Childhood Obesity Sucks Big Time! There is No Need for the Children to Suffer!

Are there children in your family or life that are overweight or obese?  One in three children and teens is obese.  This is an epidemic that is touching the lives of so many.  Oftentimes obese and overweight children suffer with emotional and physical problems that go unaddressed.  They are often the first to be bullied and the last to be chosen for the sports teams.  They also are at-risk of having life-long obesity and other health challenges.

Dr. Imani helps to “Lighten Up” the situation with poetry and fun with the third book in her Award-winning Healthy Haiku Series entitled: Healthy Haiku 3: How to Fight Childhood Obesity One Poem at a Time!  This book is filled with the science that parents, teachers and mentors want, and the fun activities and poetry that children like!  For example the book includes role play activities that – once the lesson has been taught, the curriculum offers an opportunity to practice what they have learned in a fun way.  Participants also have an opportunity to write and share their own poetry or prose about nutrition, exercise, and life’s challenges and accomplishments. The bottom line is Building Self-Esteem and Reinforcing Positive Behavior Change!

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This is a great resource for Parents, Teachers and Mentors!

Right on Time for the New School Year!

Dr. Ma’at is and Health Scientist and Educator with over 30 years of experience who worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 22 years.  She has 4 advanced degrees from Harvard, M.I.T., Columbia University and Mount Holyoke College.  ALong with her team of experts. Dr. Ma’at is available for workshops for all school grades, churches, YMCAs, YWCA’s etc.  Don’t  wait! Book Now for the Fall Semester and the 2015-2016 Calendar Year! They travel around the Country and Globally!

Haiku Tribute to Trayvon Martin…and Change!

  “Them against us and

Us against us ~ Something’s got

To Change or we’re doomed!”

This Haiku speaks about White on Black crimes (or systemic injustices) as well as Black on Black crime (homicides committed daily in the streets of major US cities). Yes, we have to address the systemic injustices by making it illegal to to kill a young Black boy for walking “while Black.” That goes without saying. And, we also have to look internally and do what we can to stop killing ourselves. More young black males die from murder than suicides, accidents and diseases combined. Since the murder of Trayvon Martin, there have been hundreds of young Black males killed at the hands of other Black males.   Do we care more when the aggressor does not look like us? Both types of crimes are wrong, senseless and have to be addressed and halted.

Healthy Haiku Productions is dedicated to making a change in the lives of youth and families.

     Vision: To raise self-esteem and the understanding of important health issues by youth and adults dedicated to improving individuals and communities across the globe.


Mission:​  To offer health-focused workshops, training programs and motivational speeches to teens and adults across the globe.


​     Values: ​ We each have unique gifts to share with the world and a specific path –proper training and skills building help individuals to discover their gifts and paths in life.

Here is a piece that I wrote about Change several years ago and can be found in both Healthy Haiku Publications

CHANGE

Change

     Of the heart, the mind

     The openness to love

     To challenges, risk, failures.

Change

     Of the opoprtunities

     To learn and to experience Life

     Through another lens.

Change

     Of our attitudes about change

     Stepping out of the box

     That is just an illusion anyway!

Change

     Of our Perceptions of time

     Knowing that tomorrow is a

     Day away from when we

     Must start activating our dreams.

Change

     From being victimized to

     Being Energized!

     Ghetto-ized to En-Grandized.

Change

     That makes us stop to breathe

     And be he embodiment of God

     That we were created to be

     In the First Place.

Change

     That makes us tap into our

     Brilliance in a way that

     Sends us whirling through space

     Igniting new stars

     And geniuses along the way!

Change

     So powerful that it makes

     Us realize that the place

     That had us stuck no longer exists

     So we are now freed up and fired up

     To achieve in ways that only mirrors

     The magnificence of our

     Creation on this earth!

Copyright @ Dr. Imani Ma’at

Contact Healthy Haiku Productions to schedule workshops for teens, training for mentors/teachers to learn the Healthy Haiku Approach and Motivational Speaking engagements for High School and College Orientation Programs. Call today! 404-702-4382

or email: drimani@healthyhaikuproductions.com

Help us to Bring Healthy Haiku Workshops to Youth Across the U.S.

Help us to Bring Healthy Haiku Workshops to Youth Across hte U.S.

Greetings Friends. GoFundMe funds will be used to bring this amazing workshop to schools, summer camps, mentoring organizations etc. all over the U.S. We are asking our friends and family members to donate just $5 and to share this with all of your contacts to support this campaign. We appreciate you so much and want the best for our children and teens across the U.S. All levels of support selected below will earn points for organizations to earn a free workshop. Thank you for your donation and support.

‘It’s not cool’: ‘Cinnamon challenge’ prank can scar lungs, lead to emphysema, study finds

Please spread that word to young people in your life that this is very dangerous for their health and definitely not coo!

National Post | Life

Don’t take the cinnamon challenge. That’s the advice from doctors in a new report about a dangerous prank depicted in popular YouTube videos but which has led to hospitalizations and a surge in calls to U.S. poison centres.

The fad involves daring someone to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds without water.

But the spice is caustic, and trying to gulp it down can cause choking, throat irritation, breathing trouble and even collapsed lungs, the report said. Potentially, the stunt could also lead to serious lung diseases like pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema.

Published online Monday in Pediatrics, the report said at least 30 teens nationwide needed medical attention after taking the challenge last year.

The number of poison control centre calls about teens doing the prank “has increased dramatically,” from 51 in 2011 to 222 last year, according to the American Association of Poison Control…

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