Archive for the ‘Child Health’ Category

Fresh Ideas For Healthy Meal Planning In New Mexico

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Fresh Ideas For Healthy Meal Planning In New Mexico

New Mexico children’s nutrition experts say that family mealtime is a must for Arizona parents who want to know what their children are eating and stay on top of their kids’ nutritional needs. But with busy schedules, allergies, and different food preferences, planning meals can be a challenge. Here are some fresh ideas:

To simplify things, first make a list of all the foods your kids enjoy, healthy and non-healthy included. Study this list to discover ingredient combinations or cooking techniques they prefer. Then find recipes for healthy meal makeovers.

Make your own frozen meals. Just double or triple the recipe of a favorite casserole dish and store the extras in the freezer so the next long day or unscheduled event won’t tempt you to eat Texas drive-up or unhealthy microwaveable convenience meals.

If members of your family have allergies or are super-particular, make a large plain meal and have lots of healthy toppings available so everyone can customize their own meal. This works great for tacos, pizza, sandwiches, salads and baked potatoes.

Another time-saving tip for Texas parents: cook enough hamburger, steak, or chicken breasts for two or three different meals during the week.

For more tips on children’s nutrition in Texas or to order a tasty nutritional supplement made from the cacao bean, contact me today!

Angella Trout
Alamogordo, New Mexico zip code 88310
575-491-8624
angellatrout@aol.com
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Omega squares

The following article was used as source material for this post:
Faith McGee, “Family Meal Planning Basics,” www.ehow.com, 1999-2012, http://www.ehow.com/way_5250552_family-meal-planning-basics.html, accessed on Jan 9, 2012.

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I am Angella Trout, and I am a Alamogordo-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2011. I sell the industry-leading X power square and Omega squares online and in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. Our valued Las Cruses customers recommend Omega squares because Omega squares I can help others make healthy choices and not feel as if they are giving up the best things in life.

Xocai is also a fantastic X power square home-based business in the Las Cruses area. New Mexico entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand New Mexico healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/.

Call me at 575-491-8624 to own your own X power square business in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, or Texas.

Texas Kids Need A Healthy Plant-Based Diet

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Texas Kids Need A Healthy Plant-Based Diet

One of the best things you can do for your Texas kids is to help them love plant foods. Kids who are exposed to a wide variety of live foods when they are young are more likely to continue eating them when they are grown.

Why are plant foods so important for Texas families?

Plant-based foods have vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and protein. Live foods are generally low-fat, low-sodium, and, if unprocessed, have less toxins than processed foods.

Let’s help our Texas kids eat better than most of us Texas adults have eaten for the past three generations.

There is more to a plant-based diet than broccoli and carrots. Here are some plant-based meal and snack ideas to inspire you:

  • Legumes: beans, peas, lentils (hummus, black bean burritos, vegetarian chile)
  • Nuts and seeds: pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, (sunflower seeds on salads, granola with almonds, trail mix with nuts instead of M&Ms)
  • Whole grains: barley, spelt, millet, rye, quinoa, brown rice (spelt bread, whole wheat pasta, stir-fry with brown rice)
  • Fresh and dried fruit: bananas, berries, citrus, melons (blueberry barley pancakes, fruit plate with yogurt-honey dip, dried apricots in brown bag lunches)
  • Veggies: (mashed sweet potatoes, spinach salad with raspberry vinaigrette, pizza with green pepper, mushrooms and onion instead of pepperoni)

One of my favorite foods is made from the super-nutritious cacao plant. It is high in antioxidants and taste like candy. To try X power square, contact me today.

Angella Trout
Alamogordo, New Mexico     zip code 88310
575-491-8624 angellatrout@aol.com

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I am Angella Trout, and I am a Alamogordo-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2011. I sell the industry-leading X power square and Omega squares online and in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. Our valued Las Cruses customers recommend Omega squares because Omega squares I can help others make healthy choices and not feel as if they are giving up the best things in life.

Xocai is also a fantastic X power square home-based business in the Las Cruses area. New Mexico entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand New Mexico healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/.

Call me at 575-491-8624 to own your own X power square business in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, or Texas.

Video Game Exercising In Colorado

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Video Game Exercising In Colorado

Welcome to the Healthy Colorado Children blog. This site is for Colorado parents who are concerned about the health of New Mexico children. Today’s article looks at fitness video games.

If your child would rather exercise their thumb on a gaming console than shoot some hoops or kick a soccer ball, they might enjoy Wii, Playstation, and Xbox games that require them to move their body to play the game. If players enjoy the game, they will probably not mind (or notice) sweating a little bit.

Of course, you will need the necessary accessories to play these fitness games. Your nearest Colorado Target, Wal-Mart or Best Buy probably has everything you need for your gaming system.

