Archive for March, 2012

Healthy Colorado Springs Pantries For Healthy Colorado Springs Kids

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Healthy Colorado Springs Pantries For Healthy Colorado Springs Kids

Parents in the Manitou Springs, Woodland Park , and Monument area want healthy, happy kids, but it can sometimes feel like you’re fighting a losing battle trying to get your kids to eat right.

One way to ensure your family makes good food choices is to shop and stock your pantry with healthy food in mind. Before you head out to your local Denver super market, sit down and make a healthy shopping list. Even if you are confident that you know what you need, taking the time to write it out will help you plan meals, make healthy choices, and avoid impulse buys.

Once you are in the store, stick to your list and pick up the healthy items first. Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, and dairy are usually located around the perimeter of Manitou Springs, Woodland Park , and Monument super markets, so circle the store first before you head to the processed and preserved foods in the center aisles.

Your pantry should be stocked with healthy staples for meals your kids will eat. Make sure that your kids can easily get to healthy, quick snacks like nuts, whole-grain crackers, and dried fruit.

And don’t forget the fridge! Healthy snacks should be at eye-level for your children. Sliced fruit, bite-sized veggies, yogurt, string cheese, berries, and other fresh foods are great snack options for healthy, active (and busy!) Colorado Springs kids.

I’m Elsa Shields and children’s health is very important to me. I am the owner of a home business in Colorado Springs that sells Xocai Nuggets. If you are in the Denver area and are interested in learning more, or want to order Xocai Nuggets, call me today at 719.439.0142, or visit my web site at http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

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I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Woodland Park Entrepreneurs: If You Shop Online, You Can Sell Online!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Woodland Park                  Entrepreneurs If You Shop Online, You Can Sell Online!

Today article is for Woodland Park entrepreneurs who want to supplement their income with their own part time business. A home based business can be operated in just a few hours a week. A Xocai Nuggets online business works great as a second job.

You can set up an online Xocai Nuggets in less than an hour. I’ll show you how. Your Xocai Nuggets internet store is open 24/7/365. It works days, swings, and graveyards. If you can shop online, you can sell online!

With an internet store as a second job, you can check your Xocai Nuggets orders in the morning, pack them up, and drop them at the post office on the way to work.

For more information about Xocai Nuggets, contact me today at 719.439.0142 or esshields88@msn.com. I would love to have you join my Woodland Park sales team. I am Xocai Nuggets entrepreneur Elsa Shields.

Elsa Shields
Colorado Springs, Colorado zip code 80923
719.439.0142 esshields88@msn.com
Xocai Nuggets

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

AAP Immunization Information For Monument Parents

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

AAP Immunization Information For Monument Parents In the past century, the rates of many serious diseases in the United States have significantly declined, in some cases, they have been virtually eradicated.

Many Monument people have never met a person with measles, polio, small pox, rubella, tetanus, or diphtheria; though these diseases killed thousands of Colorado children in past generations.

One of the main reasons many dangerous communicable childhood diseases have been minimized in our area is due to Denver children’s immunizations. The increase in immunization use has gone a long way to improve health in our Colorado communities.

Recently, I have noticed that many Monument parents are questioning the children’s immunization schedule. I came across an informative American Academy of Pediatrics FAQ sheet that addresses most of the common concerns.

The AAP document entitled ‘The Vaccine Schedule, Why Is It Like That?,’ can be downloaded at http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/immunizations.cfm

I certainly learned a lot after reading the FAQ sheet and thought I would tell you about it here in my Monument children’s health blog.

I think it is important for all Monument parents like myself to be reminded of the scientific evidence that supports the use of the immunization schedule.

I am Monument children’s health advocate Elsa Shields. Call me at 719.439.0142 to learn about my favorite healthy snack for Colorado kids.

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Homemade Activities For Colorado Springs Kids

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Homemade Activities For Colorado Springs Kids

It shouldn’t cost a fortune to get your Colorado Springs kids fun, educational toys. Here at the Colorado Springs Children’s Health Blog we want to provide parents with some ideas to keep their young children’s minds healthy. This homemade activity for toddlers uses an egg carton and encourages development of fine motor skills.

