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Archive: August 19, 2007 - August 25, 2007

Family, Family, Where Art Thou?

Kids just want to spend time with Mom and Dad. That's the word from a recent poll on the subject, this one by The Associated Press and MTV. And that's just what this last week before school has been about for us. We bustled everyone into the car for a...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 24, 2007; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Snack Attack

Kathy Lazor, MoCo schools diet and nutrition: County provides following info to principals, who then make different decisions that run the gamut over bring anything to strict rules. Info is: be sensitive to children who have allergies. County expresses concern for foods that can cause food-borne illness b/c of food storage. Hence foods that require refrigeration are discouraged. For events in which parents may want to cook, they are required to prepare food on site and have a food preparation expert on site at the time to gaurantee that the food is prepared in ways that avoid food-borne illness.

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 21, 2007; 1:06 AM ET | Comments (88)

Stop! Don't You Know That's Bad for Your Kid?

The FDA and some consumer groups have been on a run of cautions lately: Don't give your under-2 toddler cough or cold medicines. Apparently, there have been hundreds of overdoses that have resulted in some deaths. If you're nursing and take codeine, watch out for signs of an overdose in...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 20, 2007; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (49)

 

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