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It’s time to change the kids menu! Stop with fries and fingers!

Its's about time, restaurants are changing the menu's I think they should just give 1/2 potions of menu items to the children at a discounted price. I can't stand when the children menu just offers, pizza, chicken fingers, grill cheese. The upper scale restaurants do offer better "kids menu" but the eating habits of children start when they are kids. Common sense says saute the veggies and cut them small, give a kid a toothpick and dig in and enjoy.IMG_1696
 
 

When Restaurants Offer Healthy Kids' Fare, Children Eat It

 

 
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By Randy Dotinga, HealthDay Reporter

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FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children ate healthier meals at a restaurant chain after the kids' menu got a makeover with healthy options replacing soda and fries, new research indicates.

"Our study showed that healthier children's menu options were ordered a lot more often when those options were more prevalent and prominent on kids' menus, highlighting the promise of efforts to shift the status quo and make healthier options the new norm," said study lead author Stephanie Anzman-Frasca. She is a research associate at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston.

 

"Given how frequently kids go to restaurants, and evidence that this can be linked with consuming excess calories, offering and promoting healthier menu options could play a role in reversing the childhood obesity epidemic," she added in a university news release.

The Silver Diner, a family restaurant chain in the eastern United States, made changes to its children's menu in April 2012. Healthy options, including strawberries, mixed vegetables and side salads, were automatically included with orders. French fries, soda and lemonade were taken off the kids' menu, though these items were still available if requested.

After the change, almost half of orders from the children's menu were for healthier options compared with just 3 percent before. Also, 70 percent of orders included at least one healthy side option compared with 26 percent before, the investigators found.

For the study, the researchers analyzed data from more than 350,000 children's meals and nearly 19,000 individual checks from before and after the changes.

The chain's overall revenue continued to grow despite the healthy menu changes, the study authors pointed out.

The study was published online April 28 in the journal Obesity. The restaurant provided no funding for the study.

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Happy Mother’s Day, the best gift is seeing your family eat healthy #LoveYoBaby #Stonyfied #NewHampshire #Organics!

 

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From the time kids are born they are watching you, observing everything you do. I hear they do 90% of what you do and 10% of what you say. My daughter was born on Mothers Day, this year we share the day. Truly the best gift is seeing my family happy and healthy. 

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Children model the behaviors of those around them, and when children are young, parents (and sometimes siblings) are the main role models in their lives. Children are likely to adopt the same eating habits as their parents. Since parents have the biggest influence  in a child’s life, it is important that they set good examples.  Raising children to adopt healthy eating behaviors may seem daunting, but it does not have to be. I think parents should expose their children to a wide variety of foods starting at an early age. Like Mommy like me, I love to eat a variety of foods and in our house the kids always see us enjoying and sharing healthy food such as Stonyfields yogurt. In our home it  started with YoBaby http://www.stonyfield.com/products/baby-kids/yobaby/plain and  continues to smoothies,  plus a variety of healthy food. Nothing was outlawed, just in moderation, cookies, chips, candy all in moderation. Children who eat the same food as their parents rather than being indulged with 'kids' meals' are far more likely to have healthy diets, research has found. I had the best lunch celebrating sweet 16 of Yobaby at Bouley Botanical Resturant in NYC, with guest speaker and mother and registered dietitian, Sally Kuzemchak shared her own feeding troubles and offer her tips for raising a successful eater. I loved the communication specialist from Stonyfield, they were fantastic and had great energy. I can't wait to go to the farm and see them again.

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Stonyfield is more then yogurt! Its the vibration of a healthy life and happy family! As a MOM thats all I want is a happy healthy family!

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Mom Click Here feeling good! #LoveYoBaby This is the way I feel when I eat healthy!!

 

 

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Professional Organizer & Feng Shui will get the positive energy going ! Tips for you!

Professional Organizer  will get the positive energy going !  Tips for you!
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A little teaser on #liveitup show! Stay tuned to official video and more tips on my blog! @coririst @donnadrakeliveitup

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I loved having a fresh eye when I had a professional organizer come to my home, after I used the ideas she gave me I noticed the chi was flowing, yes the energy felt so much better, after bags were donated and old toys and furniture given away. Organization is an integral part of feng shui. Feng shui is, ultimately, about energy flow. Clutter, disorganization and grime are all energy blocks. Those energy blocks can be removed with an investment of time, attention and sometimes, money. When you make a point of surrounding yourself with only the things you love and use regularly and you spend time caring for them, there’s going to be more flow in your life. Everywhere you look you’ll see things that remind you of love and purpose. You’ll be able to spend more time in appreciation. That’s focus first on organization, clutter clearing and a good green cleaning with my clients. All of those things set the stage for enhanced energy flow and allow space for new, beneficial things and experiences to come in. Katia was great, she had two baskets and we sorted and thre away in seconds, as my heat raced thinking…omg I might need that! LOL, some of the doodads have been in the draws for years, never !Beauty and Inspiration A common feng shui strategy is to choose art and other objects that depict things you'd like to see manifest in your life, whether success, love or inner peace. In the bedroom, practitioners suggest hanging your favorite piece of art on the wall opposite your bed. "The last thing you see before you go to sleep and the first thing you see when you open your eyes should be something that makes you feel joyful and inspired," 

IMG_1662If your direct view from the bed is of an adjoining bathroom or a messy closet, screen those views with curtains, folding screens or simply by closing the door. Also, put down the toilet seat at night, lest the bedroom's energy go right down the drain.

