Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jump Rope for Heart

St. Joseph  School has been collaborating with American Heart Society for years to help and support those  people who have heart problem.  Together, they have an event called Jump Rope for Heart Program where students can participate and learn about the importance of having  a healthy heart.  They also encouraged the parents to support the  cause through some donations.  The donation that we have  collected were sent to American Heart Association.

Each participants were given  book marker with "It Takes a Heart to be a Hero" slogan.  On the other side of the book marker, there are photos of kids who have  heart ailments telling their story.
I wish that I was there so I could have took some photos but parents were not invited to the said event. Below are some of the photos I took of them  with their Jerseys on.  We bought each of them  a jersey during their student day.

Is Tea Good for Kids?

Tea is one of the most beloved drinks around the world. Touted to be as energizing as water and as nutritious as any fruit, tea has attracted a lot of attention and have enticed adults and kids alike. While adults are more than encouraged to drink tea for the numerous benefits it provides, many are doubtful of the effects it will have on kids.

Some of the most common concerns of parents regarding tea are the following:
• It contains ingredients that might disrupt a child's sleep.
• It might deplete the iron in the kid's body.
• It might prohibit them from absorbing all the necessary nutrients from the food they eat.

While the above concerns may have real bases, the truth is that they can only take effect if the child is given several cups of pure black tea. For thoroughly-informed and responsible parents, however, that will never be the case.

Teas Are Kid-friendly

Believe it or not, tea actually offers children the same benefits it offers to adults. That means, your kids may gain the following benefits:
• Rooibos tea is a caffeine-free tea that is rich in antioxidants and has a deep, earthy taste. It helps relieve kids with colic and sleeping problems. It is also a good source of calcium and magnesium which are vital for bone and teeth development.
• Chamomile tea helps soothe the nerves and may rid children of their stomach pain, abdominal spasms, and indigestion. 
• Perhaps the most popular of its kind, green tea supports the immune system and reduce the risks of forming cavities and having diarrhea.
• Catnip tea is known to calm hyperactive kids and a great alternative cure for fever and colds.

Of course, to ensure that your children will only reap good things from drinking tea, it is essential to remember the following:
• Offer only low-sugar, caffeine-free teas.
• Limit children's intake to one cup a day. For infants, make it only a few drops.
• Prefer to use fruit and herbal tea over regular tea.
• You can mix a bit of honey or milk to your child's tea to improve the taste.

Before, children are discouraged to drink teas for fear that it might hinder them from getting enough nutrients. However, recent studies have revealed that teas can indeed be beneficial for children's health and growth, given that they are drank in moderation.

Article written and submitted by Andrea Lucas. To know where to get quality tea drinks and other beverages, click here.

Youth Leadership Graduation

Each year, Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Youth Leadership for sophomore students different schools in Weirton and nearby counties...