Archive | August, 2011


Love Fish? Tips to Avoid Mercury Poisoning

Mercury poisoning is a serious problem.  Children under six and women of childbearing age are at greatest risk of suffering from health issues associated with elevated levels of mercury.  Here are a few guidelines from the National Resources Defense Council to keep you and family safely enjoying the health benefits that fish can add to […]

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Back-to-School Classroom Food Safety for Allergic Children

Back to school shopping is here and perhaps a new lunch box is on the list along with a backpack and classroom supplies.  Kids love snack and lunch times and will often share food with each other.  While this spirit of generosity is something we love to see in our kids, it can create a […]

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Queen of the Castle Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients 1 banana 2 T. peanut butter 2 T. (uncooked) oatmeal ½ cup orange juice 8 frozen strawberries Preparation Throw it all in the blender and blend away. The oatmeal in this makes it pretty filling, so it should give kids enough fuel to last until lunchtime. – By Lynn Bowen Walker Los Gatos resident […]

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Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals

Protecting Your Kids Before the Season Starts As summer winds down, the preparation for school and team sports is heating up! Before you know it, it will be time to shuttle kids back and forth to practice and games in between school and homework. Back-to-school prep for our young athletes is far more than new shoes, shin […]

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Queen of the Castle Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Bars

Make these ahead of time. They keep well on the counter and can even be frozen. Line a 13 x 9-inch pan with foil. In large bowl, mix together until well blended: ¾ Cup peanut butter ¾ Cup brown sugar ¼ Cup butter Stir in: ¼ Cup honey 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla Add: 1 […]

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