Archive for January, 2012


Flu Shot Guidelines For Richmond Kids

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Flu Shot Guidelines For Richmond Kids

Every year as winter approaches, many Richmond parents wonder if they should get their kids a flu shot.

Everyone gets the flu, right? Is it that big of a deal?

In most cases, the flu is an inconvenience, but not detrimental beyond missing a few days of school. However, Richmond pediatricians caution that it is extremely important for high risk kids to get a flu shot. Ditto if your child is in regular contact with a high risk person.

What qualifies a child as high risk? Richmond experts say that chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or asthma puts a child at greater risk because the flu can contribute to serious complications. Many Richmond doctors also recommend flu shots for all children under five years old. Richmond experts advise getting your child’s flu vaccination as early as possible, in August or September or as soon as it is available, to protect them through the entire season which generally lasts from October to April.

Remember that two shots are required for children under the age of eight, given four weeks apart, for full protection your first year of getting vaccinated. Just one shot per year is needed after that.

Flumist is a nasal spray vaccine that can be given to healthy children ages two and up, an option that can be more child friendly. Side effects from either method of vaccination may include runny nose, muscle aches, vomiting, or low grade fever. The new flu vaccines offer protection from both H1N1 and the seasonal flu.

For more information on current Richmond children’s health issues or to learn more about my Peanut Butter Cups health and wellness business, call me today!

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage     Peanut Butter Cups

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

Surrey Entrepreneurs If You Shop Online, You Can Sell Online!

Today article is for Surrey entrepreneurs who want to supplement their income with their own part time business. A home based business can be operated in just a few hours a week. A Peanut Butter Cups online business works great as a second job.

You can set up an online Peanut Butter Cups in less than an hour. I’ll show you how. Your Peanut Butter Cups internet store is open 24/7/365. It works days, swings, and graveyards. If you can shop online, you can sell online!

With an internet store as a second job, you can check your Peanut Butter Cups orders in the morning, pack them up, and drop them at the post office on the way to work.

For more information about Peanut Butter Cups, contact me today at 604.943.8598 or I would love to have you join my Surrey sales team. I am Peanut Butter Cups entrepreneur Phil Hoskins.

Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC zip code V4M 1Z9
Peanut Butter Cups


Do Your Delta Kids Get Enough Fiber?

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Do Your Delta Kids Get Enough Fiber? In the eighties, the importance of fiber garnered a lot of public attention in BC. Bran appeared in cereals, muffins, and cookies, and whole wheat bread sales skyrocketed. You don’t hear much about fiber these days, but wise Delta parents still serve high-fiber meals and snacks daily.

We all know that fiber is important for healthy bowel function, but this is not its only benefit. Vancouver people who eat a high-fiber diet keep their cholesterol numbers in check. Numerous studies have shown a relationship between fiber intake and LDL levels.

Delta children fed diets rich in fiber are more likely to maintain a healthy weight. Fiber-filled meals have lower calorie-volume ratios. Fiber is also important for blood sugar, as it can slow the rate of blood sugar absorption.

Do your Vancouver children get enough fiber? School lunches rarely feature whole wheat breads and most kid-friendly snacks have too little fiber and too many empty calories.

Though it takes a little extra effort to locate fiber rich foods in many Vancouver grocery stores, everyone in the family will benefit from increasing their fiber intake.

Xocai has several high fiber products that kids love. The Xocai X Protein Meal Shake has 8 grams of fiber per serving. Xocai Activ provides 28% of the daily recommended value for dietary fiber. Xocai healthy snacks and beverages are a great way to help your kids stay healthy.

Children’s Health Advocate Phil Hoskins
Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage
Peanut Butter Cups


Video Game Exercising In Richmond

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Video Game Exercising In Richmond

Welcome to the Healthy Richmond Children blog. This site is for Richmond parents who are concerned about the health of BC children. Today’s article looks at fitness video games.

If your child would rather exercise their thumb on a gaming console than shoot some hoops or kick a soccer ball, they might enjoy Wii, Playstation, and Xbox games that require them to move their body to play the game. If players enjoy the game, they will probably not mind (or notice) sweating a little bit.