I perused the internet to see which games came up on game review sites. The following are bestsellers:

EA Sports Active
Punch-Out!
Dance Dance Revolution
Gold’s Gym Cardio and Dance Workout
Kinect Sports Review
Nickelodeon Fit
Wii Fit

By providing a variety of exercise choices for our Colorado children, we can encourage them to get some exercise every day. (You may also enjoy playing them with your child, but be prepared to lose.)

For info on a children’s health product, call me at 575-491-8624. Thanks for visiting!

 

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I am Angella Trout, and I am a Alamogordo-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2011. I sell the industry-leading X power square and Omega squares online and in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. Our valued Las Cruses customers recommend Omega squares because Omega squares I can help others make healthy choices and not feel as if they are giving up the best things in life.

Xocai is also a fantastic X power square home-based business in the Las Cruses area. New Mexico entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand New Mexico healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/.

Call me at 575-491-8624 to own your own X power square business in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, or Texas.

Is Juicing Better For Las Cruses Kids?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Is Juicing Better For Las Cruses Kids?

Las Cruses health trends come and go and I have recently noticed that the practice of juicing fruits and vegetables has made its way back into the New Mexico children’s nutrition spotlight.

In my experience, I have found that the only Las Cruses parents who have been successful at making their own super-healthy juices over the long term are Las Cruses vegetarians who dedicate a lot of daily time to preparing their food.

Most Las Cruses people who buy an expensive juicer use it for a few weeks before it is relegated to the back shelf of the pantry. Though juicing provides a way to improve your children’s nutrition, it can be time-consuming and expensive. After buying fresh fruits and vegetables, it can cost several dollars to make one glass. Of course, if you have ever tasted fruit and vegetable juices made fresh, you know how delicious they are. For many Las Cruses parents, this is worth every minute and every dollar spent.

Does juicing provide more nutrition than eating whole fruits and vegetables?

I haven’t come across any convincing evidence of this but I do see the value for Las Cruses parents whose kids enjoy drinking juice more than eating whole fruits and vegetable. Mixing vegetables with sweet fruits in a juice can disguise their taste and make them more palatable than the same vegetables raw or cooked.

Las Cruses parents who would like to start juicing should keep in mind the fact that juicing usually removes all the fiber from the fruits and veggies used. A glass of fresh juice also contains a lot of calories!

To order a fantastic kids snack that is packed with vitamins and minerals, call me today at 575-491-8624.

Angella Trout
http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/
575-491-8624
angellatrout@aol.com

Join Xocai today!

I am Angella Trout, and I am a Alamogordo-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2011. I sell the industry-leading X power square and Omega squares online and in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. Our valued Las Cruses customers recommend Omega squares because Omega squares I can help others make healthy choices and not feel as if they are giving up the best things in life.

Xocai is also a fantastic X power square home-based business in the Las Cruses area. New Mexico entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand New Mexico healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/.

Call me at 575-491-8624 to own your own X power square business in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, or Texas.

3 Tips For Improving Alamogordo Kids’ Attention Spans

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Colorado immunization schedule

Hello New Mexico parents! Today in the Alamogordo 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 Colorado.

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 Texas, Arizona, and Colorado 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 Las Cruses 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 Angella Trout and I am passionate about helping New Mexico 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 Alamogordo home business that promotes Omega squares. If you are interested in learning more, please visit my website at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/ or give me a call at 575-491-8624.

Nutritional Consultant Angella Trout
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
575-491-8624
angellatrout@aol.com
X power square
Omega 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

Join Xocai today!

I am Angella Trout, and I am a Alamogordo-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2011. I sell the industry-leading X power square and Omega squares online and in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. Our valued Las Cruses customers recommend Omega squares because Omega squares I can help others make healthy choices and not feel as if they are giving up the best things in life.

Xocai is also a fantastic X power square home-based business in the Las Cruses area. New Mexico entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand New Mexico healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/.

Call me at 575-491-8624 to own your own X power square business in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, or Texas.

Music is Magic for Alamogordo Kids

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Colorado immunization schedule

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

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

My name is Angella Trout and I am very interested in kids health in Colorado. I am the owner of a Las Cruses area home business that sells Omega squares. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/ or give me a call at 575-491-8624.

Nutritional Consultant Angella Trout
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
575-491-8624
angellatrout@aol.com
X power square
Omega 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

Join Xocai today!

I am Angella Trout, and I am a Alamogordo-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2011. I sell the industry-leading X power square and Omega squares online and in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. Our valued Las Cruses customers recommend Omega squares because Omega squares I can help others make healthy choices and not feel as if they are giving up the best things in life.

