Archive for the ‘Child Health’ Category

Creative Lunch Ideas For Your Tucson Kids

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Creative Lunch Ideas For Your Tucson Kids

If your kids are tired of eating the same lunch every day, then today’s Phoenix 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 Phoenix and Scottsdale 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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I am Kathy Parfrey, and I am a Tucson-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Protein Meal Shake online and in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Phoenix customers recommend Protein Meal Shake because Protein Meal Shake increased my energy and reduced Inflammation.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the Phoenix area. Arizona entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Arizona healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88 AZ, visit http://healthwealthchocolate.com.

Call me at 520-891-5378 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

Tucson Kids And Headaches

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Tucson Kids And Headaches

Hello Tucson! My name is Kathy Parfrey. Welcome to my children’s health blog. I am a local Xobiotic representative and I am also an advocate for Arizona children’s health.

Children are no less prone to headaches than adults. If your Tucson child complains of pain in their head don’t ignore it.

Some of the most common triggers for headaches in children are:

Missing meals or dehydration
Getting insufficient sleep
Being under stress
Taking certain medications
Spending too much time in front of a flat screen
Consuming caffeine
Receiving a mild head injury
Infection

Eating certain foods can also trigger headaches for Tucson kids and teens. Keeping a food log for your child can help you determine if diet is a factor.

If you are prone to migraines, The National Headache Foundation recommends avoiding nuts, ripened cheeses, herring, pizza, and anything fermented.

For more information about children’s health or Xobiotic , contact me today!

Health specialist Kathy Parfrey
Tucson, Arizona 85658
520-891-5378
kathy1@me.com
Xobiotic
Protein Meal Shake

Join TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Kathy Parfrey, and I am a Tucson-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Protein Meal Shake online and in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Phoenix customers recommend Protein Meal Shake because Protein Meal Shake increased my energy and reduced Inflammation.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the Phoenix area. Arizona entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Arizona healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88 AZ, visit http://healthwealthchocolate.com.

Call me at 520-891-5378 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

3 Critical Toy Safety Rules For Tucson Parents

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Phoenix childrens vitamins

Between holidays and birthdays, there are plenty of opportunities for gift giving in the Phoenix 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 Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler 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 Kathy Parfrey and I am passionate about kids health in Phoenix. I want to help parents in and around Phoenix 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 Tucson that sells Protein Meal Shake. If you would like to learn more, call me at 520-891-5378 or visit me on the web at http://healthwealthchocolate.com.

Thanks for reading, Phoenix 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 TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Kathy Parfrey, and I am a Tucson-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Protein Meal Shake online and in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Phoenix customers recommend Protein Meal Shake because Protein Meal Shake increased my energy and reduced Inflammation.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the Phoenix area. Arizona entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Arizona healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88 AZ, visit http://healthwealthchocolate.com.

Call me at 520-891-5378 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

Healthy Habits For Kids In Phoenix

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Healthy Habits For Kids In Phoenix

The English author Samuel Johnson wrote:

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

All of us know the power of a habit, and parents in the Chandler area want to make sure that the habits their children are developing are good ones, especially when it comes to habits that affect their health. Among these are eating habits and exercise habits.

Getting Tucson kids to develop good eating habits is essential to their proper nutrition. One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to cook and eat with your children.

Offering a variety of healthy foods is a must, and make sure that you don’t use any type of food as a reward as this suggests to your child that these treats are superior to regular food.

As for exercise, a simple trip to the park or a walk in the neighborhood may be all you need. Be sure to notice what your child is good at and enjoys, such as throwing a ball or crossing the monkey bars, and encourage them in those events.

Setting a good example in both healthy eating habits and activity levels is something all Scottsdale and Phoenix parents should do. Your kids need you to show the way to good habits so they won’t have to break the bad ones later in life.

My name is Kathy Parfrey and I want to help Tucson families to raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as childhood obesity in Chandler, immunizations, and vitamins are important to me. I am the owner of my own Tucson home business that sells Protein Meal Shake. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://healthwealthchocolate.com or give me a call at 520-891-5378.

Build some healthy habits, Phoenix!

Join TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Kathy Parfrey, and I am a Tucson-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Protein Meal Shake online and in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Phoenix customers recommend Protein Meal Shake because Protein Meal Shake increased my energy and reduced Inflammation.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the Phoenix area. Arizona entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Arizona healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88 AZ, visit http://healthwealthchocolate.com.

