Except from The Shadow of AB-375 by Kevin Newman 12/2009"For sure, there are a number of challenges large and small associated with developing on smaller sites. One of the bigger challenges that…Continue
News at Harvard School of Public Health has an article that discusses how focussing on education has not done much to reduce poverty or the differences we see in academic achievement in children from poor families. According to the article, Dr. Julius B. Richmond, FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development at Harvard School of Public Health says: "To remedy the…Continue
"We teach reading for the first three grades and then after that children are not so much learning to read but using their reading skills to learn other topics. In that sense if you haven't succeeded by 3rd grade it's more difficult to [remediate] than it would have been if you started before then."
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A study from Ireland found that taste is an imporant factor in food choices. I wonder how this information applies here in America where, for example, Latino families are starting to recognize that childhood obesity is a problem for their children. But taste is probably still important because children will let you know immediately that they don't like the way food tastes.
"The study, published in Journal of Functional Foods, found that an informed food choice regarding…Continue
Obesity/diabetes patients also tend to have high blood pressure. I know the nation has put a lot of effort into warning about eating too much salt. This was probably more noticeable in the African American community.
Regardless of the number of education campaigns and no/no's from our doctors, salt intake in the US has not fallen in 50 years. That is pretty shocking. It seems that just as fat has been added to our food, salt is creeping into our daily eating habits because we now use…Continue