All In The Family

The Struggle To Keep Our Children Lean And Healthy

Many parents do not identify their child as “overweight,” but will select a sketch of a heavier model when asked to choose one representative of their child, new study findings show.

“Comparisons between images and sketches showed that parents’ visual perceptions of their children more clearly reflect their child’s physical appearance than words they might use to classify the child’s weight,” study author Dr. Helen J. Binns, of Northwestern University in Chicago told Reuters Health.

“So parents have a correct visual perception, but don’t consider that to fit in the medical diagnostic categories,” she added.

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When is a Fever Too High?

 With the nasty flu bug making its rounds, there’s only so much eating healthy, getting enough rest, washing your hands, getting a flu shot, and avoiding germs one can do. If you’re unlucky enough to get the flu, your body will hike up your body temperature to boil away all those germs. So, is there a point when your temperature can get too high?

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For Your Eyes Only


For Your Eyes Only

Young Australians can win up to $3000 for a community group of their choice by entering the Your Eyes Only competition. To enter, young people aged 12 to 15 need to submit a creative piece of work that shows the positive things about their community through their eyes. Entries will be judged by a committee made up of young people from right across Australia.

Entries need to be received by September 2, 2008. Find out more at The Foundation for Young Australians’ website at or call (03) 9670 5436.

Teenagers wanted to participate in study of wellbeing

Twelve to 17-year-olds are needed to participate in a study which aims
to identify characteristics and strengths that are present in
adolescents with high wellbeing and mental health that can help other

Staying well with Guided Imagery

How to Harness the Power of Your Imagination for Health and healing

by Belleruth Naparstek

Well-known guided imagery authority and psychotherapist, Naparstek provides a clear guide for using one’s imagination for self-healing and health maintenance.

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Are vitamins and Minerals for kids?

As parents we all know how important nutrition is, but are vitamins and minerals for kids to? It’s a fact that nutrition is an important consideration no matter what age you are. And choosing vitamins and minerals for kids is just as important. Most children will want the supplement they recently saw advertised on television but it’s important for parents to consider the vitamin and minerals that their child needs to grow up strong and healthy.
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Should government ban junk food?

Obesity has been classified as a ‘European-wide problem of epidemic proportions’, according to a recent article in Time Magazine. The article also states that the European Commission (EC) is going to go all out to counteract the harmful effects of junk food in the next five years.

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List of Films Based on Poems – Wikipedia

And far more of them than you would ever guess. It’s not just Beowulf and Dr. Seuss books that have inspired moviemakers, but also Gunga Din, The Raven, Jabberwocky, The Cremation of Sam McGee and many others.