Of course, you will need the necessary accessories to play these fitness games. Your nearest Richmond Target, Wal-Mart or Best Buy probably has everything you need for your gaming system.

I perused the internet to see which games came up on game review sites. The following are bestsellers:

EA Sports Active
Dance Dance Revolution
Gold’s Gym Cardio and Dance Workout
Kinect Sports Review
Nickelodeon Fit
Wii Fit

By providing a variety of exercise choices for our Richmond children, we can encourage them to get some exercise every day. (You may also enjoy playing them with your child, but be prepared to lose.)

For info on a children’s health product, call me at 604.943.8598. Thanks for visiting!



Make The Most Out Of Story Time In Delta

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Make The Most Out Of Story Time In Delta

Delta parents know that reading with children is essential to their academic success and development, but not all storybook sessions are as productive as others in building literacy skills. Langley, Surrey, and Richmond parents don’t need to worry, because a few simple guidelines can help your kids get the most from story time.

Instead of zooming through one picture book after another, take time to pause and allow your child to process the story.

Ask questions like, ‘What do you think will happen next?’ or ‘How did that make [the main character] feel?’ Enjoy the artwork and see what your child can infer from the pictures.

Beginning readers can point to each word as you read together. This will help them recognize that letters make up words and words make up sentences and they will get used to punctuation conventions.

Vancouver parents may have to work to curb their boredom since kids love repetition and may ask for the same book over and over again. This is normal and healthy for younger kids, but if you have any concerns about their development, you should consult your Delta pediatrician.

As kids get older you can ask more probing questions such as, ‘What was the most interesting part of the book?’ or ‘What is the setting of the story?’ There are also great opportunities for discussions about problems and solutions as well as themes and morals in almost all stories.

I’m Phil Hoskins and children’s health and development is very important to me. I am the owner of a Delta home business that sells Peanut Butter Cups. If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at or give me a call at 604.943.8598.


Family Meal Time in Delta

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Family Meal Time in Delta

Delta parents want to make sure that their kids spend time doing things that will help them be healthy and successful. Because of this, juggling the family schedule and prioritizing activities are a major part of parenting in the Richmond, Surrey, and Langley areas.

With all this competition for your child’s time, you may be surprised to learn of the advantages Delta kids receive when families make time to eat dinner together.

Studies have shown that kids who have frequent family dinners benefit in the following ways:

Improved grades
Eating healthier meals
Less likely to try cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana
Increase in family communication
Less likely to become overweight or obese

If you want to help establish a more regular dinner time for your family, here are some tips for Vancouver families. Start by setting a small goal, like sitting down for dinner twice a week, and then add days on after that. Next, involve the kids by letting them help plan and prepare the meals and set the table. Lastly, always make mealtime a technology-free zone: no TV or phones allowed!

And remember, even if you’re in a rush and have to pick up dinner at a local Richmond, Surrey, or Langley restaurant, take the time to sit down together to eat. Your family will still enjoy many of these benefits.

My name is Phil Hoskins and I want to help Delta families to raise healthy, happy kids. I am the owner of a Vancouver area home business that sells Peanut Butter Cups. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at or give me a call at 604.943.8598.

The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Lerche Davis, Jeanie, “Family Dinners Are Important”, WebMD,, accessed on Oct. 22, 2011

Richmond entrepreneurs wanted Put a little time in selling Peanut Butter Cups and you can earn a little extra income. Put more time in and you will earn more. Both of these statements are true, but because of the magic of residual income, the MLM compensation formula does not advance at the same ratio. Let me explain.

With the Peanut Butter Cups network marketing opportunity, you have to start out by putting in enough hours to build an income-generating organization. How much time? That is different for everybody, but some serious Richmond network marketers work full-time in the beginning. Then things change…

When your frontline recruits and trains successful Peanut Butter Cups distributors, you begin to earn more money without working more hours! As your Richmond business snowballs, eventually you can work less and earn more!

