Having a Baby? A little something you may not know about me, could be a BIG help to you…

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Having a Baby? A little something you may not know about me, could be a BIG help to you…

While I have met most of you through our shared interests in developing Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning, Behavior and Social-Emotional Skills in children, one thing I speak about in our LIVE trainings yet not enough in our community newsletter, is the fact that before we improve children’s learning and behavior, we need to focus on the BIG 3 – healthy nutrition, sleep and creating emotionally-physically safe homes and schools.

Before we write behavior plans or coach executive skills we need to be sure our children have slept well, eaten whole real food and kept their limbic systems calm through loving relationships. It’s very difficult for a tired, hungry or afraid child to learn or behave well.

One thing you may not know about me is that I have been dedicated to non-profit work since 1985. So how is this a benefit to you?

Neurological Health Foundation Brings You … Pregnancy Kitchen

For the past four years, I have been the contributing editor for the 501 (c) (3) Neurological Health Foundation.  Our Scientific Advisory Board members include esteemed scientists including Dr. Richard Frye is the Director of Autism Research at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) Research Institute, Associate Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Director of the Autism Multispecialty Clinic at ACH and Co-Director of the Neurometabolic Clinic at ACH and Dr. James B. Adams, the Director of the Autism/Asperger’s Research Program at Arizona State University and one of the top 15 experts in autism research internationally.

Raising a beautiful daughter with allergies to almost everything, including lettuce (I mean, who’s allergic to lettuce!) caused me to study the science and I was AMAZED by what I learned. It turns out infants born to mother’s with Vitamin D deficiencies have higher rates of allergy. I didn’t know that and guess what…. I was deficient. Could that have made a difference in my daughter’s quality of life?  There’s more, read the Science Behind the Healthy Child Guide, you can get it for free at NHF

The aim of NHF is to provide research-based recommendations to prospective parents to reduce the incidence of chronic health conditions in infants. Our scientists, researchers, nutritionists, and physicians have donated over 1000 hours to developing neurologicalhealth.org and pregnancykitchen.org. Today we launch PregnancyKitchen.org complete with curated menu plans, grocery lists and a simplicity menu to bring science to the tables of prospective parents.

This month the Neurological Health Foundation shall not only be giving away the Healthy Child Guide, the Science Behind the Guide, the Pregnancy Kitchen curated menu, grocery list and simplicity menu for FREE.  We shall also be donating a set of the NHF guides to a charity of YOUR choosing. Simply sign-up for FREE to get the guides then tell us to whom you’d like us to donate a set by posting on our facebook page. If you are planning to have a baby or love someone who plans to have a child please share the links with them as well. 

It’s important to note that the research regarding pregnancy health and child neurology is growing by leaps and bounds. NHF updates its documents as needed; by signing up you will receive notification of updated guides.

Join us for more research and helpful conversations on the NHF FB page.

In the past three days, 9,000 people have watched our physicians and scientists speak of the need for better-applied science, feel free to share this video as well.

With gratitude,

Dr. Lynne

P.S. A warm thank you to my colleagues who generously allowed us to link to their healthy recipes in our menu plans. Sincere gratitude to Sally Kuzemchak, Aviva Goldfarb, Amy Valpone, Dr. Carol Kenney, Lindsay Ostrom, EA Stewart, Christy Wilson and more. Find their recipes and site links in the PK curated menu plans.

By | 2017-10-12T07:36:47+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Behavior, Family, Infants, News!, Parenting, Toddlers|Comments Off on Having a Baby? A little something you may not know about me, could be a BIG help to you…