Archive for January, 2013

Vancouver Kid's Health: What Is 'Failure To Thrive?'

Though Vancouver children come in all shapes and sizes and grow at widely varying rates, sometimes an extremely low weight indicates a medical condition called ‘failure to thrive.’

This general term is used for children who weigh significantly less than other healthy Vancouver kids their age.

According to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, in cases of children with failure to thrive the rate of weight and height gain ‘may be more important than actual measurements.’ 1

Vancouver children in the ‘failure to thrive’ category weigh lower than the 3rd percentile. In addition, their weight is significantly lower than what is considered healthy for their height.

In addition, Vancouver kids with failure to thrive usually have delayed development in physical, social, and emotional skills.

In BC, failure to thrive can be caused by numerous factors, both physically and environmentally. Vancouver parents who are concerned about their child’s development should consult their pediatrician, even if no specific medical symptoms are detected.

To learn about an exceptional Delta high-vitamin product product, contact me today!

Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598   phil@philhoskins.com
Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage

1‘What Is Failure To Thrive?,” Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/tpl_rlinks_nav1up.aspx?id=5112, accessed on October 15, 2011

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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 http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

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

SpongeBob Doesn't Care About Your Vancouver Child's Health

National and local Vancouver food advertisers can sabotage your Delta child’s health. Food manufacturers, like most Vancouver corporations, are motivated by profit, not by what’s best for Delta kids.

Their tools are deceptive language, cartoon characters, celebrities, and false promises of popularity. Delta parents can help youth better handle the constant media barrage by teaching them:

The components of a healthy diet
The implied messages and false promises of Delta food ads
Nutritional balance and moderation
How to read and understand Vancouver food labels
How excessive TV watching and internet viewing can affect health

If you encounter a local Delta food ad that is deceptive, contact the Vancouver Better Business Bureau. To complain about national ads, send a letter to the Children’s Advertising Review Unit, Council of Better Business Bureaus, 845 Third Ave, New York, NY 10022.

Nothing will change until Vancouver families unite to fight deceptive advertising aimed at Delta children. For more information on children’s nutrition in Vancouver, call me today.

Phil Hoskins Delta, BC V4M 1Z9 604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com

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 http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

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

24
Jan

When Should My Child Visit Our Delta Dentist?

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

When Should My Child Visit Our Delta Dentist?

Many parents in the Vancouver area wonder when it is right for their child to see the dentist for the first time. The American Dental Association recommends that kids visit the dentist around their first birthday, a little earlier than some parents may anticipate.

Early visits with Langley, Surrey, and Richmond dental professionals help ensure that kids are getting every advantage when in comes to oral health and that they are comfortable with the dentist office.

Just as well child check-ups and children’s immunizations should be routine in every BC kid’s life, dental visits are essential.

In these early visits, Vancouver area dentists usually clean the child’s teeth, apply fluoride, and assess any oral health risks that may be present, such as baby bottle tooth decay, a condition that can be avoided by having your child transition from bottle to cup at an early age.

My name is Phil Hoskins and I want to help Delta families raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition for children and childhood obesity are important to me. I am the owner of my own Delta home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai or give me a call at 604.943.8598.

Keep your kids healthy, Vancouver!

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 http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

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

23
Jan

Is Your Delta Child Anxious About Exams?

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Is Your Delta Child Anxious About Exams?

Though stress can be brought on by a variety of different events, school tests are a common cause of nerves and anxiety for kids in the Vancouver area. Since stress that isn’t reduced or dealt with properly can be bad for a child’s health, here are a few pointers for helping your child deal with test stress.

Your child may manifest their stress in different ways. Some kids lose sleep or their appetite, while others may be irritable or seem depressed. Kids with excess stress often complain of pains in the stomach or headaches.

Speak with your child about what they are feeling and stay in communication with the teachers and administrators at your child’s Langley, Surrey, or Richmond school. Explain to your child that nervousness is normal in these circumstances. Help them catalogue all the ways they have prepared so they can feel more in control.

