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5 Benefits Of Family Dinners For Oregon Kids

 Oregon Kids Health

Oregon parents have to juggle schedules in order to help their kids use their time to do things that will help them be healthy and successful. Prioritizing is the name of the game for most Oregon, Oregon City and Minnesota families. With all this competition for your child’s time, don’t discount the powerful benefits from simple family rituals such as family meal time.

Studies have shown that kids who have frequent family dinners gain the following benefits:

1. Their grades improve

2. The meals they eat are healthier

3. They are less likely to try cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana

4. They enjoy an increase in family communication

5. These children are less likely to suffer from childhood obesity

If your family dinners are less frequent than you would like them to be, here are some tips. Start by setting a small goal, like sitting down for dinner twice a week, and then add days on after that. Next, involve the kids by letting them help plan and prepare the meals and set the table. Lastly, always make mealtime a technology-free zone: no TV or phones allowed!

And remember, even if you’re in a rush and have to pick up dinner at a local Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon restaurant, take the time to sit down together to eat. Your family will still enjoy many of these benefits.

My name is Byron Strivens and I want to help Oregon City families to raise healthy, happy kids. I am the owner of my own Portland area home business that sells power squares. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr or give me a call at 503-504-8058. We can discuss various issues regarding kids health in Oregon.

Thank you for visiting the Portland Children’s Health Blog!

The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Jeanie Lerche Davis, “Family Dinners Are Important,” WebMD, http://children.webmd.com/guide/family-dinners-are-important, accessed on Apr. 24, 2013

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I am Byron Strivens, and I am a Oregon City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading protein shake and power squares online and in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon. Our valued Portland customers recommend power squares because power squares has helped me reduce my colesterol count, reduced my blood pressure, and help relive my allergy problems.

Teamx88 is also a fantastic protein shake home-based business in the Portland area. Oregon entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Oregon healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Teamx88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr.

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Oregon City Kids and Bug Bite Dangers

Oregon City Kids and Bug Bite Dangers Healthy Oregon City kids love to play outdoors, but Oregon parents need to be aware of a potential danger: bug bites. The ability to tell a harmful bug bite from a benign one is essential to keeping your active Oregon City child safe.

Flea bites are common in Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon. They appear as a rash on a child’s skin with individual raised spots that might have a puncture in the center. Oregon City children will usually complain of itchy skin if they have been bitten by fleas.

Bee and wasp stings, also common in the Portland area, can be differentiated by the number of stings. Bees only sting once, lose their stinger and then die, whereas wasps (as well as hornets and yellow jackets) can sting multiple times. Oregon homes often harbor wasp nests under the eaves.

The sting of a fire ant will usually cause Portland kids to have a red hive that may develop into a itchy, pus-filled lesion. Chiggers, which are tiny arachnids, cause multiple itchy red welts on kids’ skin. Check your local Oregon City drugstore for itch-relief products and watch the welts for signs of infection.

Ticks bites will cause an uncomfortable redness on your Portland child’s skin and may even swell. Since ticks can carry harmful diseases, you should contact your Oregon City area pediatrician if you child has had a tick bite.

My name is Byron Strivens and children’s health is very important to me. I sell a fantastic nutritional product for Oregon City families. Call me at 503-504-8058 if you would like more information. Thanks for visiting my Oregon City children’s health blog!

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I am Byron Strivens, and I am a Oregon City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading protein shake and power squares online and in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon. Our valued Portland customers recommend power squares because power squares has helped me reduce my colesterol count, reduced my blood pressure, and help relive my allergy problems.

Teamx88 is also a fantastic protein shake home-based business in the Portland area. Oregon entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Oregon healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Teamx88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr.

Call me at 503-504-8058 to own your own protein shake business in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, or Oregon.

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4 Benefits Of Oregon Skate Parks

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Kids love to move, and if given opportunities to participate in activities they enjoy, most will get regular exercise. Portland 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 Portland 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 Byron Strivens and I am passionate about kids health in Oregon. I want to help Portland area families discover outdoor activities that provide a fun way to exercise.

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Xocai healthy chocolate distributor Byron Strivens
Oregon City, Oregon 97045
503-504-8058
byronstr@yahoo.com
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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

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I am Byron Strivens, and I am a Oregon City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading protein shake and power squares online and in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon. Our valued Portland customers recommend power squares because power squares has helped me reduce my colesterol count, reduced my blood pressure, and help relive my allergy problems.

Teamx88 is also a fantastic protein shake home-based business in the Portland area. Oregon entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Oregon healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Teamx88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr.

