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Chattanooga, TN 37421
One out of every three American children is considered overweight or obese. That means they're at increased risk of diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and heart disease, among other health concerns. But there IS some good news in all of this...and that is that the problem CAN be reversed. Joining us with some ways GRANDparents, along with families, can change the future was Registered Dietitian, Tracy Noerper, of the Southeast Dairy Association.
for more informatio go to www.southeastdairy.org
ERLANGER MEDICAL CENTER
how to pick safe toys for children.
also mentioning the 27th Annual Trouble in Toyland report which is put out by the U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) each year.
Key findings from the report include:
Toys with high levels of toxic substances are still on store shelves. We found toys which contained phthalates, as well as toys with lead content above the 100 parts per million limit.
Despite a ban on small parts in toys for children under three, we found toys available in stores that still pose choking hazards.
We also found toys that are potentially harmful to children's ears and exceed the noise standards recommended by the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
We discovered small powerful magnets that pose a dangerous threat to children if swallowed.
Toy Tips in Choosing safe toys.
Before shopping for toys, consider the child's age, interest and skill level.
When shopping, read labels. Look for well-made toys and follow the age and safety information on the warning labels.
Consider purchasing a small parts tester to determine whether or not small toys and objects in your home may present a choking hazard to young children.
Inspect all toys regularly for potential hazards.
Check regularly for damage that could create small pieces that are choking hazards.
Make any necessary repairs immediately or discard damaged toys out of children's reach.
Watch for toys that can become hazards.
Young children should never play with toys with strings or cords, which can accidentally strangle them.
Electrical toys are a potential burn hazard. Children under age 8 should not use toys with electrical plugs or batteries.
Supervise children when they play and set good examples of safe play.
Actively supervise children when they are playing with riding toys and any toy that has small balls and small parts, magnets, electrical or battery power, cords, wheels or any other potential hazard.
Active supervision means keeping the child in sight and in reach while paying undivided attention.
Ensure that toys are used in a safe environment.
Riding toys should not be used near stairs, traffic or swimming pools. Riding toy-related deaths can occur when a child falls from a toy or rides a toy into a body of water.
Always supervise children at play. Play is even more valuable when adults become involved and interact with children rather than supervising from a distance.
Make sure toys are stored safely.
Teach children to put toys away after playing. Ensure that toys intended for younger children are stored separately from those for older children.
Make sure toy chests have no lids or have safety hinges.
Sign up to receive product recalls with the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cpsc.gov.
Return warranty and product registration forms for new toy purchases to the manufacturers to make sure that you are notified of any recalls.
MR FOOD - for todays receipe go to www.mrfood.com
It's a family tradition for so many of us-- decorating the tree.
our Wednesday's Child will have a special way to remember this year.
12-year-old Timbrel needs a big sister - for more information call
423-698-8016 or go to www.bbbschatt.org.