Another thing not to place opposite, next to or over the bed (and definitely not on the ceiling, which is a crime against more than just feng shui) is a mirror. In addition to bouncing too much energy around the room to allow for good rest, these reflective surfaces are thought to magnify problems and worries — and some feng shui practitioners even say that mirrors in the bedroom can invite a third party to interfere in your relationship. But no worries, just move or soften the mirror, hang a curtain, place plant in front.

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Energy:  Here, I’m talking about “raising your vibrations”. If that’s setting off your woo-woo meter, please stay with me. The purpose of organizing is to raise your energy levels. When we focus on expansion and increasing our energy levels, we’re able to do more, have more fun, spend more time in appreciation and enjoyment. We have more energy to transform our negative thought patterns and feelings into ones that feel better. I’m talking about being “on top of your game”. That’s the goal, here. Getting to that goal requires that you focus energy, time and appreciation on your physical space because you are a part of reflects who you are.

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Like Mother like Daughter #KrisJenner and #KimKardashian YES HICKIES! @thehickeystick

Like Mother like Daughter #KrisJenner and #KimKardashian YES HICKIES! @thehickeystick

EarthDay and Mother's Day just around the cornor I could not resist, just  talking about what natural and organic  Mother like daughter, they both are women of passion and like a good hickey.   G2 Organics, my company has the best product to cover and conceal, www.g2organics.com. Yes, I'm a Mom, and helped create this cover conceal and heal stick with my students from Fordham University

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. The stick has many uses for bug bites, cover tattoos and more. Easy to carry for men and women, I actually keep it in my medicine cabinet and everyone in my family uses it. MULTI- use even has zinc so it protects from sun.

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'KUWTK' Kris Jenner Gets A Hickey From Corey Gamble On …

 

 

 

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'KUWTKKris Jenner Gets A Hickey From Corey Gamble On Hot Date.

 

 

You’ve tried cold spoons to break up the blood vessels, even concealors but nothing could get the job done…until now.

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Mar 23, 2015 – Um, gross! After a sexy date night with her much younger boyfriend,Kris Jenner was caught rocking a hickey on her neck.

The Hickey Stick is a high performance cover-up, with a formula that is thicker than a concealer and easily covers bruises, pimples and blemishes in 2 easy steps!

For the past few months, there had been a lot of rumors about whether or not Corey Gamble and Kris Jenner were really a couple, but the latest episode of "Keeping up with the Kardashians" has definitely confirmed the relationship – after Kim made some seriously awkward comments! I remember it was confirmed with Kim and Kanye after her spotted hickey now its confirmed with Kris and Corey after her spotted hickey. The men like to mark their territory and the women wear them proudly, then like to conceal. 

 

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G2 ORGANICS HICKEY STICK – AN AMAZING HEAVY DUTY CONCEALER!and HEALER!

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

G2 ORGANICS HICKEY STICK – AN AMAZING HEAVY DUTY CONCEALER!

 

Hi folks, today I wanted to share with you a product that I was sent from G2 Organics to try out. It's the Hickey Stick. I've used a lot of concealers in my day, and I have to say- I think this will be replacing my current #1- Make Up For Ever Full Cover. In the past, I've also used NARS and MAC Studio concealers.
My current skin treatments have greatly lightened my scars, but there was a time with I had really dark acne marks. I wish I had something as good as this in my arsenal! This two step full coverage concealer really works wonders.

The first step is a yellow toned step. I used a clean finger tip to gently apply it onto primed skin. The heat from my fingers helped spread it evenly. I then used a small concealer brush to pat in the second beige colored step. Patting keeps first layer from smearing and helped blend it evenly into the surrounding skin. I then lightly applied my foundation and set it with powder.

From the G2 Organics website:

• Made using organic and natural ingredients. A non-toxic product
• A unisex concealer – perfect for men and women
• Covers blemishes, scars, pimples and yes, embarrassing hickey’s!
• Ingredients includes Vitamin E to heal
• Works well with all skin tones – from light to dark. The two shades are blended together, to create the perfect match for your complexion.
• Reiki charged for good energy!
The coverage is phenomenal. Since it does such a good job concealing, I've had to use drastically less foundation. About 1/2 the amount I usually apply to my face. Check out how it can even cover the burn scar on my wrist.
 

