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Packing the Kids a Healthy Lunch

     What exactly should you look for in a healthy, well-balanced lunch? You should make sure to include whole grains, fruits and vegetables, calcium, and lean protein. The USDA has daily recommendations for children for each of these food groups, and you should aim to provide as much as possible in each category when preparing your child’s lunch.

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Probiotics Can Prevent Children’s Flu

A recent study shows that preschoolers who were given probiotic supplements twice a day were less likely to experience fevers, coughs, and runny noses than preschoolers who weren’t taking any during flu season.  Probiotics are “good germs,” which promote a healthy balance between good and bad bacteria and between good bacteria and yeast in the digestive system. As a result, immunity is boosted.

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Proceeds from Danny the Dragon CD Support Good Cause

         If you’re like most Americans, you probably haven’t even heard of celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder which causes an immune reaction that can affect the entire body, causing both physical and mental problems. The cause? An allergy to gluten, a component of wheat, barley, and rye. The problem with celiac disease is that doctors don’t know much about it either. They don’t know that it affects an estimated 300 million Americans and that with a simple test, a diagnosis can be made and the easy treatment can begin—a gluten-free diet.

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Vitamin D Can Prevent Children’s Flu

Many studies have recently come out singing the benefits of the super-nutrient, vitamin D, which helps to activate immune cells. It’s recommended that children get 400 IU daily of vitamin D. What’s unique about this nutrient is that you can get it just by enjoying some sun; sunlight triggers production of it in your skin.

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Healthy Eating for the Kids—Easy Tips

     It all starts with some planning. It’s best to create a menu for the week with healthy recipes that take thirty minutes or less to prepare, unless you know you’ll have more time available for cooking. There are many easy, healthy recipes available online which you can prepare in a snap.

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Florida, It’s Home

I can honestly say I love the weather in Florida. I want to go home! Some say I am crazy but I will take sweating and humidity over the cold winds of the Puget Sound and the North East any day. I guess this is why I moved to the South East to do my writing. Did I say I am really bi-coastal? You will see I am on the West Coast frequently, yet do prefer the clean air of Florida and sitting out in my studio overlooking the little lake, big oak tress (yep Florida oak trees) and all the space writing away on my computer daily, taking breaks to try out another recipe, occasional attempts at learning Photoshop and the use of my digital camera. I am happy to be heading back soon, but first to Yellowstone and the Dakotas.

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The Fun Part of Life

Dental work is no fun. Ok, I said it! Now back to the fun in my life, writing! I am oozing with ideas and so much coming off. I am not only writing but developing these recipe ideas which are amazing! Visit www.GlutenFreeHelp.info for a little peak at some of what I do besides Danny, yet he is by my side. You betcha!

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Danny the Dragon CD Update

The producer of the Danny the Dragon CD told me he is having a hard time with so much good music coming in the mail and MP3’s, so I am being asked to share my input. I get to add some input – after all it is my Danny the Dragon! At the same time I am developing recipes, writing and getting the books ready for shipping for the next Florida Library Association on the East Coast, in two days. Exciting!

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Recipes being well developed!

I found a great store for purchasing my cooking and research supplies. This is definitely going to help in the creation of more recipes, both for the Danny the Dragon cookbook and the Gluten Free website. Keep an eye out for some terrific recipes to be posted weekly on the Gluten Free site.

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Update on the Danny the Dragon Cookbook

Even more recipes to come for the Danny cookbook! I’ve been compiling more fun ideas. I still have a lot to do – the development of recipes is really an adventure. I read two books written by chefs from the Cooking Channel, and learned a lot about how to proceed in making an actual cookbook. There is a process – and I’m following it.

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