Call me at 503-504-8058 to own your own protein shake business in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, or Oregon.

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Choose Healthy Kids Snacks In Oregon City

Choose Healthy Kids Snacks In Oregon City My name is Byron Strivens and I am a children’s health advocate in Oregon City, Oregon. Most Oregon parents notice behavioral effects when they feed their kids highly processed foods full of sugar and additives.

Portland elementary teachers advise sending fruit, vegetables, and protein in children’s lunches and leaving processed, sugary snacks at home. They notice that Oregon City children who eat healthy learn and behave better.

When shopping at your Portland grocery store you may want to start reading labels on snacks more carefully. A recent study conducted by Britain’s Food Standards Agency (their version of the FDA) found that seven dyes could affect children’s intelligence by up to five IQ points! When reading Oregon food labels check for Yellow #5, Yellow #6, and Red #40. In fact, Red #40 is banned in several European countries.

Red #40 is banned in several European countries.

My kids love dried apricots, raisins, sliced apples with sunflower seed butter, and snap peas. If you would like more information on improving your Oregon City child’s health and nutrition through healthy snacking please contact me today! – Byron Strivens

Byron Strivens Oregon City, Oregon 97045
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I am Byron Strivens, and I am a Oregon City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading protein shake and power squares online and in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon. Our valued Portland customers recommend power squares because power squares has helped me reduce my colesterol count, reduced my blood pressure, and help relive my allergy problems.

Teamx88 is also a fantastic protein shake home-based business in the Portland area. Oregon entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Oregon healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Teamx88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr.

Call me at 503-504-8058 to own your own protein shake business in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, or Oregon.

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Music is Magic for Oregon City Kids

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

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

My name is Byron Strivens and I am very interested in kids health in Oregon. I am the owner of a Portland area home business that sells power squares. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr or give me a call at 503-504-8058.

Xocai healthy chocolate distributor Byron Strivens
Oregon City, Oregon 97045
503-504-8058
byronstr@yahoo.com
protein shake
power squares


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

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I am Byron Strivens, and I am a Oregon City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading protein shake and power squares online and in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon. Our valued Portland customers recommend power squares because power squares has helped me reduce my colesterol count, reduced my blood pressure, and help relive my allergy problems.

Teamx88 is also a fantastic protein shake home-based business in the Portland area. Oregon entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Oregon healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Teamx88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr.

Call me at 503-504-8058 to own your own protein shake business in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, or Oregon.

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3 Easy Ways For Oregon City Kids to Get More Antioxidants

 Oregon kids shot schedule

Because antioxidants are associated with cell damage and cell death, parents in the Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon 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 Byron Strivens and I sell protein shake in the Oregon City and Portland areas. If you are interested in learning more about how protein shake can be a part of your child’s healthy lifestyle, call me today at 503-504-8058.

Xocai healthy chocolate distributor Byron Strivens
Oregon City, Oregon 97045
503-504-8058
byronstr@yahoo.com
protein shake
power squares

Join Teamx88 today!

I am Byron Strivens, and I am a Oregon City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading protein shake and power squares online and in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon. Our valued Portland customers recommend power squares because power squares has helped me reduce my colesterol count, reduced my blood pressure, and help relive my allergy problems.

Teamx88 is also a fantastic protein shake home-based business in the Portland area. Oregon entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Oregon healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Teamx88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr.

Call me at 503-504-8058 to own your own protein shake business in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, or Oregon.

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3 Tips For Improving Oregon City Kids’ Attention Spans

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Hello Oregon parents! Today in the Oregon City 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 Oregon.

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 Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon 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 Portland 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 Byron Strivens and I am passionate about helping Oregon 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 Oregon City home business that promotes power squares. If you are interested in learning more, please visit my website at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr or give me a call at 503-504-8058.

Xocai healthy chocolate distributor Byron Strivens
Oregon City, Oregon 97045
503-504-8058
byronstr@yahoo.com
protein shake
power squares


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 Byron Strivens, and I am a Oregon City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading protein shake and power squares online and in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon. Our valued Portland customers recommend power squares because power squares has helped me reduce my colesterol count, reduced my blood pressure, and help relive my allergy problems.

Teamx88 is also a fantastic protein shake home-based business in the Portland area. Oregon entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Oregon healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Teamx88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr.

Call me at 503-504-8058 to own your own protein shake business in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, or Oregon.

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Flu Shot Guidelines For Oregon Kids

Flu Shot Guidelines For  Oregon Kids

Every year as winter approaches, many Oregon parents wonder if they should get their kids a flu shot.

