Archive for the ‘Child Health’ Category

3 Tips For Improving Marana Kids’ Attention Spans

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Phoenix immunization schedule

Hello Arizona parents! Today in the Marana 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 Tucson 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 Scott 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 Marana home business that promotes protien shake. If you are interested in learning more, please visit my website at http://healthwealthchocolate.com or give me a call at 520-891-5377.

health specialist Scott Parfrey
Marana, Arizona 85658
520-891-5377
scottp9563@me.com
nuggests
protien 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

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I am Scott Parfrey, and I am a Marana-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading nuggests and protien shake online and in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Tucson customers recommend protien shake because protien shake Creates Better Health.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic nuggests home-based business in the Tucson 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 520-891-5377 to own your own nuggests business in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

Music is Magic for Marana Kids

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Phoenix immunization schedule

Parents in and around Marana 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 Chandler, Scottsdale, and Phoenix parents to start their kids young, it is never too late to learn a musical instrument. Music stores in the Tucson 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 Marana community for musical events such as church, school, and community performance programs. Check with Chandler, Scottsdale, and Phoenix libraries, websites, and community centers for more information.

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

My name is Scott Parfrey and I am very interested in kids health in Phoenix. I am the owner of a Tucson area home business that sells protien shake. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://healthwealthchocolate.com or give me a call at 520-891-5377.

health specialist Scott Parfrey
Marana, Arizona 85658
520-891-5377
scottp9563@me.com
nuggests
protien shake


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 TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Scott Parfrey, and I am a Marana-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading nuggests and protien shake online and in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Tucson customers recommend protien shake because protien shake Creates Better Health.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic nuggests home-based business in the Tucson 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 520-891-5377 to own your own nuggests business in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

Old-School Snacks For Tucson Kids

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Less Meat, More Plants For Healthier Phoenix Kids

What does it take to make a healthy snack? The aisles at every Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler 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 Scott Parfrey and I am passionate about kids health in Phoenix. I want to help parents in and around Tucson 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 Chandler, immunization schedules, and safety.

I own a home based business in Marana that sells protien shake. If you would like to learn more, call me at 520-891-5377 or visit me on the web at http://healthwealthchocolate.com.

Thanks so much for reading, Tucson 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.

Join TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Scott Parfrey, and I am a Marana-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading nuggests and protien shake online and in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Tucson customers recommend protien shake because protien shake Creates Better Health.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic nuggests home-based business in the Tucson 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 520-891-5377 to own your own nuggests business in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

3 Easy Ways For Marana Kids to Get More Antioxidants

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Phoenix kids shot schedule

Because antioxidants are associated with cell damage and cell death, parents in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler 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 Scott Parfrey and I sell nuggests in the Marana and Tucson areas. If you are interested in learning more about how nuggests can be a part of your child’s healthy lifestyle, call me today at 520-891-5377.

health specialist Scott Parfrey
Marana, Arizona 85658
520-891-5377
scottp9563@me.com
nuggests
protien shake

Join TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Scott Parfrey, and I am a Marana-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading nuggests and protien shake online and in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Tucson customers recommend protien shake because protien shake Creates Better Health.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic nuggests home-based business in the Tucson 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 520-891-5377 to own your own nuggests business in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

3 Critical Toy Safety Rules For Marana Parents

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Tucson childrens vitamins

Between holidays and birthdays, there are plenty of opportunities for gift giving in the Tucson 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 Scott Parfrey and I am passionate about kids health in Phoenix. I want to help parents in and around Tucson 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 Marana that sells protien shake. If you would like to learn more, call me at 520-891-5377 or visit me on the web at http://healthwealthchocolate.com.

Thanks for reading, Tucson 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 Scott Parfrey, and I am a Marana-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading nuggests and protien shake online and in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Tucson customers recommend protien shake because protien shake Creates Better Health.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic nuggests home-based business in the Tucson 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 520-891-5377 to own your own nuggests business in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

How Does Nature Make Phoenix Kids Happier?

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Phoenix kids shot schedule

Hello Marana parents! Welcome the the Tucson 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 Chandler 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 Scottsdale 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 Marana outdoors, and everyone will be better for it!

My name is Scott Parfrey and I want to help Marana families to raise healthy, happy kids. I am the owner of a Tucson area home business that sells protien shake. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://healthwealthchocolate.com or give me a call at 520-891-5377.

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 TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Scott Parfrey, and I am a Marana-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading nuggests and protien shake online and in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Tucson customers recommend protien shake because protien shake Creates Better Health.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic nuggests home-based business in the Tucson 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 520-891-5377 to own your own nuggests business in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

The Tucson Children’s Health Blog: Your Source For Helpful Information

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Nutrition for Tucson children

Hi! My name is Scott Parfrey of Marana. I own a home based business that sells protien shake. I am passionate about helping Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler 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 Tucson 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 protien shake that I sell, please feel free to give me a call at 520-891-5377. You can also visit my website at http://healthwealthchocolate.com or email me at scottp9563@me.com.