You’ll need:
Empty egg carton
Plastic Easter eggs, in assorted colors
Card stock, or other heavy paper
Markers
Puff balls, in assorted colors

Many of these supplies are probably already in your Denver area homes. For the rest, they can easily be found at any Manitou Springs, Woodland Park , or Monument dollar store.

Denver parents can take the card stock, cut it into cards, and draw an egg shape on each card. Then color each egg in a different color-combination. Have your kids draw a card, and when they see they color combination, they’ll take the plastic eggs from the carton and assemble the same combination from the eggs.

Your Colorado Springs children will have fun while keeping their minds active and healthy as they practice learning their colors and copying color patterns.

Another great activity for Denver kids is to have them put colored puff balls inside the same color of egg. For safety, make sure the puff balls aren’t a choking hazard.

My name is Elsa Shields and I want to help Colorado Springs families raise healthy, happy kids while staying on a budget. I am the owner of a leading network marketing business in Denver that sells Xocai Nuggets. If you are interested in learning more about the Denver nutritious kid’s snacks, visit my website at http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/ or give me a call at 719.439.0142.

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Increase Profits By Cutting Costs

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Increase Profits By Cutting Costs

An online or home based Denver business generally has low overhead, but there are still ways to cut costs even further. As all Denver entrepreneurs know, decreasing expenses increases profits even if sales are unchanged.

Shipping can often take a larger share of the budget than buying or manufacturing the actual product. Sometimes the most competitive Denver home business owner is the one who has carefully researched shipping processes and found the most economical company and plan.

Have you ever thought about teaming up with other small business owners in the Monument, Woodland Park , and Colorado Springs areas? Buying office, marketing, and packaging supplies in large quantities can save a lot of money.

You are probably already using online social networks to market your Denver Xocai Nuggets business. You can also use social networks to learn from other Denver home business owners. Fellow entrepreneurs in your industry have valuable knowledge from which you can benefit. Learn from experience–other people’s!

Speaking of learning from experience, have you backed up your business computer hard drive lately? Suffering a data loss can be super-expensive. Prevent a major financial hit by vigilantly backing-up.

If you get into a money-saving mindset, you will find all sorts of ways to cut the overhead for your Denver home based business.

If you are looking for a supplement income opportunity in Denver, contact me today. I would love to tell you how the Xocai Nuggets home based business can earn you extra cash every single month.

Elsa Shields
Xocai Nuggets home based business owner since February 2008
719.439.0142 esshields88@msn.com

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

SpongeBob Doesn’t Care About Your Denver Child’s Health

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

SpongeBob Doesn't Care About Your Denver Child's Health

National and local Denver food advertisers can sabotage your Colorado Springs child’s health. Food manufacturers, like most Denver corporations, are motivated by profit, not by what’s best for Colorado Springs kids.

Their tools are deceptive language, cartoon characters, celebrities, and false promises of popularity. Colorado Springs parents can help youth better handle the constant media barrage by teaching them:

The components of a healthy diet
The implied messages and false promises of Colorado Springs food ads
Nutritional balance and moderation
How to read and understand Denver food labels
How excessive TV watching and internet viewing can affect health

If you encounter a local Colorado Springs food ad that is deceptive, contact the Denver Better Business Bureau. To complain about national ads, send a letter to the Children’s Advertising Review Unit, Council of Better Business Bureaus, 845 Third Ave, New York, NY 10022.

Nothing will change until Denver families unite to fight deceptive advertising aimed at Colorado Springs children. For more information on children’s nutrition in Denver, call me today.

Elsa Shields Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923 719.439.0142 esshields88@msn.com

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Video Game Exercising In Monument

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Video Game Exercising In Monument

Welcome to the Healthy Monument Children blog. This site is for Monument parents who are concerned about the health of Colorado children. Today’s article looks at fitness video games.

