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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #106 Back to School Cool
October 06, 2008


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Kindy's Musings....

Now every week, as your family dietitian, I will be scoping out the most relevant research and news that you can use to help your family make healthy nutrition and wellness choices.

NEWS & ARTICLE CLIPS

...about the food industry we shop in as parents and educators...and family nutrition and health issues today.

Well, by now your family is in the 'swing' of the back to school mode. The beach has given way to the fall classroom. Although meals and nutrition are on my radar as a registered dietitian, I also feel it is very important to keep parents up to date on trends in the tech world and what kids are exposed to and wanting.

See the article below to help you stay up to date this fall:

The days of sending your child off to school with some freshly sharpened No. 2 pencils and a new three-ring binder are long gone. These days, progressive schools are turning to ‘smart boards’ as a teaching tool, and tech marketers are targeting returning scholars with a crop of fun and cool new technologies for use in the home or classroom.

Here’s a roundup of just a few:

ASUS Scented Laptops

Perhaps aimed more at teen girls than boys, ASUS has a new line of colorful laptops that emit unique fragrances that match the graphics: Floral Blossom is pink with a flowery smell, Morning Dew is pastel green with a fresh “morning” fragrance, while Aqua Ocean has a sea-inspired scent. At this point, no word on how long the fragrances will last, but perhaps for this particular audience longevity is not such a big concern.

Verizon Blitz

Just in time for the new school year, Verizon and partner UTStarcom have brought out a new phone for tweens, called the Blitz. It has an electric blue cover and is the first youth-focused phone with a full QWERTY keyboard to make it easier to send those all important text-messages (because who passes notes anymore?).

Sony Bubble Headphones

No self-respecting student leaves the house without his or her MP3 player. How, then, to stand out from the sea of earbuds around them on the way to school? Sony has a new line of hip headphones that look like colorful opalescent bubbles (and come in half a dozen colors). They go on sale this month in Japan, with the U.S. to follow.

Fly Pentop

Why take notes on paper, when your pen can be a computer in and of itself? Created for the tween market, the Fly Pentop Computer can write just like any other pen, but it's able to read handwriting and turn it into digital text that can be edited or printed, or allow users to interact with what they drew – for example, a student can draw a series of digits on a surface, and the drawing itself will function as a working calculator. Or users can draw a piano keyboard, and use it to ‘play’ a song. When the tip is retracted, Pentop becomes a stylus that can interact with a range of applications from French and Spanish Translators to Harry Potter-themed games.

SOURCE: www.consumereyes.com




Read the latest food trends and happenings with the links below:

SIX FOOD MISTAKES PARENTS MAKE

SEASONS CHANGE

A GROWING TREND - FARM STANDS

ORGANIC COMPOST ESSENTIAL PRODUCT


WENDY'S EASY DELICIOUS CREAMY ECLAIRS

Ingredients

PRE-CUT PUFF PASTRY ROUNDS

1 CARTON CREAM (try 8 oz portion as food products may be different in South Africa)

1 PACKET OF VANILLA FLAVOURED INSTANT PUDDING

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. BAKE YOUR PRE-CUT PUFF PASTRY ROUNDS FOR 15MIN UNTIL GOLDEN, LEAVE TO COOL.

2. IN A BOWL WHISK YOUR CREAM AND PACKET OF VANILLA FLAVOURED INSTANT PUDDING TOGETHER UNTIL THE MIXTURE HAS THICKENED.

ONCE THE PASTRY CASINGS HAVE COOLED PLACE YOUR CREAM MIXTURE INTO THE CENTRE OF EACH. IF YOU WANT TO YOU CAN DRIZZLE CHOCOLATE OVER THE TOP.

PREP TIME + - 20MIN

THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL LOVE THESE - GREAT FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES

SOURCE: Thank you Wendy from South Africa for sharing this favorite family recipe with us at www.healthy-kid-recipes.com!



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Celebrating Healthy Families 2008



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Kindy --Your Family Dietitian


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