Make sure to eliminate as much stress in their home life by being well-organized and flexible so they will have a calm place to study.

Remember to support all your child’s efforts and never be critical.

Continue encouraging healthy habits for your child, like sufficient sleep, healthy, regular meals for proper nutrition, and active exercise.

My name is Phil Hoskins and I am an advocate for kids health in Richmond. I have a direct sales business Vancouver area home business that sells Peanut Butter Cups. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai or give me a call at 604.943.8598.

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 http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

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

Preventing Teen Prescription Drug Abuse In Langley

Hello, welcome to my Langley children’s health and nutrition blog. Today’s topic is teen prescription drug abuse.

Most Langley teens will be offered an illegal prescription medication at one time or another. They are sold at BC high schools and passed out at teen ‘pharm’ parties. BC parents should realize that no child is immune. Here are some tips for Langley parents from Better Medicine: 1

Start talking about the dangers when they’re preteens. Speak early, often, and clearly.
Stay involved in your child’s life.
Emphasize how misusing medication can destroy relationships and keep him or her from achieving goals, such as getting into a certain college or landing a future job.
Teach your child to say ‘no’ firmly but kindly, give a reason, then change the subject or leave the situation.
Monitor your child’s internet usage for signs of prescription drug involvement.1

Langley parents should keep their medications locked away. It is also important to realize that children watch how their mother and father use prescription medications. I encourage all Vancouver parents to use prescription meds safely and legally.

1 Robert Williams, MD, “5 Tips for Talking with Your Teen About Medication Abuse,” Better Medicine, July 19, 2012, http://www.bettermedicine.com/what-parents-should-know-about-otc-medicine-abuse/5-tips-for-talking-with-your-teen-about-medication-abuse, accessed on October 1, 2012.

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 http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

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

Stay-At-Home Parents Earn Income From Home

Making the decision for one parent to stay home with the children full time is something many Vancouver parents agonize over. Going from two incomes to one just as your expenses increase is never easy, but home based businesses are here to help.

Many stay-at-home parents in the Delta and Richmond area have been able to earn extra income from their home based business. This can be a great boon to family finances especially since day care expenses can be avoided and home businesses traditionally have lower overhead costs.

My name is Phil Hoskins and I sell Peanut Butter Cups from my Delta home.

Since Peanut Butter Cups is such a great product, building a solid customer base was easy. My customers also appreciate the personal touch offered by direct marketing.

If you are interested in learning how you can earn passive income from your Surrey or Vancouver home, call me today at 604.943.8598 or visit me on the web at http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

I can answer questions you may have about at home business opportunities, supplementing your income, and about Xocai, my sales team.

I hope to hear from you soon.

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
phil@philhoskins.com
604.943.8598
Xocai
http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai

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 http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

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

10
Jan

Healthy Habits For Kids In Vancouver

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Healthy Habits For Kids In Vancouver

The English author Samuel Johnson wrote:

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

All of us know the power of a habit, and parents in the Langley area want to make sure that the habits their children are developing are good ones, especially when it comes to habits that affect their health. Among these are eating habits and exercise habits.

Getting Delta kids to develop good eating habits is essential to their proper nutrition. One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to cook and eat with your children.

Offering a variety of healthy foods is a must, and make sure that you don’t use any type of food as a reward as this suggests to your child that these treats are superior to regular food.

As for exercise, a simple trip to the park or a walk in the neighborhood may be all you need. Be sure to notice what your child is good at and enjoys, such as throwing a ball or crossing the monkey bars, and encourage them in those events.

Setting a good example in both healthy eating habits and activity levels is something all Surrey and Richmond parents should do. Your kids need you to show the way to good habits so they won’t have to break the bad ones later in life.

My name is Phil Hoskins and I want to help Delta families to raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as childhood obesity in Langley, immunizations, and vitamins are important to me. I am the owner of my own Delta home business that sells Peanut Butter Cups. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai or give me a call at 604.943.8598.

