Archives for July 2009

Fast Food Chains Are Slowly Getting Healthier: Yum?

July 31, 2009 With Health magazine coming forth heralding “Top 10 Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants,” and even Center for Science in the Public Interest giving kudos to KFC for their grilled chicken … [Read more...]

Consuming Kids: Selling Value As A Virtue

July 28, 2009 In another ‘silver lining’ of our economy’s challenging moments, seems “consuming kids” are self-reining and prioritizing the value of purchases, with fashion taking a nosedive and … [Read more...]

Warren Buffett Cartoon: 3-5 Minute Financial Literacy Clips

Update Oct 23, 2011: The Hub Premieres Secret Millionaires Club Special Sept 9, 2011: New launch: Cha-Ching Asia/Cartoon Network  and April 23, 2010: new site Cash Savvy Kids w/experts advising … [Read more...]

Iger the Ignorant? Disney Chief Says Kids Don’t Care About Privacy?

July 24, 2009 Hey, kids, did you know the mouse house thinks it’s okay to mine your personal information and sell it to advertisers to make a buck off your back without your permission? Wonder what … [Read more...]

Food Inc. Review: Will Kids Be Hungry For Change?

July 22, 2009 Food, Inc. is making the rounds in art house theaters throughout the nation, and though I have yet to see it (going in Palo Alto soon!) we have Amy Vachon of Equally Shared Parenting … [Read more...]

Childhood Matters Radio Show: Raising Strong, Healthy Girls Today

July 19, 2009 Here are some of the brand new resources or lesser known resources I named on the air today for those seeking SOLUTIONS rather than just identifying problems to get girls strong from the … [Read more...]

Raising Girls Amidst Meat Marketing: Carls Jr., Burger King Raunch

Jan. 27, 2015 Update:  It's achingly sad that I can reprise my own prose about "meat marketing" women with gobsmacking sexualization and objectification commodifying bodies as edible objects to be … [Read more...]

Privo Privacy Vault: How Safe is Kids Digital Data? Part 2

July 14, 2009 Yesterday in my Part One preamble to the interview with Privo executives, I tried to give an overview of how 'kids online safety' is more than 'balancing safety and fun' it's politics, … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe From Predators (er, Marketers) Part One

July 13, 2009 Since researcher Sara M. Grimes opened up the conversation on data mining and privacy practices for us, I’d like to keep the focus on this important topic for a sec, because I DO believe … [Read more...]

Default: The Student Loan Documentary Needs Your Vote On Ideablob!

July 9, 2009 Update 7-13: 24 hrs. left for them to qualify this round, lend a hand if you can! "Default." Say what? It’s rare that I’d ‘advocate for default’ but in this case, it’s well-warranted, … [Read more...]

Digital Data Mining 101: Echometrix Takes Kids’ Pulse

July 8, 2009 Still focused on "child predator" panic on the internet? I'd focus more on white collar stalkers like Echometrix, ubiquitous in far greater numbers, if I were you. Imagine digital … [Read more...]

Summer of Link Love: Reprint Rights, Yours for the Asking!

July 7, 2009 If I were using my marketing hat, I could’ve headlined this post “Expose yourself, and we’ll reciprocate” or some other sexist tripe for click-through baiting in edgy innuendo/ad agency … [Read more...]

Free Books For Kids From Shaping Youth’s Virtual Garage Sale!

July 6, 2009 Back to wrap up healthGAMERS Part 3 soon, but today my teen begrudgingly started three hours of summer school---(don’t ask, don’t tell, it was her own ‘deal’ gone awry at 'College for … [Read more...]

Building Freedom: Celebrating Independence With Kids

July 4, 2015 Update: Adding this "Made in the USA" label lingo literacy from Consumer Reports to remind us all of our increasingly interdependent global culture and fascinating glimpse of whether the … [Read more...]

Starbucks Filters In Feedback For Healthier Choices

July 2, 2009 Back to part three in our series on healthGAMERS in a jiff…but first, a quick coffee break, with some health news you can use. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Starbucks' ubiquitous media and … [Read more...]