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August 22, 2015

Food Rights
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There is an epic fight under way for a little known concept: Food rights. Should government decide what you should eat, or should consumers decide? Then, parents can get stressed out and end up yelling to get their kids attention. Well talk to an expert who has tips to stay calm and end those daily battles.
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InfoTrak: Food Rights

David Gumpert, food rights advocate, and author of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights believes that Americans should have the right to privately obtain foods directly from farmers, neighbors, and local producers, in the same way that previous generations did. He said government regulations are making it increasingly difficult for consumers who wish to get raw milk, custom-slaughtered beef and pastured eggs outside the government regulatory system. He outlined the potential health concerns about mass-produced, processed food sold at supermarkets.
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InfoTrak: Calmer Parenting

Learning and behavior specialist Nol Janis-Norton, author of Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting: Five Strategies That End the Daily Battles and Get Kids to Listen the First Time offered advice to parents who are tired of nagging, pleading or yelling just to get their kids to do simple tasks. She offered examples of how parents should use positive reinforcement to encourage children to cooperate. She also offered tips on how to make homework a more positive and pleasant task each day.
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InfoTrak: Nicotine Education

Virginia Reichert, former director of the Center for Tobacco Control at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System talked about a study she conducted that discovered many smokers incorrectly believe that nicotine causes cancer. This misperception makes them less like to use nicotine patches or gum to help them stop smoking. She explained how comprehensive programs can greatly increase the success rate of smokers who want to quit.
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