If your child would rather exercise their thumb on a gaming console than shoot some hoops or kick a soccer ball, they might enjoy Wii, Playstation, and Xbox games that require them to move their body to play the game. If players enjoy the game, they will probably not mind (or notice) sweating a little bit.

Of course, you will need the necessary accessories to play these fitness games. Your nearest Monument Target, Wal-Mart or Best Buy probably has everything you need for your gaming system.

I perused the internet to see which games came up on game review sites. The following are bestsellers:

EA Sports Active
Punch-Out!
Dance Dance Revolution
Gold’s Gym Cardio and Dance Workout
Kinect Sports Review
Nickelodeon Fit
Wii Fit

By providing a variety of exercise choices for our Monument children, we can encourage them to get some exercise every day. (You may also enjoy playing them with your child, but be prepared to lose.)

For info on a children’s health product, call me at 719.439.0142. Thanks for visiting!

 

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Are Multivitamins Necessary For Woodland Park Kids?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Are Multivitamins Necessary For Woodland Park                  Kids?

Hello Woodland Park ! Welcome to today’s Woodland Park children’s nutrition post. I am Elsa Shields, and I promote children’s health in Woodland Park and the 80923 zip code area.

Today’s post discusses children’s vitamins. Many Woodland Park parents give their kids a chewable or liquid multivitamin. We all know that it is essential for Woodland Park kids to get sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals and we often give them a pill to fill in nutritional gaps, just in case. Are multivitamins necessary for Woodland Park kids?

I have found that Woodland Park pediatricians have varying opinions about this issue. Some Denver children’s doctors recommend parents give their children vitamins in pill form or at least don’t discourage it.

More importantly, Woodland Park pediatricians urge parents to feed their children a variety of nutritious foods, presumably because vitamins and minerals in foods are better absorbed.

The Mayo Clinic website offers the following advice for Woodland Park parents who give their children a multivitamin:1

Make sure the multivitamin is designed for your child’s age group.
Choose one that provides 100 percent of the daily value (DV) for all vitamins and minerals.
Store multivitamins out of your child’s reach and make it clear that they are not candy.
Don’t use multivitamins as a replacement for proper nutrition.
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I sell a great-tasting healthy snack packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other good stuff for kids. To order, contact me today.

Elsa Shields
http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/
719.439.0142
esshields88@msn.com

1Jay L. Hoecker, M.D., ‘Should I Give Multivitamins to My Preschooler Who’s A Picky Eater?,’ The Mayo Clinic, August 3, 2010, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/multivitamins/AN01406, accessed on December 8, 2011

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.

Hidden Sugar In Monument Kid’s Snacks

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Hidden Sugar In Monument Kid's Snacks Excessive sugar is a serious health threat for Monument children. Do you know how much sugar your Denver son or daughter is really consuming? I am children’s nutrition advocate Elsa Shields.

Here are some popular Denver kid’s snacks with more sugar than I realized:

Yogurt covered raisins
Fruit Roll-ups, Gushers, and Fruit By The Foot
Quaker Rice Cakes
Yoplait yogurt
Gogurt
Juice drinks: Capri Sun, Minute Maid
Flavored milk

The next time you and your kids are shopping for snacks at your Monument grocery store, Denver convenience store,  or Woodland Park ball park snack bar, read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.

Limiting the amount of sugar in your Monument child’s diet is an important step toward better lifelong eating and oral health. To hear about another great way to improve your child’s nutrition in Colorado, call me today!

Elsa Shields 719.439.0142 esshields88@msn.com

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Elsa Shields, and I am a Colorado Springs-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2008. I sell the industry-leading XoBiotic Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , and Manitou Springs. Our valued Denver customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets improves my health and allowes me the freedom of running my own business.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Denver area. Colorado entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Colorado healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://www.mxi.myvoffice.com/elsashields/.

Call me at 719.439.0142 to own your own XoBiotic Squares business in Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park , or Manitou Springs.