Category Archives: Child Health

Music Benefits Murfreesboro School Children

Music Benefits Murfreesboro School Children

Murfreesboro parents know that healthy kids need love, high-quality education, proper nutrition, cultural opportunities, and lots of exercise for well-rounded lives. For many TN children, a well-rounded life also includes music in one form or another. Most kids (especially toddlers) love dancing to, singing along with, and playing music.

Studies have shown that music does much more than simply entertain.

Children who are involved in some kind of musical training during school perform better in math and science areas. They also learn better coordination, do better in reading, concentrating, and goal setting. Studies show that students who are involved in a music education program also perform better on their SATs, and are more likely to attend college.

It’s best for Nashville parents to start their kids young, but it is never too late to learn a musical instrument. A good way to expose children to free musical events is through TN community performance programs. Check with Franklin, Hendersonville, and Brentwood libraries and community centers for more information.

Any music store in the 37130 zip code area will have great advice about Nashville area music lessons and teachers for your child.

Keep up the good work, Murfreesboro parents! Your children are lucky to have you to help them stay safe, healthy, and happy! My name is Kirby Smith and I am very interested in kids health in Brentwood. I am the owner of a Nashville area home business that sells Nugget. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://diamondthisyear.com/ or give me a call at 615-995-5359.

Join The Eagle Express today!

I am Kirby Smith, and I am a Murfreesboro-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in December 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xe Energy Drink and Nugget online and in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Franklin. Our valued Nashville customers recommend Nugget because Nugget Lets get together and try the Xocai challenge. Xocai will lower blood sugar, for diabetics, and and lower high blood pressure immediately. .

The Eagle Express is also a fantastic Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Nashville area. TN entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand TN healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about The Eagle Express, visit http://diamondthisyear.com/.

Call me at 615-995-5359 to own your own Xe Energy Drink business in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, or Franklin.

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5 Benefits Of Family Dinners For Franklin Kids

Brentwood Kids Health

Franklin parents have to juggle schedules in order to help their kids use their time to do things that will help them be healthy and successful. Prioritizing is the name of the game for most Brentwood, Murfreesboro and Hendersonville families. With all this competition for your child’s time, don’t discount the powerful benefits from simple family rituals such as family meal time.

Studies have shown that kids who have frequent family dinners gain the following benefits:

1. Their grades improve

2. The meals they eat are healthier

3. They are less likely to try cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana

4. They enjoy an increase in family communication

5. These children are less likely to suffer from childhood obesity

If your family dinners are less frequent than you would like them to be, here are some tips. Start by setting a small goal, like sitting down for dinner twice a week, and then add days on after that. Next, involve the kids by letting them help plan and prepare the meals and set the table. Lastly, always make mealtime a technology-free zone: no TV or phones allowed!

And remember, even if you’re in a rush and have to pick up dinner at a local Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Franklin restaurant, take the time to sit down together to eat. Your family will still enjoy many of these benefits.

My name is Kirby Smith and I want to help Murfreesboro families to raise healthy, happy kids. I am the owner of my own Nashville area home business that sells Nugget. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://diamondthisyear.com/ or give me a call at 615-995-5359. We can discuss various issues regarding kids health in Brentwood.

Thank you for visiting the Nashville Children’s Health Blog!

The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Jeanie Lerche Davis, “Family Dinners Are Important,” WebMD, http://children.webmd.com/guide/family-dinners-are-important, accessed on Apr. 24, 2013

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I am Kirby Smith, and I am a Murfreesboro-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in December 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xe Energy Drink and Nugget online and in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Franklin. Our valued Nashville customers recommend Nugget because Nugget Lets get together and try the Xocai challenge. Xocai will lower blood sugar, for diabetics, and and lower high blood pressure immediately. .

The Eagle Express is also a fantastic Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Nashville area. TN entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand TN healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about The Eagle Express, visit http://diamondthisyear.com/.