Call me at 520-891-5378 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

Chemical-free Cleaning For Healthier Arizona Homes

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Chemical-free Cleaning For Healthier Arizona Homes

Hello Arizona! Phoenix parents do such a great job at keeping their children safe and healthy. They help them with homework, take them to parks and museums, keep up on their well-child visits and immunizations, and feed them healthy well-rounded diets. Here is one more thing parents can do for their children’s health.

Because we live in such a chemical-filled world, any time parents can cut down on the amounts of chemicals used in the home, the better. Here are a few ways to do that using something you probably already have in your pantry: white vinegar.

  • Clean windows with a spray bottle filled with 2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of white vinegar, and a dab of liquid dish soap. Make sure you label the bottle and keep it out of the reach of children.
  • Clean your drains and pipes with 1 cup baking soda, and 1 cup hot white vinegar. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse the drain with hot water. The baking soda and vinegar will foam up in the pipes, and clean away debris and germs.
  • Deodorize your home by boiling a mixture of water and white distilled vinegar in a pot. The vinegar odor will only last a few minutes, and will carry away odors with it.
  • Use distilled white vinegar to keep ants away from your home. Spray undiluted distilled white vinegar along the outside of your home wherever they like to come in.

There are many other natural home cleaning products: just search the internet! Good luck Phoenix parents – you are wonderful, and so are your children!

Join TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Kathy Parfrey, and I am a Tucson-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Protein Meal Shake online and in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Phoenix customers recommend Protein Meal Shake because Protein Meal Shake increased my energy and reduced Inflammation.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the Phoenix area. Arizona entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Arizona healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88 AZ, visit http://healthwealthchocolate.com.

Call me at 520-891-5378 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

Do Your Tucson Kids Get Enough Fiber?

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Do Your Tucson Kids Get Enough Fiber? In the eighties, the importance of fiber garnered a lot of public attention in Arizona. Bran appeared in cereals, muffins, and cookies, and whole wheat bread sales skyrocketed. You don’t hear much about fiber these days, but wise Tucson parents still serve high-fiber meals and snacks daily.

We all know that fiber is important for healthy bowel function, but this is not its only benefit. Phoenix people who eat a high-fiber diet keep their cholesterol numbers in check. Numerous studies have shown a relationship between fiber intake and LDL levels.

Tucson children fed diets rich in fiber are more likely to maintain a healthy weight. Fiber-filled meals have lower calorie-volume ratios. Fiber is also important for blood sugar, as it can slow the rate of blood sugar absorption.

Do your Phoenix children get enough fiber? School lunches rarely feature whole wheat breads and most kid-friendly snacks have too little fiber and too many empty calories.

Though it takes a little extra effort to locate fiber rich foods in many Phoenix grocery stores, everyone in the family will benefit from increasing their fiber intake.

Xocai has several high fiber products that kids love. The Xocai X Protein Meal Shake has 8 grams of fiber per serving. Xocai Activ provides 28% of the daily recommended value for dietary fiber. Xocai healthy snacks and beverages are a great way to help your kids stay healthy.

Children’s Health Advocate Kathy Parfrey
520-891-5378 kathy1@me.com
Xobiotic
Protein Meal Shake

Join TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Kathy Parfrey, and I am a Tucson-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Protein Meal Shake online and in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Phoenix customers recommend Protein Meal Shake because Protein Meal Shake increased my energy and reduced Inflammation.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the Phoenix area. Arizona entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Arizona healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88 AZ, visit http://healthwealthchocolate.com.

Call me at 520-891-5378 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

3 Tips For Improving Tucson Kids’ Attention Spans

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Phoenix immunization schedule

Hello Arizona parents! Today in the Tucson 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 Phoenix.

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 Chandler, Scottsdale, and Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Kathy Parfrey and I am passionate about helping Arizona 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 Tucson home business that promotes Protein Meal Shake. If you are interested in learning more, please visit my website at http://healthwealthchocolate.com or give me a call at 520-891-5378.

