Character…It’s Who You Are

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Character Building Through Choices and Challenges is a new eBook for kids 8-12. smashwordsCharacter 200x300 Character...Its Who You Are

This eBook helps kids

  • learn to be tolerant of others
  • how to solve problems and put the best solution into action
  • how a handicap can be a blessing in disguise
  • not to judge others by their skin color, religious beliefs, or political outlook.

Kids can see how having a positive attitude, open communication, and good listening skills help them live in balance with themselves and others.

Have these positive choice-making, character-building books available for school or home – enhances reading and listening skills. Order today.
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Childrens Christmas books make perfect gifts

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Christmas books make great gifts for children on your list.

Children’s Christmas books get read over and over. The Littlest Christmas Kitten is one such book. The book weaves the story of a lost kitten into the events of the Holy Night when Baby Jesus is born. The big, bold illustrations grab attention and lead the reader right to the stable.

Watch a 39 second YouTube trailer here: 439d0fd4816f5c06ad038bf77cf4de6e 01 260x125r v2 Childrens Christmas books make perfect gifts

Perfect for the holidays.

 

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Apple Season is Here – Enjoy!

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Many years ago when I was a family and consumer sciences teacher, the students could hardly wait to work

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in a foods lab. “Are we cookin’

today” was an often heard remark.

Fall especially brought an abundance of different foods to prepare and sample.

One of the most versatile and interesting was the use of apples.  At that time we had five unit kitchens with four students in each. Each kitchen was to choose a different method of preparing apples and then all would sample the results.

There was much “ours is better than yours”. “No, wait ‘til you try this” and “I didn’t think you could do all this with apples”.

Thus began the basis for my apple cookbook, From the Apple Orchard Recipes for Apple Lovers.  Who would AllBooksRushScanned 001 Apple Season is Here – Enjoy!AllBooksRushScanned 0011 Apple Season is Here – Enjoy!have thought this cookbook would be one folks tell me they refer to every fall?

If you have a problem wondering what to do with all those apples, I invite you to check out this book at 10 book AppleOrchard e1347384664951 Apple Season is Here – Enjoy!http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com and get one for yourself – and a friend. Apples continue to be one of nature’s most beautiful and bountiful fruits.

Best to you and your family,

Lee Jackson, CFCS

Family and Consumer Life Studies

http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com

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Support the Reading Habit

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Now that school is out, encourage your children to read this summer. Perhaps you can set up a special place for reading and writing in your home. This well-lit spot with lots of books available can become your child’s favorite spot.

Visit the library often and help your child have their own library card. Let them pick out their own books.

Be a good role model for your child. By spending quiet time yourself reading, you are demonstrating its value to your child.

Consider giving books to children as presents and as recognition for special achievements. Birthdays and special events are perfect times to give a child a new book.

Let kids sail off to far-away places this summer through books. Do you remember your favorite books from childhood?

Best to you and your family,

Lee Jackson

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Obesity Prevention $4.9 Million Grant for Research Development of Programs for Head Start

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The $4.9 million grant received by the University of Michigan will try to figure out how to eliminate behaviors leading to obesity before a set pattern begins. The funds will be used for research and obesity prevention programs in Head Start. This federally funded program focuses on school readiness for low-income children ages 3 to 6.

This is a huge amount of money to spend on this project. If it, indeed, helps children control their weight, it will be priceless. We know that an obese young person is much more likely to be an obese adult. And people who are overweight are more likely to have more medical problems.

My hope is that the results of this project will be concerned with the health and nutrition of children and not used to develop drugs, supplements, and other products for the benefit of the food industry and pharmaceutical industry. This must be child/family based.

Reducing calorie intake and increasing exercise and activity are the main ways of staying in shape. It’s the “doing” and/or “not doing” part of this equation that causes the problems. Let’s hope the grant will shed some light on this as well.

Many studies have indicated the solution to losing weight and keeping it off is to have a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet combined with a reasonable amount of exercise. This lifestyle is consistent with weight loss and long-term health.

What we eat does make a difference.

To you and your family’s health,

Lee Jackson, CFCS
http://HealthyKidsEatingTips.com

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Kids and Food Connections

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Help kids connect food to what they value – what is important to them.

For example, if they are athletes concerned about doing well in sports, you can tell them about protein foods needed for  building and repairing tissues, enabling them to become better athletes.

If they are concerned about their hair, skin or general appearance, you can tell them about the fruits and vegetables that contain valuable antioxidants for help  in these area. Antioxidants are chemicals that reduce or prevent oxidation, thus preventing cell and tissue damage from free radicals in the body.

If they want to grow up to be big and strong, remember to tell them about Popeye and his love of spinach, which does have credence.

Children may not always listen to their parents but it is interesting to see how much information stays with them.

Keep offering nutritious foods and thinking healthy.

Lee Jackson, CFCS

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Eating Without Thinking

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Have you ever eaten soggy potato chips right down to the greasy bottom of the package? Or eaten dried out cake to the last few crumbs? Why do we eat foods that don’t even look or taste good?

Hard questions to ponder.

For help in getting you and/or your children out of traps such as this and to really appreciate the taste, smell, and enjoy the sight and feel of different foods, head on over to http://HealthyDidsEatingTips.com. While there you can pick up a Free Report with lots of kid-friendly food activities that will make them use their creative thinking skills. Start your kids out by being really aware of what they are eating.

You will be glad you did.

To your health,

Lee Jackson,CFCS
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New Video on YouTube

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Our book, The Littlest Christmas Kitten, just went up on YouTube at http://bit.ly/er8Qnm - just in time for the season. It’s a children’s story for ages 2 to 12.

This book, illustrated by Kelly Dupre, a talented young artist from Minnesota, captures the excitement of the animals as they sense something important is happening on this Holy Night. Two strangers enter the place where the animals are kept, while a mother cat searches frantically for her little lost kitten. Before the night is over, there is the singing of angels, and animals greeting the newborn child. It is a night to be remembered down through the ages of the cat kingdom.

I invite you to view this 40 second video. Always appreciate “like” comments! Books can be ordered at http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com

Cats, kittens, and Baby Jesus have inspired many stories for children. They are stories that have stood the test of time and beg to be re-read night after night, year after year. See this 40 second video here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Lee Jackson

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Cyber Monday Deal: Autographed Children’s Books

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All of our children’s books purchased between now and December 10 can be autographed upon request. Authors will be happy to sign their books. Children love to “get to know” the author. This includes the following books:

The Littlest Christmas Kitten
Cooking Around the Country With Kids: USA Regional Recipes and Fun Activities
Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids: Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun
Listening to the Mukies and Their Character Building Adventures

See more info about them at http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com

Thinking Christmas!

Lee Jackson
Images Unlimited Books
Books for children, families and parenting professionals
http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Children

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Christmas is right around the corner, and our team is full of holiday cheer. With the Giving Season upon us, now is the perfect time to order children’s books as gifts for the young ones on your list. And as mentioned, we are offering free shipping on the children’s Christmas book, The Littest Christmas Kitten from now until the 25th of THIS MONTH. These books can be ordered from www.imagesunlimitedpub.com now. While you are there at the site, take a look at other books perfect for children, cooks and apple lovers, parents and families. Christmas Kittens 150x150 Holiday Gift Ideas for Children

Perfect for the holidays!

Lee Jackson

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