Call me at 615-995-5359 to own your own Xe Energy Drink business in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, or Franklin.

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Keep Young Brentwood Athletes Hydrated

Keep Young Brentwood Athletes Hydrated

It’s important for kids to be active, but during times of prolonged exercise, especially during hot weather, Brentwood kids can become dehydrated. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration, when your child says he’s thirsty, he may already be suffering from dehydration.

Ironically, swimming increases the risk of dehydration because water activities forestall feelings of thirst.

Encourage your Brentwood child to drink extra fluids before an activity begins and continue drinking every 20 to 30 minutes during the course of the event. Try to schedule practices and games in the mornings or evenings, especially during the Brentwood summer sports season to avoid the hottest part of the day.

Signs of dehydration can include:

dry mouth
lack of, or dark yellow, urine
cool, dry skin
lethargy, or irritability
dizziness
headaches

When treating a child for dehydration, water is best for the first hour or two, then sports drinks with electrolytes can be added. Most 37130 zip code area parks and ball fields are near convenience stores that carry Gatorade or Propel, but it’s best to keep a bottle or two in the car. If hydration is not restored, hurry to the nearest Murfreesboro emergency room.

To learn about a kid friendly nutritional product available in Murfreesboro contact me today.

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I am Kirby Smith, and I am a Murfreesboro-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in December 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xe Energy Drink and Nugget online and in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Franklin. Our valued Nashville customers recommend Nugget because Nugget Lets get together and try the Xocai challenge. Xocai will lower blood sugar, for diabetics, and and lower high blood pressure immediately. .

The Eagle Express is also a fantastic Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Nashville area. TN entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand TN healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about The Eagle Express, visit http://diamondthisyear.com/.

Call me at 615-995-5359 to own your own Xe Energy Drink business in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, or Franklin.

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3 Tips For Improving Murfreesboro Kids’ Attention Spans

Brentwood immunization schedule

Hello TN parents! Today in the Murfreesboro Children’s Health Blog, we are going to look at various ways to lengthen kids’ attention spans. An increased attention span can improve learning ability as well as behavior and is an important aspect of kids health in Brentwood.

1. Find an activity that will hold their attention. This might mean that you need to experiment with different types of toys and crafts. One child might enjoy building blocks while another may become engrossed in an art project. There are many craft and hobby stores in the Franklin, Hendersonville, and Brentwood area where parents can get great ideas.

2. Recorded stories are a wonderful resource for increasing attention spans. Have your child lie on the floor and close their eyes, then play a recorded story. When it’s finished, have your child retell the story to you. Local Nashville libraries are perfect for finding recorded books and stories. Or you can download audio books for your iPad or other electronic reader.

3. Make sure that your child is using age-appropriate toys, crafts, and media. Age recommendations can be very helpful when deciding what activities will effectively engage your child.

Remember that it’s natural for different children to have varying attention spans, but the attention span of all kids should improve with age.

I’m Kirby Smith and I am passionate about helping TN parents raise healthy and happy kids. I try to keep apprised on the latest in proper nutrition, childhood obesity, and immunizations. I am the owner of my own Murfreesboro home business that promotes Nugget. If you are interested in learning more, please visit my website at http://diamondthisyear.com/ or give me a call at 615-995-5359.

Distributor Kirby Smith
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-995-5359
kirby@diamondthisyear.com
Xe Energy Drink
Nugget


The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Paxton, Jackie, & Shoemake, Teresa, “Fun Ways to Increase Children’s Attention Span”, http://www.atu.edu/research/ProfessionalDevelopmentGrants/06-07/JackiePaxton/Final_Report-Fun_Ways_to_Increase_Children_s_Attention_Span.pdf, accessed on October 10, 2013

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I am Kirby Smith, and I am a Murfreesboro-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in December 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xe Energy Drink and Nugget online and in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Franklin. Our valued Nashville customers recommend Nugget because Nugget Lets get together and try the Xocai challenge. Xocai will lower blood sugar, for diabetics, and and lower high blood pressure immediately. .

