Health Conscious

The benefits of being active

Guest blog post submitted by Dayton Children’s Medical Center When kids are active, their bodies can do the things they want and need them to do. Why? Because regular exercise provides these benefits: strong muscles and bones weight control decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes possibly lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels better(…)

Who are you going to call when winter strikes?

Guest blog post submitted by Dayton Children’s Medical Center As the winter season approaches, many moms are burdened with concerns regarding their child’s health, but rest assured… the MeadWestvaco Family Resource Center at Dayton Children’s is here to help! The FRC staff is dedicated to assisting and educating families with information regarding children’s health and(…)

Welcome to the World of Zamzee

Welcome to the World of Zamzee

Ever heard of a Zamzee?  I hadn’t either until BlogHer’12.  It’s an interesting little gadget that your kids attach to themselves and it measures their physical activity for the day.  Wondering how my 12 year old daughter would feel about it, I had her go to the website and check it out.  She was mildly(…)

Meet the MeadWestvaco Family Resource Center at Children’s Medical Center

Meet the MeadWestvaco Family Resource Center at Children’s Medical Center

Guest Blog Post submitted by Dayton Children’s Medical Center. Has your child recently been diagnosed with a condition and you want to learn more?  Are you a teacher who has a new student with a health issue and you want to know how to better serve him or her? Check out the MeadWestvaco Family Resource(…)

What are Probiotics?

Those who know me will tell you: I don’t like bugs!  I have to “be strong” in front of our kids and kill spiders and other bugs creeping by, but really, I despise them.  I am though, impartial, to the “bugs” in some of our foods that feed our guts.  And, I choose to eat(…)

McDonald’s Open Door Tour – Interesting Facts Part II

McDonald’s Open Door Tour – Interesting Facts Part II

I’m Lovin’ all of the interesting facts that we learned during our Open Door Tour at McDonald’s. Did you know that employees wear color coded gloves based on what kind of food they are touching.  Clear gloves are worn for cooked food and blue gloves for raw foods.  Employees also have to wash their hands(…)