 

I only have two minor gripes with this product. It comes in only light and dark. Though I wear concealer under my foundation, I know that others don't and with that limited color range, it may be hard to find a match. If you buy both sets of Hickey Sticks to blend the two shades, it would be pretty costly. I was lucky that it nearly matched my skin but others might not be so lucky. The one other issue is that it is oil based, so heat and excess oil production can cause the layers of concealer to move if you are not careful. I highly recommend gentle blotting and a silica based powder to gently set your face makeup!

All in all? A really superb concentrated concealer that I wish I had back in the days of my pizza face acne days. It really would have made such a difference! I'm really more impressed than I thought I would be.

G2 Organics Hickey Stick is $24.95 and can be purchased HERE at the G2 Organics Shop.

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Raising awareness for pediatric cancer Parents with HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS WITH ROCSI DIAZ

THE MOMS helping HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS WITH ROCSI DIAZ


I'm not going to lie to you, I hate writing this blog, I hate cancer, I hate seeing children suffer, I hate what these families have to go through. One child diagnosed with cancer is just one too many! It's never about "I" when dealing with children, its about what can we do to help. Did you know that 15,000 kids are diagnosed with pediatric cancer and that cancer is the leading cause of death in children? Today The MOMS hosted a luncheon with Rocsi Diaz and Hyundai’s Hope On Wheels at The Warwick Hotel in NYC to help raise awareness for pediatric cancer.#HopeOnWheels #EndChildhoodCancerIMG_0452IMG_0476

The comapnay was great, the parents were amazing telling their personal stories, their courage and strenght inspired everyone. The children with cancer and in recovery were joyful and had hope in their eyes. They smiled posed for pictures, and had great energy. 

I'm no stranger to cancer and the effects it has on families, I even created a line of non toxic beauty products called G2 Organics because I believe a lot of cancer comes from beauty the products we use and the toxic build up in our system, a portion of my sales goes toward helping with cancer, www.g2organics.com  I think we all play a role in helping find a cure HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS, has donated over $100,00 million toward the cause.

“Childhood cancer is an important issue that should command more attention,” said Rocsi Diaz. “I’m proud to participate in Hyundai Hope On Wheel’s launch activities. I’m moved that Hyundai has been helping kids fight cancer for 17 years and I’m delighted to share that this year they will surpass $100 million in funding groundbreaking research aimed at finding a cure because one child fighting cancer is one child too many.”

Hyundai Hope On Wheels will carry on its “Just One Wish” campaign theme from last year. This theme is designed to convey the mission of the organization to end childhood cancer. The campaign connects thousands of families affected by the disease via social media. Parents who visit the Hyundai Hope On Wheels website and social media channels can join the effort by posting a photo of their child and sharing their own stories of courage and hope. The goal of the Just One Wish campaign is to show the collective wish of a cure for pediatric cancer. Families can join the effort by visiting the Hope On Wheels website under the section “we win together” or by posting a photo on social media @HopeOnWheels, using hashtags #EndChildhoodCancer and #HopeOnWheels.

For more information about Hyundai Hope On Wheels, please visit www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org.

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Happy Spring! I made this so easy to do! and Im no #Martha Stewart

Happy Spring, bring a little into your home! I made this and you can too, flowers, plastic wrap, lemon and of course a glass vase. Time to make 20 minutes tops. 

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No Girl Scout Cookies this year, taking a break, from the battle field and giving my peeps a break!

I am making a donation to my daughters Girl Scout troop and calling it a day! The troop will gets more money that way!

 
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I am taking a break this year and not because the Samoas aren’t called Samoas anymore (they’re now Caramel deLites), and I certainly do not have anything against the Girls Scout organization because we are a participants. I am just taking a break and here’s why.samoas1

When parents sell the cookies for their kids, I honestly feel as an entrepreneur that the kids lose the valuable lesson of selling and running a cookie business. I have bought over 50 boxes in the past just so my daughter can get the badge and we support the troop. We also have gone door to door and sold.  I see people haranguing, friends family and co-workers to buy. Maybe they should just ask for a donation for the troop. I know being a Girl Scout that that every troop likes selling a lot of cookies, but the reality in Westchester according to The Heart of the Hudson, for every $4.00 box sold  only .70 goes to the troop. This is one reason why I am going to forgo selling,  forgo walking around door to door with my daughter and just make a donation to the troop. The troop will then have more money and I will have less responsibility. We have already learned cookie selling skills from participating over the past five years selling for The Girl Scouts of America.

images-17 images-2I know she wont get her 100 cookie badge or the applause from the troop but I do think this is what works for us this year.  Friends and family, will have no problem finding the cookies in this over saturated GS cookie sale war zone. I love the Girl Scouts, but its business they are not going to turn down the sales, but I think they agree according to my research.