The Eagle Express is also a fantastic Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Nashville area. TN entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand TN healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about The Eagle Express, visit http://diamondthisyear.com/.

Call me at 615-995-5359 to own your own Xe Energy Drink business in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, or Franklin.

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4 Ways To Improve Your Child’s Nutrition In Franklin

Brentwood Kids Health

Parents in the Nashville and Hendersonville areas are continually looking for ways to improve their children’s health and well-being. Today in the Murfreesboro Kid’s Health Blog, we want to give you four simple ways to do this with children’s nutrition suggestions.

1. Buying healthy snacks for your kids is pretty simple these days. Most Nashville supermarkets are packed with fresh fruit and veggies year-round along with low-fat cheese, nuts, and whole grain crackers. But, as you put those groceries away, remember to consider location, location, location. If your kids can’t find the healthy stuff, they’re not going to eat it. Place fruits at children’s eye-level in the fridge and other healthy snacks at the same height in the pantry.

2. Keep treats treats. When something is given to a child every day (or even two or three times a day!), like candy, it stops being a treat. When it’s time to indulge, make it a special occasion where the family joins in. You could take a trip to one of the great ice cream parlors in Brentwood after a family game night, or stop for milkshakes after an afternoon at the park. Just keep the frequency of these outings low enough that each time it happens, it’s still a treat.

3. Speak up to other Nashville parents about what you want offered to your child. As the snack list for soccer games is passed around, suggest specifying what should be included and what shouldn’t (i.e. orange slices good! doughnuts bad!). Chances are, other parents have been hoping someone would clarify the issue and set some healthy standards.

4. Set a good example. If you’re complaining about the veggies in your meal (or if your spouse is) the kids will follow, and then some.

My name is Kirby Smith and I am very interested in kids health in Brentwood. I am the owner of a Nashville area home business that sells Nugget. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://diamondthisyear.com/ or give me a call at 615-995-5359.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Distributor Kirby Smith
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-995-5359
kirby@diamondthisyear.com
Xe Energy Drink
Nugget

Join The Eagle Express today!

I am Kirby Smith, and I am a Murfreesboro-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in December 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xe Energy Drink and Nugget online and in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Franklin. Our valued Nashville customers recommend Nugget because Nugget Lets get together and try the Xocai challenge. Xocai will lower blood sugar, for diabetics, and and lower high blood pressure immediately. .

The Eagle Express is also a fantastic Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Nashville area. TN entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand TN healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about The Eagle Express, visit http://diamondthisyear.com/.

Call me at 615-995-5359 to own your own Xe Energy Drink business in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, or Franklin.

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Oral Rinses For Healthy Children’s Teeth In Brentwood

Oral Rinses For Healthy Children's Teeth In Brentwood

Some pediatric dentists in the Brentwood area are advising TN parents to have their child use an oral rinse that contains fluoride. This has caused some parents to wonder if the use of an oral rinse is helpful for tooth decay prevention even if the child is taking a fluoride supplement.

The answer to that, according to my Brentwood children’s dentist, is ‘Yes’. Why?

Fluoride supplements (usually only recommended if the municipal water is not fluoridated) help the teeth that are still forming in the jaw. Oral rinses, however, protect the teeth that have already come in. Fluoride supplements combined with an oral rinse strengthen all teeth: both baby and adult teeth.

OTC fluoride rinses (like ACT) can aid in children’s tooth decay prevention in Brentwood. Brentwood dentists recommend kids swish the rinse around in their mouth after they brush and floss. The solution should be the last thing to touch their teeth before going to bed.

I am Kirby Smith, a children’s health advocate in Brentwood and Nugget representative.
For more information on children’s vitamins, nutrition, oral health, and Nugget, call me at 615-995-5359.