Health specialist Kathy Parfrey
Tucson, Arizona 85658
520-891-5378
kathy1@me.com
Xobiotic
Protein Meal Shake


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 TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Kathy Parfrey, and I am a Tucson-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Protein Meal Shake online and in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Phoenix customers recommend Protein Meal Shake because Protein Meal Shake increased my energy and reduced Inflammation.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the Phoenix area. Arizona entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Arizona healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88 AZ, visit http://healthwealthchocolate.com.

Call me at 520-891-5378 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

The Lethal Machine In Your Chandler Garage

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Phoenix Kids Vitamins

As Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tucson home, young children should not be outside playing while the mower is running.

My name is Kathy Parfrey and I am very interested in kids health in Phoenix. I am your local source for Protein Meal Shake in the Phoenix area and online.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://healthwealthchocolate.com or call me at 520-891-5378.

Health specialist Kathy Parfrey
Tucson, Arizona 85658
520-891-5378
kathy1@me.com
Xobiotic
Protein Meal Shake


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 TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Kathy Parfrey, and I am a Tucson-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Protein Meal Shake online and in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Phoenix customers recommend Protein Meal Shake because Protein Meal Shake increased my energy and reduced Inflammation.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the Phoenix area. Arizona entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Arizona healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88 AZ, visit http://healthwealthchocolate.com.

Call me at 520-891-5378 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

How to Choose a Phoenix Pediatrician

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

How to Choose a Phoenix Pediatrician

Keeping children healthy is among the highest priorities for Tucson, Arizona parents.

There are hundreds of qualified pediatricians to help with your health goals in the Chandler, Scottsdale, and Phoenix area, but how do you choose one?

Since these medical professionals are the people you will rely on to give your child immunizations and advise you on proper nutrition for your family, you’ll want someone you’re comfortable with.

One of the best things you can do is to ask other Phoenix parents which pediatricians they recommend. As soon as you have a few names, you can begin calling the offices and perusing the websites for each practice.

Here are a few questions to keep in mind when talking to the receptionist or nurse on the phone:

Where did the doctor go to medical school?
Is the staff friendly?
Are the office hours convenient for your schedule?
Does the doctor belong to a group practice where they can cover for each other during vacations, etc.?
What hospital does the doctor or practice use?

When you have narrowed down your list to a pediatrician that fits these criteria, you can visit the office and ask the staff or pediatrician any additional questions you may have. This is one of the best ways to understand children’s healthcare in Scottsdale.

I’m Kathy Parfrey and children’s health is very important to me. I am the owner of a great Tucson home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://healthwealthchocolate.com or give me a call at 520-891-5378.

Join TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Kathy Parfrey, and I am a Tucson-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Protein Meal Shake online and in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Phoenix customers recommend Protein Meal Shake because Protein Meal Shake increased my energy and reduced Inflammation.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the Phoenix area. Arizona entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Arizona healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88 AZ, visit http://healthwealthchocolate.com.

Call me at 520-891-5378 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

Keep Scottsdale Kids Moving With An At-Home Dance Party!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Phoenix Kids Health

Healthy Phoenix area children don’t spend too much time sitting around. They keep busy with active play and Tucson recreational sports. But sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate.

When it’s too hot, cold, or wet for your kids to go out, don’t just turn on the TV or share your iPad, get your kids moving with a dance party!

Many moms have discovered how fun it is to dance their way to health in exercise classes such as Zumba and Hip Hop. If you’ve attended these classes at your local Chandler or Phoenix gym, try teaching your kids some of the simpler routines.

However, even if you prefer running to dancing, your kids will have fun. Just choose some music and start moving. You’ll be having fun and preventing childhood obesity at the same time.

Phoenix parents, don’t let the weather stop you from helping your kids find a way to move around and stay healthy!

My name is Kathy Parfrey and I am very interested in kids health in Phoenix. I am the owner of my own Phoenix area home business that sells Protein Meal Shake.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://healthwealthchocolate.com or call me at 520-891-5378.

Health specialist Kathy Parfrey
Tucson, Arizona 85658
520-891-5378
kathy1@me.com
Xobiotic
Protein Meal Shake

Join TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Kathy Parfrey, and I am a Tucson-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Protein Meal Shake online and in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Phoenix customers recommend Protein Meal Shake because Protein Meal Shake increased my energy and reduced Inflammation.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the Phoenix area. Arizona entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Arizona healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88 AZ, visit http://healthwealthchocolate.com.

Call me at 520-891-5378 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.