Build some healthy habits, Vancouver!

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 http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

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

9
Jan

Choose Healthy Kids Snacks In Delta

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Choose Healthy Kids Snacks In Delta My name is Phil Hoskins and I am a children’s health advocate in Delta, BC. Most BC parents notice behavioral effects when they feed their kids highly processed foods full of sugar and additives.

Vancouver elementary teachers advise sending fruit, vegetables, and protein in children’s lunches and leaving processed, sugary snacks at home. They notice that Delta children who eat healthy learn and behave better.

When shopping at your Vancouver grocery store you may want to start reading labels on snacks more carefully. A recent study conducted by Britain’s Food Standards Agency (their version of the FDA) found that seven dyes could affect children’s intelligence by up to five IQ points! When reading BC food labels check for Yellow #5, Yellow #6, and Red #40. In fact, Red #40 is banned in several European countries.

Red #40 is banned in several European countries.

My kids love dried apricots, raisins, sliced apples with sunflower seed butter, and snap peas. If you would like more information on improving your Delta child’s health and nutrition through healthy snacking please contact me today! – Phil

Phil Hoskins Delta, BC V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
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 http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

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

3
Jan

Planning For Hospital Emergencies In Vancouver

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Planning For Hospital Emergencies In Vancouver

Delta parents hope to never have to take their children to the emergency room, but if the need arises, you will want to have done your homework.

First, make sure you know all of the hospitals in the Delta area. If the one nearest to you is a Children’s Hospital, then you’re in luck. If not, you should find out if the hospital near you has child-sized equipment and facilities (like a waiting room with toys and cartoons).

Secondly, having a brief summary of your child’s health history with you at all times is invaluable in an emergency. This is especially important if you child is on any medication or takes vitamins regularly.

Third, enlist the help of your Langley, Surrey, or Richmond pediatrician in finding the right emergency room for you and your child.

Lastly, when you’ve made an informed decision about your hospital choices, drive the route from your Vancouver home to the hospital. Find out exactly where the emergency room is located and become familiar with traffic patterns on the route.

My name is Phil Hoskins and I am very interested in kids health in Richmond. I am the owner of a Vancouver area home business that sells Peanut Butter Cups.

If you would like to discuss Peanut Butter Cups or an at-home business opportunity, contact me at 604.943.8598 or visit me on the web at http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Remember Delta parents, plan ahead and keep your kids healthy!

The following online article was used for this post:
Cohen, Elizabeth, “How to find the best ER for your child”, April 10, 2008, http://edition.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/family/04/10/ep.kids.er/index.html?eref=rss_topstories, accessed on Sept. 19, 2012.

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 http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

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

2
Jan

Surrey Home Based Business Success

   Posted by: Phil    in Home Business

Surrey Home Based Business

Are you thinking about starting your own business from your Vancouver area home? Here are some tips to help you achieve success:

Veteran BC entrepreneurs find it helpful to designate an area in their home to be used specifically for work. This helps reduce interruptions, especially when a separate room is used.

If you don’t have a separate room, try using furniture to create a physical barrier from the other living space.

Sticking to a schedule and creating set work hours is also important when trying to earn passive income from home. Just because your office is at your Delta or Richmond home doesn’t mean you need to think about work all of the time. Make sure that when you’ve done your work for the day, leave it in the home office and focus on your family and your home life.

I’m Phil Hoskins and I love selling Peanut Butter Cups from my Delta home. One way that I have achieved home based business success is to find opportunities to have face-to-face meetings away from home with customers and colleagues. Attending networking groups with other people who work from home is a great way to share ideas and enhance the social aspect of home business work.

If you are in the Richmond, Surrey, or Langley area and are interested in an outstanding home business opportunity, give me a call.

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
phil@philhoskins.com
604.943.8598
Xocai
http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai

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 http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

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