 When parents sell for the girls:“It’s a constant source of conversation,” said Michelle Tompkins, manager of media relations for Girl Scouts of the USA. “We love that the parents want to help their kids. There’s no malintent, but it is selling the kids a little short, not letting them learn the skills they want to teach.”goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and ethics, according to the Girl Scout cookies website

In NYC offices some buildings are becoming a cookie war zone. One woman told me she has to buy from four different women because they are her friends and she bought  from them last year. She said "I feel obligated, even though I do not want the cookies." Another father said the first thing his daughter says when he walks in the door is "HOW MANY DID YOU SELL DAD?". I think that says it all. 

I am an entrepreneur and do have a website for my business G2 Organics, but I do not think it's smart to set one up for cookie sales. There is also the threat of hackers who often view non-profit organizations as prime targets, said Akli Adjaoute, chief executive of the San Francisco-based security firm Brighterion. Compared to banks and mega-retailers — whose systems have been compromised in recent years —  criminals assume that non-profits "have no resources and no heavy investment on security,"  Adjaoute said. "And they're right." Im a mother and always a Girl Scout but this year, my gut tells me save the calories and make a donation.cookie-sales-kit-inside

 

 

 

 

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Overprotective Parenting are you hurting or helping? The Doctor agree’s with me!

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Parenting today has become a profession with some muzzy's and daddy's!  I still can't believe what I see at times, lets let our kids grow up to be healthy productive adults. I think by smothering them and giving them everything its hurting them now and in the long run. We all see it with helicopter mothers, resulting kids living at home well in their 30's. or still being financially dependent, even when grown and have families which is worse. I have so much to say on the subject but time flies when on the radio especially when I'm enjoying the conversation with my hosts and call in guests. I like them both, and they give great advice in a fun easy listening style.

I'm a hands on Parenting Expert, and  Power Parenting Radio starring  is very informative and friendly the balance in the show is his lovely intelligent wife Carolyn listen it out it's  a great Parenting Radio Show So much to say on the subjects is a 

There's much to be considered when it comes to raising our kids today-and much to be frightened about. Parents are bombarded with stories of unsafe toys, violence in schools, cyber-bullying, teen sex, cyber-sexual predators, pedophiles loose on the streets, drugs, alcohol, obesity and the list goes on. When faced with this, who wouldn't worry?

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However, many of these worries are overblown and unfounded. Crime-rates, early pregnancies, violence, school drop out rates and smoking have declined in recent years. In fact, children are generally safer today than in the past. Education, enforced safety measures and engineering of safety devices combine to make up this improvement.

More and more students are reaching university not knowing how to do things for themselves. Parents think they are helping young people by doing things for them but they are actually making them less independent. 

Overprotective parents send the message that their children can’t handle life’s challenges on their own. This can lead to a lack of self-confidence in these children. They may feel that if their parents don’t trust them with the freedom to make mistakes and tackle problems on their own, then they may not have the ability to succeed in life without the continued guidance of their parents. I say trust your parenting tools and let your kids, be. Be a loving caring parent, instead of "policing and trying to catch and prevent" the natural bumps of life. No guarantees either way so pray relax and trust your parenting skills. I also highly reccomend this book.11054470_404213373089169_5789462904959491834_n

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“Where ya from?” Family outing go to NYC Tenement Museum then walk to the original Benito One in the heart of Little Italy

What? Kids drink beer, women threw bricks in butchers window when they raised the prices. Yes learn all about the history of the tenements and how it all started. We loved it, it was our second visit and the impact it made on the kids and myself is a great experience. I think its a eye opener when your actually sitting in the space where it all happened. This is something you can read about but going through the process makes it real and has the impact on you and your kids. http://www.tenement.org/tours.php

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Family-run stores filled the lower level of 97 Orchard for over a century, where they struggled to adapt to an ever-changing neighborhood and achieve the American Dream. Visit the 1870s German saloon of John and Caroline Schneider, and use interactive media to trace the stories of turn-of-the-century kosher butchers, a 1930s auctioneer, and 1970s undergarment discounters.

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After the educational trip take a walk over to Little Italy and dine at original Benito One, you will be greeted by the owner world famous James Bari and served by MARCO, the best waiter in NYC. He knows how to treat a customer! The menu is traditional and has not changed in years as respect to the chef and tradition. and the food is absolutely outstanding. This restaurant is a classic, can not be duplicated, the original is all part of  the experience.  Benito One has been featured in many iconic movies and TV show's  like the Soprano's http://www.sopranos-locations.com/locations/Benito-one/IMG_8569IMG_8570

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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