Archive for September, 2013

Kid’s Healthy Mouths Campaign

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

On the one year anniversary of the Kid’s Healthy Mouths Campaign, the Partnership for Healthy Mouths announced the results of their study.  They demonstrated substantial progress in the effort to improve the oral health habits in the children involved.  The study shows that more parents are regularly monitoring and maintaining their child’s oral care and daily brushing.

Since the Kid’s Healthy Mouths Campaign was launched in August of 2012, it has received a warm response from the media, even being broadcasted in Spanish in some states.  $33 million dollars of free ad time/space was donated nation-wide by television, radio and print outlets.  The PSAs aim to reduce the prevalence of dental decay by motivating parents to promote good oral health habits with their children by reminding them to brush two minutes twice a day.  According to the study:

  • More than 77% of parents report that their children are brushing at least twice a day
  • 64% of parents reported having their children see a Dentist at least once in the last year
  • 60% of those who saw a Dentist reported that their children got a cavity free check-up

Dental Decay is currently the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States.  It affects 16.5 million children per year.  Decay disproportionately affects children of low-income households, which have nearly double the number of untreated cavities than the rest of the general public.

“We are extremely pleased with these results and with the overall impact of the campaign.  Many dental problems can be avoided through simple changes in routines, and we’re seeing now how receptive Americans are to this message.”  said Gary Price, Secretary of the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation.  “Through our collective efforts together . . . we have become the foremost voice on the issue of improving children’s oral health nationwide.”

Since the campaign launched, there have been more than 1.3 million visitors to the Web-Site 2min2x.org which offers a collection of free, two minute videos featuring notable characters from children’s television shows.  The campaign also offers parents oral health tips on their smart phones.  Parents can subscribe by texting “BRUSH” to 30364 or by visiting the homepage of 2min2x.org.

 

 

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5 Amazingly Healthy Fast Foods

Monday, September 9th, 2013

They do exist!  Check out these fast food meals that take the guilt out of your lunch break.

In an ideal world, you would prep your nutritionally balanced lunch every day before work, but we are all busy busy people.  Time-strapped Americans eat out an average of 5 times a week.  Fast food does not have to be your nutritional downfall.  These 5 on-the-go options get the green light from doctors and nutritionist when it comes to “good for you” fast food.

1)  STARBUCKS:  the Protein Bistro Box contains a hard-boiled egg, cheese, bread, peanut butter, an apple, and grapes for only 380 calories.

2) McDONALD’S:  the Premium Southwest Salad (without chicken) is topped with tortilla strips, beans, cheese, and a light southwest dressing with lime.  This McSalad has only 290 calories.

3) CHIPOTLE2 Soft Corn Tortilla Tacos.  The best fillers are steak, lettuce, fajita vegetables, and green tomatillo salsa for only 292 calories.

4) 7-ELEVENCoconut Water and Almonds pair carbohydrates and protein for a sustained energy and 290 calories.

5) PANERA BREAD:  the Power Chicken Hummus Bowl is a delicious bowl of hummus topped with strips of quality, antibiotic-free chicken.  This lunch has 330 calories.

So the next time you need to grab a fast food lunch but are still trying to be good to you body, think about these 5 items for low calories and long lasting energy.

 

 

Who Makes You Smile?
Dr. Mark Freeman & Associates
3290 Church Road
Henrico, VA  23233
804-270-3080

 

 

 



 

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