Pesticides: Following Healthy, Sensible Food Practices

Dangers of Pesticides for Children With Earth Day less than a week away we are discussing why we should serve children organic foods this week. Children are at a greater risk for some pesticides than adults for a number of reasons. Children’s internal organs are still developing and maturing and their enzymatic, metabolic, and immune systems may […]

Your Backyard Herb Garden by Miranda Smith

Weekly Trip to the Library This week we discussed the dangers of pesticides and the need to use bug spray and how to use insect repellent safely. Here is another option. You can make insect repellent out of herbs. Herbal insect repellents work. They can help keep flies away from the dinner table, fleas off […]

If it Kills Bugs Why Wouldn’t it Hurt Kids?

Pesticides Linked to ADHD in Kids We have been discussing how diet and artificial dyes and chemicals in personal care products can effect hyperactivity in children. This article posted by ABC News on MedPage shows the link between pesticides and ADHD. By Todd Neale, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: May 17, 2010 Children with greater […]

Pesticides Tied to ADHD in Children

Wash Produce Thoroughly If you didn’t think buying organic to avoid pesticides was important you might now. Children exposed to pesticides could have a higher risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study supported by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The study concludes American’s should always wash produce thoroughly. […]

Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides

Earth Day is this week so today we encourage you to purchase some organic fruits and vegetables. Download this Environmental Working Group Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides to remember which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticides. The fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide load should be bought organically. For example, you definitely should consider […]