The Perfect Summer Snack

The Perfect Summer Snack

A perfect summer snack for kids is fruit. Here’s some facts you’ll be happy to know about the nutrition your kids can obtain consuming some of summer’s delicious sweet and healthy fruits kids love.

Blackberries

They’re rich with fiber and high in vitamin C and antioxidants. They’re also a great source of vitamin K and manganese, both of which are vital for young growing bones.

Blueberries

Blueberries contain a flavonoid called anthocyanin which has antioxidant effects on the body that keeps cells repaired and healthy. Blueberries also have lots of vitamin C as well as essential nutrients like potassium, calcium, and magnesium.Continue reading

Different Types of Childhood Traumatic Stress

Childhood traumatic stress occurs when violent or dangerous events overwhelm a child’s or adolescent’s ability to cope.

Traumatic events may include:

  • Neglect and psychological, physical, or sexual abuse
  • Natural disasters, terrorism, and community school violence
  • Witnessing or experiencing intimate partner violence
  • Commercial sexual exploitation 
  • Serious accidents, life threatening illness, or sudden violent loss of a loved one
  • Refugee and war experiences
  • Military family-related stressors, such as parental deployment, loss or injury

Learn to understand the reasons for certain behaviors and emotions. You’ll become better prepared to help the child cope. Continue reading

Poison Ivy

Beware of Poison Ivy

Poison ivy can spread urushiol to skin in all seasons. Have you ever heard the old adage, “leaves of three, let it be”? The sap on the plant’s leaves, called urushiol, often causes an allergic reaction and rash. The stalk of the middle leaflet is much longer than the two side leaflets and the edges can be smooth or coarse toothed. The surface can be glossy or dull.

Poison ivy doesn’t just grow in and near the woods, it can grow in sidewalk cacks, vacant lots and other nooks and crannies throughout cities, beach towns, and suburbs.

Poison ivy is found in every state, except Alaska and Hawaii. You can get a rash even in the winter when the plant has lost all of its leaves. Continue reading

Air Pollution

Let’s Clarify Air Pollution

With international cooperation and collective global environmental action, environment on the priority list of governments, the world could truly celebrate on World Environment Day, June 5th 2022, with the whole world focused on living sustainably with nature, and can be achieved with a global commitment to resolving climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste. This crisis is humanity’s greatest threat, and may cause the extinction of millions of species.

Air pollution is the greatest environmental threat to public health globally, and does have an impact on the climate. Improving our air quality will bring health and international efforts to tackle this critical issue is a must. Every breath we take sucks in tiny particles that can damage our lungs, hearts and brains and cause a stroke, heart disease, lung disease and cancer and a host of other problems such as diabetes and impairing cognitive development in children and exacerbating mental health problems, especially for those living in developed nations. Women and children are the most vulnerable.Continue reading