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October 2001 - Issue #022


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October 2001 - Issue #022

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In this issue:

  • Welcome, Ann Lanza, Registered Dietitian!
  • Help for Overweight Kids
  • Food Pyramid and Food Charts
  • Planning for the Unexpected
  • Halloween Safety Tips
  • Great New Links
  • Announcements

Special thanks to Ann Lanza, Registered Dietitian and Owner of Club Nutrition in South Windsor, CT. Her appearance on Robyn's Nest the television series provided great information on balancing nutritious meals for kids!

Also, thanks to Sheila Coutant, Certified Bereavement Counselor and Facilitator. In the wake of the Sept. 11th tragedy, Sheila helped teach parents what they can do to plan for the unexpected. A terrific show on a difficult subject.

Ann Lanza, Registered Dietitian, joins the Robyn's Nest team of experts! Ann is a mother of two and a Swedish native. Her experience with Diabetes, food and nutrition are unexcelled. View her biography and Request a "House Call" with Ann today!

Help for Overweight Kids - At least 1 in 5 children is overweight in this country. Nearly 1 in 3 adults are overweight. With these numbers increasing each year it's an epidemic that's spreading like wildfire. Get help now for overweight kids.

Food Pyramid and Food Charts - Understanding the nutritional needs of your child and getting a clear picture of your child's diet is important in preventing obesity. Our Food Pyramid is a delightful way to introduce the food groups to kids. Chart your child's current diet on our Food Chart! Calculate your child's BMI (Body Mass Index) with our new BMI Calculator tool!

Planning for the Unexpected - Seeing into the future is a talent most people do not possess. In this age of terror, parents can't help but wonder what they can do to plan for the unexpected. Learn some tips and suggestions.

Halloween Safety Tips - Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and we can all make sure that children have a safe holiday with the tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Halloween Safety Tips

Great New Links:

We have so many new links pertaining to disaster and tragedy that we listed them on one page for you. From where to report fraud, to help for teachers and families. We've even listed sites where you can donate safely.

Blubber - Interactive overweight kids site - for children, teens, parents, and their healthcare providers. A great place for kids to vent, learn and resolve their eating issues. Parents can learn a lot here too!

American Dietetics Association - Find a Dietitian! Just type in your zip code for referrals.

Our hearts go out to those suffering today. The victims and their families are in our prayers.



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