of your child’s healthy lifestyle, call me today at 561-662-8420.

Business Coach Douglas Mollo
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
561-662-8420
Doug@dougmollo.com
Nuggets
Cookies

Join Xocai today!

I am Douglas Mollo, and I am a West Palm Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Cookies online and in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay. Our valued West Palm Beach customers recommend Cookies because Cookies allows me the freedom of running my own business while helping others..

Xocai is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the West Palm Beach area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://www.Good4uSweets.com.

Call me at 561-662-8420 to own your own Nuggets business in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, or DelRay.

The West Palm Beach Children’s Health Blog: Your Source For Helpful Information

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Nutrition for West Palm Beach children

Hi! My name is Douglas Mollo of West Palm Beach. I own a home based business that sells Cookies. I am passionate about helping Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay 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 West Palm Beach 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 Cookies that I sell, please feel free to give me a call at 561-662-8420. You can also visit my website at http://www.Good4uSweets.com or email me at Doug@dougmollo.com.

Contact me today!

Business Coach Douglas Mollo
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
561-662-8420
Doug@dougmollo.com
Nuggets
Cookies

Join Xocai today!

I am Douglas Mollo, and I am a West Palm Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Cookies online and in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay. Our valued West Palm Beach customers recommend Cookies because Cookies allows me the freedom of running my own business while helping others..

Xocai is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the West Palm Beach area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://www.Good4uSweets.com.

Call me at 561-662-8420 to own your own Nuggets business in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, or DelRay.

How Does Nature Make Wellington Kids Happier?

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Wellington kids shot schedule

Hello West Palm Beach parents! Welcome the the West Palm Beach 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 DelRay 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 Jupiter 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 West Palm Beach outdoors, and everyone will be better for it!

My name is Douglas Mollo and I want to help West Palm Beach families to raise healthy, happy kids. I am the owner of a West Palm Beach area home business that sells Cookies. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://www.Good4uSweets.com or give me a call at 561-662-8420.

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 Xocai today!

I am Douglas Mollo, and I am a West Palm Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Cookies online and in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay. Our valued West Palm Beach customers recommend Cookies because Cookies allows me the freedom of running my own business while helping others..

Xocai is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the West Palm Beach area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://www.Good4uSweets.com.

Call me at 561-662-8420 to own your own Nuggets business in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, or DelRay.

4 Things Your West Palm Beach Pediatrician Wants You To Know

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Wellington Kids Vitamins

The health of their children is a top priority for parents in the Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay 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 West Palm Beach 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 Douglas Mollo and I want to help West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach area home business that sells Cookies.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://www.Good4uSweets.com or call me at 561-662-8420.

Business Coach Douglas Mollo
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
561-662-8420
Doug@dougmollo.com
Nuggets
Cookies

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 Xocai today!

I am Douglas Mollo, and I am a West Palm Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Cookies online and in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay. Our valued West Palm Beach customers recommend Cookies because Cookies allows me the freedom of running my own business while helping others..

Xocai is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the West Palm Beach area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://www.Good4uSweets.com.

Call me at 561-662-8420 to own your own Nuggets business in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, or DelRay.

4 Critical Playground Rules For West Palm Beach Kids

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Nutrition for West Palm Beach children

The local playground is a good place for Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay children to enjoy exercise and social interaction. However, there is potential for injury. Today in the West Palm Beach Kid’s Health Blog, we want to give you some helpful playground safety advice.

First, in the hot Florida summer months parents should be sure to check any metal equipment such as slides before a child climbs on. The sun can quickly heat metal to the point that it can burn skin. Also, never allow children to play on the playground without wearing shoes.

Next, parents should pay special attention to the moving parts at their West Palm Beach play area. These areas should be out of reach for children, but parents should always double-check to make sure that kids can’t reach these danger zones.

Third, don’t allow children to attach other items, such as jump ropes or leashes, onto the playground equipment.

Lastly, many families choose to ride bikes to the park. This can be the perfect way to get exercise and avoid childhood obesity in DelRay. Just make sure children remove their helmets as well as anything else that is around their necks (like hoodies with drawstrings).

My name is Douglas Mollo and I want to help West Palm Beach families raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition and kid’s immunization schedules are often on my mind. I am the proud owner of my own West Palm Beach area home business that sells Cookies.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://www.Good4uSweets.com or call me at 561-662-8420.

Business Coach Douglas Mollo
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
561-662-8420
Doug@dougmollo.com
Nuggets
Cookies

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 Xocai today!

I am Douglas Mollo, and I am a West Palm Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Cookies online and in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay. Our valued West Palm Beach customers recommend Cookies because Cookies allows me the freedom of running my own business while helping others..

Xocai is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the West Palm Beach area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://www.Good4uSweets.com.

Call me at 561-662-8420 to own your own Nuggets business in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, or DelRay.

Do You Know Your West Palm Beach Child’s BMI?

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Wellington Kids Vitamins

Because of widespread health issues such as childhood obesity in DelRay, there has been a lot of discussion about BMI or Body Mass Index. However, some parents in the Wellington and Jupiter area aren’t quite sure what this number is, what it represents, and why it is important.

Each time you take your child to your West Palm Beach pediatrician for a well child check-up, you are given statistics regarding your child’s growth. BMI is a growth statistic that uses height and weight to estimate a person’s body fat.

BMI can then help Wellington parents and pediatricians know if a child’s weight is appropriate.

If your West Palm Beach area pediatrician does not measure BMI, there are many free calculators on the internet that are easy to use and can give you an accurate measure. Once you have a BMI calculated for your child, it’s a good idea to share this information with your child’s doctor and make any changes that your doctor recommends.

Children with a high BMI are usually instructed to:

Be active for at least 60 minutes each day
Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day for proper nutrition
Limit soda
Practice appropriate portion sizes

Healthy kids are happy kids, and I love helping Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay parents establish healthy habits. My name is Douglas Mollo and I am the owner of my own West Palm Beach home business that sells Cookies.

If you would like to discuss kid’s health issues such as check-ups and immunizations, or if you would like to know more about Cookies, give me a call at 561-662-8420 or visit my website at http://www.Good4uSweets.com.

Join Xocai today!

I am Douglas Mollo, and I am a West Palm Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Cookies online and in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, and DelRay. Our valued West Palm Beach customers recommend Cookies because Cookies allows me the freedom of running my own business while helping others..

Xocai is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the West Palm Beach area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://www.Good4uSweets.com.

Call me at 561-662-8420 to own your own Nuggets business in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, or DelRay.