Xocai is also a fantastic X power square home-based business in the Las Cruses area. New Mexico entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand New Mexico healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/.

Call me at 575-491-8624 to own your own X power square business in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, or Texas.

Choose Healthy Kids Snacks In Alamogordo

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

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

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

When shopping at your Las Cruses 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 New Mexico 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 Alamogordo child’s health and nutrition through healthy snacking please contact me today! – Angella M. Trout

Angella Trout Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
575-491-8624 angellatrout@aol.com
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Join Xocai today!

I am Angella Trout, and I am a Alamogordo-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2011. I sell the industry-leading X power square and Omega squares online and in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. Our valued Las Cruses customers recommend Omega squares because Omega squares I can help others make healthy choices and not feel as if they are giving up the best things in life.

Xocai is also a fantastic X power square home-based business in the Las Cruses area. New Mexico entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand New Mexico healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/.

Call me at 575-491-8624 to own your own X power square business in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, or Texas.

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

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Nutrition for Las Cruses children

Hi! My name is Angella Trout of Alamogordo. I own a home based business that sells Omega squares. I am passionate about helping Colorado, Arizona, and Texas 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 Las Cruses 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 Omega squares that I sell, please feel free to give me a call at 575-491-8624. You can also visit my website at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/ or email me at angellatrout@aol.com.

Contact me today!

Nutritional Consultant Angella Trout
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
575-491-8624
angellatrout@aol.com
X power square
Omega squares

Join Xocai today!

I am Angella Trout, and I am a Alamogordo-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2011. I sell the industry-leading X power square and Omega squares online and in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. Our valued Las Cruses customers recommend Omega squares because Omega squares I can help others make healthy choices and not feel as if they are giving up the best things in life.

Xocai is also a fantastic X power square home-based business in the Las Cruses area. New Mexico entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand New Mexico healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/.

Call me at 575-491-8624 to own your own X power square business in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, or Texas.

3 Easy Ways For Alamogordo Kids to Get More Antioxidants

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Colorado kids shot schedule

Because antioxidants are associated with cell damage and cell death, parents in the Colorado, Arizona, and Texas 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 Angella Trout and I sell X power square in the Alamogordo and Las Cruses areas. If you are interested in learning more about how X power square can be a part of your child’s healthy lifestyle, call me today at 575-491-8624.

Nutritional Consultant Angella Trout
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
575-491-8624
angellatrout@aol.com
X power square
Omega squares

Join Xocai today!

I am Angella Trout, and I am a Alamogordo-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2011. I sell the industry-leading X power square and Omega squares online and in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. Our valued Las Cruses customers recommend Omega squares because Omega squares I can help others make healthy choices and not feel as if they are giving up the best things in life.

Xocai is also a fantastic X power square home-based business in the Las Cruses area. New Mexico entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand New Mexico healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/.

Call me at 575-491-8624 to own your own X power square business in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, or Texas.

4 Critical Playground Rules For Las Cruses Kids

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Nutrition for Las Cruses children

The local playground is a good place for Colorado, Arizona, and Texas children to enjoy exercise and social interaction. However, there is potential for injury. Today in the Alamogordo Kid’s Health Blog, we want to give you some helpful playground safety advice.

First, in the hot New Mexico summer months parents should be sure to check any metal equipment such as slides before a child climbs on. The sun can quickly heat metal to the point that it can burn skin. Also, never allow children to play on the playground without wearing shoes.

Next, parents should pay special attention to the moving parts at their Las Cruses play area. These areas should be out of reach for children, but parents should always double-check to make sure that kids can’t reach these danger zones.

Third, don’t allow children to attach other items, such as jump ropes or leashes, onto the playground equipment.

Lastly, many families choose to ride bikes to the park. This can be the perfect way to get exercise and avoid childhood obesity in Texas. Just make sure children remove their helmets as well as anything else that is around their necks (like hoodies with drawstrings).

My name is Angella Trout and I want to help Las Cruses families raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition and kid’s immunization schedules are often on my mind. I am the proud owner of my own Las Cruses area home business that sells Omega squares.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/ or call me at 575-491-8624.

Nutritional Consultant Angella Trout
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
575-491-8624
angellatrout@aol.com
X power square
Omega squares

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 Xocai today!

I am Angella Trout, and I am a Alamogordo-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in January 2011. I sell the industry-leading X power square and Omega squares online and in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. Our valued Las Cruses customers recommend Omega squares because Omega squares I can help others make healthy choices and not feel as if they are giving up the best things in life.

Xocai is also a fantastic X power square home-based business in the Las Cruses area. New Mexico entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand New Mexico healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/angellatrout/.

Call me at 575-491-8624 to own your own X power square business in Alamogordo, Colorado, Arizona, or Texas.