|Amy J. Schwartz / Katherine S. Lobach - Chairman, Physical Education in City Public Schools Task Force, Women's City Club, New York / Former Assistant Commissioner of Child and Adolescent Health, New York City Department of Health|
New York State has a mandate that school children have 120 minutes each week of physical education. Guess what? Many educators are unaware of this requirement. One of the missions of Amy Schwartz, Physical Education in City Public Schools Task Force Chair, N. Y Women's City Club, and Katherine Lobach, former Assistant Commissioner of Child and Adolescent Health, NYC Dept. of Health, is to raise awareness of this requirement. And, more importantly, to emphasize the importance and benefits of physical education for our children. They are organized and they are serious. Learn more about what's being done on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Health, Kids, Education
|Dr. Frank R. Egan - Specialist, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics|
"Smiles do change lives", asserts Dr. Frank R. Egan, Long Island Orthodontist, a volunteer for the national non-profit organization, Smiles Change Lives. "It's wonderful to see a child change from being shy and hiding his/her mouth, to being more outward going and proud to smile." Dr. Egan launched the program on Long Island in 2008 to provide essential orthodontic treatment for children from low income families. A full treatment can last from one to two and a half years with an actual cost of $5,000. Eligible applicants ages 10 to 18 can receive full treatment for $500. Applicants and families must be willing to commit to investing time in the treatment, but the results are worth it -- from raising self-esteem to career enhancement. Dr. Egan discusses his commitment to the program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Children, Health, Philanthropy
|Krista Olsen-dibsie - Co-founder, The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care|
In these times, paying for medical costs is more challenging than ever. Especially for women undergoing cancer treatment, and facing additional costs. Krista Olsen-dibsie, president of the Beauty Foundation, a non-profit giving money direct to women receiving cancer treatment, talks about her project with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. Women with prescription costs of over a $1,000 monthly, or additional child care costs, or even transportation for care -- these women so appreciate money for a wig.
Themes: Philanthropy, Volunteerism, Health
|Kelley Wind - Program Director, New York Coalition for Healthy School Food|
Your youngster may enjoy his school lunch of fried chicken patty on a white roll followed by whole milk and a package of snack cakes. But he or she would be far better fed with a barbecue chicken patty on a whole grain roll with two percent milk and a sliced apple for dessert. And while GYMW is cautious about applauding Congressional legislation, we welcome the recent passage of the Child Nutrition Bill. It's the government's response to fighting childhood obesity. At the forefront of implementing healthy school lunches is Kelley Wind, program director of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food. Her group works with teachers and dieticians to educate students in health literacy. Every parent should learn about Kelley Wind's project and take action as she discusses her program with Judith West on Getting Your Moneys Worth. Childhood obesity leads to lifelong health issues.
Themes: Health, Kids, Food
|Anthony F. Porto - M.D., Director, Fit Kids, New York Hospital Queens|
Stop telling yourself it's Baby Fat. Your overweight child is a problem for your whole family. Overweight children are at risk for diabetes and heart disease. The social stigma of an overweight youngster damages ego and often results in academic failure. The best weapon against childhood obesity is the family. But there's help. Dr. Anthony Porto, director of FITKIDS, talks about consulting families on nutrition and excercise classes for children on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Kids, Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Family
|Margaret Feeney - Founder, Feeney Farm|
You know how important eating veggies is for your family. But you're tired of the complaints: "they don't taste good". Vegetables decrease weight, lower cholesteral levels and risk levels for chronic illness. Margaret Feeney, founder of Feeney Farm, a non-profit organization, shares cooking tips with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. She also shares specific information re: the value of vegetables for all ages.
Themes: Health, Nutrition, Food
|Ruth Finkelstein - ScD; Vice-President for Health Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine|
Aging is not a sentence of frailty, dis-connectedness or isolation. At least, not if you're lucky enough to live in New York City under the watch of Ruth Finkelstein and The Academy of Medicine. Finkelstein, Vice-President of Health Policy, works aggressively to lengthen traffic lights for crossing on major avenues, designated paths for bike riders, benches outside businesses, hygiene facilities -- all to make it easier for aging citizens to live INDEPENDENTLY. With luck, you are going to age -- think: last year's baby boomers are this year's aging. Listen to Finkelstein on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. Join her in her fight for you.
Themes: Health, Aging
|Deborah Sarnoff - MD; Clinical Professor, NYU Medical Center|
If she had her professional preference, Dr. Deborah Sarnoff, Sr. Vice-President, Skin Cancer Foundation, would preach abstinence from the sun as the best protection from skin cancer. Next to that, Sarnoff recommends laundry additives that infuse clothing with sun protection as well as sunscreen. For tips on value in buying and using varied sun protection products listen to Dr. Sarnoff on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
|Patty James - MS; Author, MORE VEGETABLES, PLEASE!|
Patty James is passionate about good eating. She has gone on the road taking her message to kids through the Shine the Light on Kids organization. She wants kids to slim down and, like the White House, is reaching into the classroom to offer ideas for changing eating habits. In fact, vegetables shouldn't be hidden -- she doesn't like that message. To really learn how to celebrate vegetables with your family, read her: MORE VEGETABLES, PLEASE! And hear more about her ideas on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Kids, Health, Nutrition
|Jonny Bowden - Ph.D., CNS, Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist; Author|
Are you looking for a roadmap for not only living longer, but living healthier? Dr. Jonny Bowden, Board Certified Nutritionist, offers an anti-aging strategy on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. Several of his tips: Eat real food. This doesn't include food with a bar code. Reduce stress -- lower hormones, cortisal. Cortisal leads to all kinds of increased inflamation and seriously increases abdominal fat. One fun tip. Everyone craves sweets once in a while: try frozen cherries with yogurt -- sprinkle on almonds if desired.
Themes: Aging, Health
|Jed A. Levine - Director, New York Alzheimers Association|
How much time are you willing to dedicate to brain exercise? As much as working out, playing tennis, shopping? Basically, everyone agrees that you should exercise your mind every day to keep it active. Every seventy-one seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Alzheimers. Jed Levine, Director of the New York Alzheimers Association, provides information on the early warning signs of this disease to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Health, Aging
|Eva Ritvo - M.D.; Co-Author, THE BEAUTY PRESCRIPTION|
When you look better, you feel better. When you feel better, you look better. That, in a nutshell, is the Beauty-Brain-Loop. And what's most beautiful? Vitality and self-confidence. Dr. Eva Ritvo, psychiatrist, offers tips on mastering the Beauty-Brain-Loop to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Life Balance, Health
|"Health Care Reform and Obesity"|
Listening to all the noise and clutter of health reform makes you think that all that matters is fixing the system. Michael Pollan, author of IN DEFENSE OF FOOD, presents a powerful argument for focusing on food reform....
Themes: Food, Health
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