Can you be successful with a Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home business if you only work part time? Absolutely! You will start out earning a little extra cash by your own sales of Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage in Richmond. If you recruit new Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage distributors, you will begin to earn money from their sales.

It takes a little longer, but you can earn steady income by working part time selling Peanut Butter Cups in Richmond and online.

Are you ready to start? Call me (Phil Hoskins) at 604.943.8598 to join my Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage team.


Is Shift Work Making You Sick In BC?

   Posted by: Phil    in Home Business

Is Shift Work Making You Sick In BC?

A big perk of owning your own Langley home based business is having a degree of control over your work schedule. Of course you need to fill your orders and provide attentive and responsive customer service, but you can usually choose when to devote time to these tasks.

Langley entrepreneurs with a healthy work/life balance probably have less stress-induced illnesses than people who are locked into shift work. Swing and graveyard shift workers in Langley are at even greater risk for stress-induced health problems.

In my opinion, flexibility is as valuable as residual income.
The Peanut Butter Cups home business opportunity provides both.

If you would like to know how my Langley Peanut Butter Cups business provides a healthy work/life balance, give me a call or send me an email.

The Peanut Butter Cups opportunity may be your ticket to a healthier life.

Phil Hoskins


Peanut Butter Cups Business A Winner

   Posted by: Phil    in Home Business

Peanut Butter Cups Business A Winner

Welcome to my Surrey home based business blog. Today I want to talk about why Peanut Butter Cups is a great direct sales business for anyone in Surrey who wants to supplement their income.

It’s simple: Peanut Butter Cups is the best product of its kind. In fact, it is the original product of its kind. Peanut Butter Cups created a new category in the network marketing world.

Peanut Butter Cups is suited perfectly for the direct selling business model because Surrey customers can easily understand the value of the product. They don’t need to go home and think about it for a while. New Peanut Butter Cups customers immediately see how it can improve their life.

Though Peanut Butter Cups is not as inexpensive as lower quality copycat products, my Surrey customers understand why it is the best value.

Peanut Butter Cups has been around for a while. If you choose the Peanut Butter Cups home business opportunity, you don’t have start from scratch. The Peanut Butter Cups parent company has been working for several years to create global brand awareness. To learn more about the best Surrey business opportunity call me today.

Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC V4M 1Z9
Peanut Butter Cups

Connect With Your Langley Target Market If you are a Langley home based business owner with an online store, you have probably learned some of the basics of mass communication on the web. Today’s article focuses on how to refine your marketing efforts to connect with your core group of potential customers: your niche.

My niche, for example, are people who could benefit from Peanut Butter Cups and would be most likely to buy it from my Peanut Butter Cups home based business. Since this is a fairly broad group, I have broken down my target demographic into smaller sub-categories.

I have a category called ‘New Peanut Butter Cups customers who have never tried a similar product’ and a category called ‘Customers who have used inferior Peanut Butter Cups copycat products.’ I also have a category called ‘People who are interested in the Peanut Butter Cups business opportunity for supplemental income’ and another called ‘People who are interested in a Peanut Butter Cups business as a full time career.’

Anyway, you get the idea. Now let’s talk about connecting with your niche. Here are some suggestions from our helpful social media experts at

Subscribe to three other blogs in your target market industry and read them at least once a week. Remember, these businesses do not have to be Langley home based businesses or Vancouver network marketing businesses. They simply need to be business blogs sponsored by businesses in your industry. In other words, these guys are targeting your market also.

Quoting other blogs is a great way to establish yourself as a hub in your niche and demonstrate your connection to the industry.

Link to other relevant sites. Don’t let your site become a dead end for visitors.

Make comments on other blogs in your niche. This establishes yourself as an active participant in your community and will help raise your site in the search engine rankings.

Any Langley internet business owner can follow these simple steps to engage with their niche. I have been doing them for a while and am amazed at the results.

Are you looking for a way to become a new Langley home based business owner? Call me today. I have the product, company, and business plan that will ensure your success.

Phil Hoskins   Delta, BC V4M 1Z9   604.943.8598