Everyone gets the flu, right? Is it that big of a deal?

In most cases, the flu is an inconvenience, but not detrimental beyond missing a few days of school. However, Oregon pediatricians caution that it is extremely important for high risk kids to get a flu shot. Ditto if your child is in regular contact with a high risk person.

What qualifies a child as high risk? Oregon experts say that chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or asthma puts a child at greater risk because the flu can contribute to serious complications. Many Oregon doctors also recommend flu shots for all children under five years old. Oregon experts advise getting your child’s flu vaccination as early as possible, in August or September or as soon as it is available, to protect them through the entire season which generally lasts from October to April.

Remember that two shots are required for children under the age of eight, given four weeks apart, for full protection your first year of getting vaccinated. Just one shot per year is needed after that.

Flumist is a nasal spray vaccine that can be given to healthy children ages two and up, an option that can be more child friendly. Side effects from either method of vaccination may include runny nose, muscle aches, vomiting, or low grade fever. The new flu vaccines offer protection from both H1N1 and the seasonal flu.

For more information on current Oregon children’s health issues or to learn more about my power squares health and wellness business, call me today!

Xocai healthy chocolate distributor Byron Strivens
503-504-8058  byronstr@yahoo.com
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I am Byron Strivens, and I am a Oregon City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading protein shake and power squares online and in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon. Our valued Portland customers recommend power squares because power squares has helped me reduce my colesterol count, reduced my blood pressure, and help relive my allergy problems.

Teamx88 is also a fantastic protein shake home-based business in the Portland area. Oregon entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Oregon healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Teamx88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr.

Call me at 503-504-8058 to own your own protein shake business in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, or Oregon.

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Do Your Oregon City Kids Get Enough Fiber?

Do Your Oregon City Kids Get Enough Fiber? In the eighties, the importance of fiber garnered a lot of public attention in Oregon. Bran appeared in cereals, muffins, and cookies, and whole wheat bread sales skyrocketed. You don’t hear much about fiber these days, but wise Oregon City 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. Portland 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.

Oregon City 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 Portland 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 Portland 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 Byron Strivens
503-504-8058 byronstr@yahoo.com
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I am Byron Strivens, and I am a Oregon City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading protein shake and power squares online and in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon. Our valued Portland customers recommend power squares because power squares has helped me reduce my colesterol count, reduced my blood pressure, and help relive my allergy problems.

Teamx88 is also a fantastic protein shake home-based business in the Portland area. Oregon entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Oregon healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Teamx88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr.

Call me at 503-504-8058 to own your own protein shake business in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, or Oregon.

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“Portland Injuries: Get The Ice, Fast!”

Portland Injuries Get The Ice Fast!

If your Portland kids are active on the field, the court, or in your own backyard, chances are you have dealt with many bumps, bruises, and sprains. Prompt medical care can make all the difference when it comes to how quickly an injury heals.

Despite medical advancements, when it comes to a sprain, strain, break, or bruise, the best way to reduce pain and swelling is the same as when you were a kid: apply ice.

For the best DIY ice bag, fill a zip-top bag with ice cubes or crushed ice and a little water. The liquid will help the bag conform to the body and distribute the cold evenly. You can also use the frozen peas trick, which does essentially the same thing.

Don’t apply the bag to bare skin, however. This could cause frostbite or even a burn. Wrap the pack in a thin towel or article of clothing.

Don’t take the ice off too soon. Removing it after just a few minutes, when the skin is cold to the touch, won’t have a lasting effect. Leave ice on the injury until the area goes numb, but not more than 20 minutes. Repeat this once an hour for up to four hours.

Remember to get the ice on as soon as possible. Preventing and reducing inflammation speeds up the healing process. The sooner you get ice on it, the sooner your Portland child will be back in action.

For more information on children’s health, or to learn about power squares, a nutritious snack, contact me today!

Byron Strivens, Xocai healthy chocolate distributor
http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr
503-504-8058
byronstr@yahoo.com

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I am Byron Strivens, and I am a Oregon City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading protein shake and power squares online and in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, and Oregon. Our valued Portland customers recommend power squares because power squares has helped me reduce my colesterol count, reduced my blood pressure, and help relive my allergy problems.

Teamx88 is also a fantastic protein shake home-based business in the Portland area. Oregon entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Oregon healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Teamx88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/byronstr.

Call me at 503-504-8058 to own your own protein shake business in Oregon City, Oregon, Minnesota, or Oregon.

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