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Warning raises new fears of cell-phone risks

Posted by bronwynr on March 29, 2009

A warning from the head of a prominent cancer research institute has rekindled fears about the possible health risks associated with extensive cell-phone use, especially among children–and it comes as a growing number of children are using cell phones to communicate. | Full Story


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Feeding Your Picky Eater

Posted by bronwynr on March 28, 2009

I sometimes wonder how some children manage to get enough energy to keep them going and going and going. If your youngster is one of the many who pick and choose the foods they like most, he or she may often get on food jags, eating the same foods for all meals or even refusing food altogether. In my house this week, my 3-year-old is refusing to eat anything but peaches and bread! But I’m not too worried about this new phase; experts suggest it’s normal and may not last too long. In fact, in most cases like this, children are getting all the nutrients they need despite their limited intake.

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Book – The Fussy eaters’ Recipe Book

Posted by bronwynr on March 14, 2009

img-5The Fussy eaters’ Recipe Book

by Annabel Karmel

Since the Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner was published in 1991, Annabel Karmel’s essential guide to feeding babies and young children has become established as a classic.

Now completely up to date with ten new dishes, it also includes general advice on how best to cope with fussy-eating behaviours and improve mealtimes, Karmel’s The Fussy Eaters’ Recipe Book is more than just a recipe book – it will be the answer to many parents’ prayers!


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Using Marketing Skills and Media to Keep Young People Alive

Posted by bronwynr on December 28, 2008

YouthAIDS’ Kate Roberts:

Kate Roberts is the founder and director of YouthAIDS and Five & Alive, two marketing programs implemented by Population Services International (PSI), where she is a vice president. Founded in 2001, YouthAIDS is a global education and prevention initiative that uses pop culture, music, theater, movies and sports to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. The program reaches 600 million young people in more than 60 countries with life-saving products and services. In 2002, YouthAIDS partnered with MTV to produce the “Staying Alive” concert, a $3 million event broadcast worldwide and featured on all major news channels. Roberts spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about cause-related marketing, the Indian film industry and an event in Africa that changed her life, among other topics.


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