Contact me today!

health specialist Scott Parfrey
Marana, Arizona 85658
520-891-5377
scottp9563@me.com
nuggests
protien shake

Join TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Scott Parfrey, and I am a Marana-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading nuggests and protien shake online and in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Tucson customers recommend protien shake because protien shake Creates Better Health.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic nuggests home-based business in the Tucson 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 520-891-5377 to own your own nuggests business in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

Fun Peanut Butter Snacks For Tucson Kids

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Fun Peanut Butter Snacks For Tucson Kids

Healthy, growing children need to snack between meals for proper nutrition. Most Marana parents have probably had the experience of forgetting an afternoon snack. What happens? Kids finally notice they’re hungry about an hour before dinner, and boy is it hard to wait!

A great snack ingredient is peanut butter. It is an inexpensive source of protein and calories and gives Marana children the nutrients they need to grow and to stay healthy.

Here are some great healthy snack ideas using peanut butter for Scottsdale and Phoenix kids.

Peanut Butter Banana Pops

Bananas, cut in half width-wise
Popsicle sticks
Peanut butter
Chopped nuts, sprinkles, or other topping

Take the popsicle sticks and push them carefully into the cut bananas. Spread peanut butter over the bananas and roll in nuts or other topping. Freeze. Enjoy.

Peanut Butter Balls

This is the kind of recipe you can’t really mess up, and the portions are approximate.

about 1 cup of peanut butter
a few tablespoons of honey (2-3)
a few tablespoons of instant dry milk

Mix everything together until it forms a large ball. Pinch off small pieces of dough, and roll into ball shapes. Store in the refrigerator, and pull them out at snack time.

My name is Scott Parfrey and I am concerned about issues such as vaccinations and childhood obesity in Chandler. I am the owner of a Marana home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://healthwealthchocolate.com or give me a call at 520-891-5377.

Join TeamX88 AZ today!

I am Scott Parfrey, and I am a Marana-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading nuggests and protien shake online and in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Tucson customers recommend protien shake because protien shake Creates Better Health.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic nuggests home-based business in the Tucson 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 520-891-5377 to own your own nuggests business in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

The Lethal Machine In Your Chandler Garage

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Phoenix Kids Vitamins

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

My name is Scott Parfrey and I am very interested in kids health in Phoenix. I am your local source for protien shake in the Tucson area and online.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://healthwealthchocolate.com or call me at 520-891-5377.

health specialist Scott Parfrey
Marana, Arizona 85658
520-891-5377
scottp9563@me.com
nuggests
protien 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 Scott Parfrey, and I am a Marana-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading nuggests and protien shake online and in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Tucson customers recommend protien shake because protien shake Creates Better Health.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic nuggests home-based business in the Tucson 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 520-891-5377 to own your own nuggests business in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.

4 Benefits Of Arizona Skate Parks

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Phoenix kids shot schedule

Kids love to move, and if given opportunities to participate in activities they enjoy, most will get regular exercise. Tucson youth who exercise and eat a healthy diet are less likely to be overweight.

If your child likes to skateboard, in-line skate, or ride a scooter, then you should check out the skate parks in the area. While no activity involving wheels is completely risk-free, skate parks have several advantages.

1. Skate parks provide an area away from moving vehicles.
2. No one should ever skate or ride a scooter alone, so the communal nature of a skate park is a built-in safety feature.
3. Skating in business and public areas is usually prohibited because of safety hazards and the damage that results from skating on stairs, ledges, handrails, and other structures.
4. Skate park features are designed by professionals, unlike homemade jumps, half pipes, ramps, and rails.

Children using Tucson area skate parks should be familiar with and abide by all posted rules. In addition, participants should wear helmets and other protective gear.

My name is Scott Parfrey and I am passionate about kids health in Phoenix. I want to help Tucson area families discover outdoor activities that provide a fun way to exercise.

I sell protien shake. If you would like to learn more about this residual income opportunity, please contact me at 520-891-5377.

health specialist Scott Parfrey
Marana, Arizona 85658
520-891-5377
scottp9563@me.com
nuggests
protien 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 Scott Parfrey, and I am a Marana-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading nuggests and protien shake online and in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. Our valued Tucson customers recommend protien shake because protien shake Creates Better Health.

TeamX88 AZ is also a fantastic nuggests home-based business in the Tucson 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 520-891-5377 to own your own nuggests business in Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Chandler.