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I am Kirby Smith, and I am a Murfreesboro-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in December 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xe Energy Drink and Nugget online and in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Franklin. Our valued Nashville customers recommend Nugget because Nugget Lets get together and try the Xocai challenge. Xocai will lower blood sugar, for diabetics, and and lower high blood pressure immediately. .

The Eagle Express is also a fantastic Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Nashville area. TN entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand TN healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about The Eagle Express, visit http://diamondthisyear.com/.

Call me at 615-995-5359 to own your own Xe Energy Drink business in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, or Franklin.

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Do You Know Your Murfreesboro Child’s BMI?

Brentwood Kids Vitamins

Because of issues such as childhood obesity in Franklin, there has been a lot of discussion about BMI or Body Mass Index. However, some parents in the Brentwood and Hendersonville area aren’t quite sure what this number is, what it represents, and why it is important.

Each time you take your child to your Nashville pediatrician for a well child check-up, you are given statistics regarding your child’s growth. BMI is a growth statistic that uses height and weight to estimate a person’s body fat.

BMI can then help Brentwood parents and pediatricians know if a child’s weight is appropriate.

If your Murfreesboro area pediatrician does not measure BMI, there are many free calculators on the internet that are easy to use and can give you an accurate measure. Once you have a BMI calculated for your child, it’s a good idea to share this information with your child’s doctor and make any changes that your doctor recommends.

Children with a high BMI are usually instructed to:

Be active for at least 60 minutes each day
Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day for proper nutrition
Limit soda
Practice appropriate portion sizes

Healthy kids are happy kids, and I love helping Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Franklin parents establish healthy habits. My name is Kirby Smith and I am the owner of my own Murfreesboro home business that sells Nugget.

If you would like to discuss kid’s health issues such as check-ups and immunizations, or if you would like to know more about Nugget, give me a call at 615-995-5359 or visit my website at http://diamondthisyear.com/.

Join The Eagle Express today!

I am Kirby Smith, and I am a Murfreesboro-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in December 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xe Energy Drink and Nugget online and in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Franklin. Our valued Nashville customers recommend Nugget because Nugget Lets get together and try the Xocai challenge. Xocai will lower blood sugar, for diabetics, and and lower high blood pressure immediately. .

The Eagle Express is also a fantastic Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Nashville area. TN entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand TN healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about The Eagle Express, visit http://diamondthisyear.com/.

Call me at 615-995-5359 to own your own Xe Energy Drink business in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, or Franklin.

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Mosaic Magic For Murfreesboro Kids

Brentwood Kids Health

Parents in the Brentwood area know how important it is for kids to express themselves artistically. This can be a great boon for a child’s cognitive development as well as their emotional health.

But sometimes the crayons and paper can get a little boring for kids. Luckily, there are lots of easy ways to encourage Hendersonville and Franklin children to create pictures and designs with unique materials and methods.

One of these methods is mosaics. Instead of drawing on paper, cut pieces of colored paper into small pieces. Then, allow your kids to organize the small pieces into a picture or design. Once they’ve completed their picture, give them some glue and have them adhere the mosaic to another complete piece of paper.

And you don’t have to stop at paper. There are plenty of materials that can be made into a mosaic.

A favorite material is dried beans. They are inexpensive, come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes, and can be found in any Nashville, Brentwood, or Hendersonville grocery store. However, remember that dried beans can be a choking hazard, so only use these and other small objects with older children.

My name is Kirby Smith and I am passionate about kids health in Brentwood. I want to help Nashville parents to raise happy, healthy kids.

I own my own Murfreesboro home based business that sells Nugget. If you would like to learn more, please contact me at 615-995-5359. We can discuss one of the many children’s health issues that is important to me, such as children’s nutrition and immunizations.

Contact me today!

Distributor Kirby Smith
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-995-5359
kirby@diamondthisyear.com
Xe Energy Drink
Nugget

Join The Eagle Express today!

