Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff
Executive Director & C.E.O
Healthy Child Healthy World
5 Green Gifts: Can We Save the Tiger, Scholastic Storybook Treasures, Innobaby, Rain Tees, & Fair Trade Chocolate
I am in love with Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins. The illustrations by Vicky White are top notch! Amazing compositions and detail, that is what attracts me to this book so much. The text is filled with informative, yet developmentally appropriate information about endangered and extinct species.
Tigers are pretty special — and so are ground iguanas and partula snails and even white-rumped vultures. But these and many other animals are in danger of disappearing altogether, joining the dodo, the marsupial wolf, the great auk, and countless other animals we will never see again. Using the experiences of a few endangered species as examples, Martin Jenkins highlights the ways human behavior can either threaten or conserve the amazing animals that share our planet. Vicky White’s stunning portraits of rare creatures offer a glimpse of nature’s grace and beauty — and give us a powerful reason to preserve it.
Most people wonder how to detox after the holidays, but have you ever considered getting a jump start on the process? Detoxing your diet by choosing healthier foods and drinks throughout the holidays can go a long way towards curbing post-gluttony guilt and, more importantly, it can also reduce your family’s exposure to questionable additives and contaminants commonly found in holiday feasts.
One thing in particular you should be aware of this holiday is what’s in canned foods. A new report released today by the Breast Cancer Fund documents the presence of the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in canned foods used to prepare a typical Thanksgiving dinner.
Too often children’s apparel is filled with messages that are either too commercial or insulting. Take for example JC Penney’s ”I’m too pretty to do math”. Our children’s clothing sends a message that can negatively influence their self-esteem, even in jest.
My Kinda Style offers unique, organic clothing for babies and kids with graphic, inspiration messages.
My Kinda Style is a new Oklahoma based T-shirt company that is about providing babies and kids with clothing that’s as comfortable and cute to them as the skin they’re in. The company’s graphic T-shirts offer hip, witty, and inspirational messages and images that make kids feel great and are pleasing to parent’s too because it’s also high quality, eco-friendly apparel at an affordable price.
Shayla Mackey is the creative force behind My Kinda Style. The company was inspired by her daughter and her love for art and fashion. And, because Mackey is also passionate about using her business to give back to communities, she launched a section on the website where people can email her to send their nomination for a deserving person or child ‘in need’ who the company can reward, now and more often as the company continues to grow.
Thank goodness BPA-free options exist for parents who are unable to breastfeed or need to use a bottle for when Momma’s breasts are away. Born Free has been the leader in providing safer plastics, and their Eco Classic Active Flow baby bottle is no exception.
A smart way to feed your precious one, this twin pack of BornFree 9-ounce wide-neck bottles is free of the potentially harmful chemical Bisphenol-A. Now you can feed your baby safely, comfortably, and worry free. BornFree is made of Polyamide, a special plastic that is Bisphenol-A free and more resistant to detergents. This bottle also features a revolutionary venting system, which helps reduce colic symptoms and the risk of middle ear infections. The unique inner valve prevents side leaks and allows you shake freely when mixing. Additionally, each bottle comes with a soft, gentle stage-one nipple that prevents hard suckling and does not collapse. This two-pack is dishwasher safe (top rack) and comes with a high-grade stage-one nipple and travel cover.
by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff
Healthy Child Healthy World
The Bisphenol A story just gets bigger and bigger. Today, the Associated Press reported that the American Chemistry Council has asked federal regulators to phase out rules which allow BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups. Sounds good, right? But this request may “head off tougher laws that would ban the chemical from other types of packaging,” according to the AP.
Not so good.
Starting July 1, 2013, it will be unlawful for baby bottles and sippy cups to contain Bisphenol-A (BPA) in California. Last night, Governor Jerry Brown signed the The Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act making it law. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) reports:
Noting that studies showing that BPA has harmful health effects outnumber studies that found no risk by a nine-to-one margin, Renee Sharp, head of the Environmental Working Group’s California office, said it was high time that the Golden State acted to limit children’s exposure to this troublesome chemical. EWG led the fight to pass the Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act (Assembly Bill 1319).
“Governor Brown has put the interests of California’s children first in the face of intense lobbying by the chemical industry desperately trying to defend their use of this hazardous chemical in the products of our most vulnerable,” said Sharp.