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    Oct. 8 #WellnessWed Twitter Chat Regarding Children with Medical Complexity

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    WHAT:    A #WellnessWed Twitter chat will address the needs of children with medical complexity. The hour-long chat will cover:   •    What it means to have a child with medical complexity •    The challenges families and our health care system face in addressing the needs of children with medical complexity •    Solutions to improve care […]

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    Special Needs Educator Emphasizes the Importance of Cooking as a Key Life Skill

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    NEW COOKBOOK OFFERS DELICIOUS, EVERYDAY RECIPES FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY-CHALLENGED COMMUNITY OR ANY YOUNG PERSON LEARNING TO COOK      In her 11 years of experience working with special education students, Beverly Worth Palomba has found that developmentally-challenged individuals require certain teaching strategies. After developing a culinary arts class for her special needs students, she found […]

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    Solving the Healthy Lunch Dilemma w/ @emeals

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Don’t be tricked by labels that promise health benefits, or fun, colorful packaging that your son or daughter will love. Fruit roll-ups seem like the childhood dream food, but they have three types of sugar listed in the first five ingredients and some brands also have trans fats and artificial colors, which may lead to […]

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29

Making Sports a Positive –not Bullying– Experience for Kids @Up2UsSports

NEW YORK CITY— (November 20, 2013) – Up2Us (up2us.org), a national not-for-profit organization leading the movement to promote sports as the solution to the critical challenges facing America’s youth announced a partnership with the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation (standupfoundation.com). The StandUp Foundation awarded Up2Us with a grant to develop Making Sports A Safe Place, a […]

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Nov
28

Toy Safety with Safe Kids Worldwide

Toys and games are tons of fun for kids and adults. Whether your kids are working on a puzzle, playing with building blocks or even inventing their own games, here are a few things to think about to help them stay safer and have a blast. The Hard Facts In 2010, an estimated 181,500 children […]

Nov
28

Forget Black Friday – national expert has 7 tips to save shopping consignment, second hand & thrift

New national survey shows families embracing second hand shopping during the holidays More families shopping consignment events and thrift stores to save and earn cash North America’s leading consignment event offers tips on finding the best deals Tulsa, Okla. – As holiday shoppers head to the stores for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and more, about […]

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Nov
28

To Grandma’s House We Go

Over the river, through the woods, down the highway and off on a plane we go. Holiday travel season is here and it’s an extra special one for me because it’s my baby’s first Thanksgiving. Not only are we traveling to Grandma’s house, but we’re off to aunts’, uncles’ and cousins’ houses as well – […]

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Nov
27

Prospect Park Zoo’s Franklin – The Safest Turkey in Town

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Nov. 26, 2013 —  Just days before Thanksgiving, Franklin the wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) happily struts at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo, where he lives with several female companions.   The wild turkey is native to the Americas.  In 1776, in search of a national bird, Benjamin Franklin nominated the wild turkey as our national symbol. The […]

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27

Tips for Teaching Children How to be Thankful this Holiday

  The holidays are such a festive time of year, with many opportunities to entertain, enjoy good food and friends and celebrate the season. However, it’s easy to be swept up in those activities and forget the meaning behind the holidays, in particular Thanksgiving. As parents, we strive every day to instill good values in […]