I am Kirby Smith, and I am a Murfreesboro-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in December 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xe Energy Drink and Nugget online and in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Franklin. Our valued Nashville customers recommend Nugget because Nugget Lets get together and try the Xocai challenge. Xocai will lower blood sugar, for diabetics, and and lower high blood pressure immediately. .

The Eagle Express is also a fantastic Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Nashville area. TN entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand TN healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about The Eagle Express, visit http://diamondthisyear.com/.

Call me at 615-995-5359 to own your own Xe Energy Drink business in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, or Franklin.

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The Nashville Children’s Health Blog: Your Source For Helpful Information

Nutrition for Nashville children

Hi! My name is Kirby Smith of Murfreesboro. I own a home based business that sells Nugget. I am passionate about helping Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Franklin parents raise happy and healthy kids. That is why I started the Children’s Health Blog. Today I would like to explain what the blog can do for you.

There truly is a wealth of children’s health and wellness information on the internet, but sometimes it can feel a bit like getting a drink from a fire hose. In my blog, I try to distill this information into helpful tips that busy Nashville parents can really use.

Some of the topics that I am most concerned with are proper nutrition, childhood obesity, and immunization schedules.

Keeping our kids healthy can really be a challenge these days. They seem to be eating more junk food, watching more television, and playing outside less and less. But having healthy children is possible. Visit the blog often to find out how!

If you would like to discuss any children’s health issues, or if you would like to know more about my home business and the Nugget that I sell, please feel free to give me a call at 615-995-5359. You can also visit my website at http://diamondthisyear.com/ or email me at kirby@diamondthisyear.com.

Contact me today!

Distributor Kirby Smith
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-995-5359
kirby@diamondthisyear.com
Xe Energy Drink
Nugget

Join The Eagle Express today!

I am Kirby Smith, and I am a Murfreesboro-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in December 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xe Energy Drink and Nugget online and in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Franklin. Our valued Nashville customers recommend Nugget because Nugget Lets get together and try the Xocai challenge. Xocai will lower blood sugar, for diabetics, and and lower high blood pressure immediately. .

The Eagle Express is also a fantastic Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Nashville area. TN entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand TN healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about The Eagle Express, visit http://diamondthisyear.com/.

Call me at 615-995-5359 to own your own Xe Energy Drink business in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, or Franklin.

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Keep Hendersonville Kids Moving With An At-Home Dance Party!

Brentwood Kids Health

Healthy Nashville area children don’t spend too much time sitting around. They keep busy with active play and Murfreesboro recreational sports. But sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate.

When it’s too hot, cold, or wet for your kids to go out, don’t just turn on the TV or share your iPad, get your kids moving with a dance party!

Many moms have discovered how fun it is to dance their way to health in exercise classes such as Zumba and Hip Hop. If you’ve attended these classes at your local Franklin or Brentwood gym, try teaching your kids some of the simpler routines.

However, even if you prefer running to dancing, your kids will have fun. Just choose some music and start moving. You’ll be having fun and preventing childhood obesity at the same time.

Nashville parents, don’t let the weather stop you from helping your kids find a way to move around and stay healthy!

My name is Kirby Smith and I am very interested in kids health in Brentwood. I am the owner of my own Nashville area home business that sells Nugget.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://diamondthisyear.com/ or call me at 615-995-5359.

Distributor Kirby Smith
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-995-5359
kirby@diamondthisyear.com
Xe Energy Drink
Nugget

Join The Eagle Express today!

I am Kirby Smith, and I am a Murfreesboro-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in December 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xe Energy Drink and Nugget online and in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Franklin. Our valued Nashville customers recommend Nugget because Nugget Lets get together and try the Xocai challenge. Xocai will lower blood sugar, for diabetics, and and lower high blood pressure immediately. .

The Eagle Express is also a fantastic Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Nashville area. TN entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand TN healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about The Eagle Express, visit http://diamondthisyear.com/.

Call me at 615-995-5359 to own your own Xe Energy Drink business in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, or Franklin.

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