Our Monday green news brings you the latest on nutrition, good causes and child education:
- Juicing for a healthier skin, hair and nails: Juicing is a simple and inexpensive way to provide your skin, hair, and nails with the nutrients they need, instead of pricey cosmetics. Some of the most important nutrients for a glowing complexion, beautiful hair, and strong, healthy nails include selenium, silica, zinc, calcium, omega acids, vitamins A, B, C and E. Learn a few recipes and tips about juicing.
- Increasing influence of teacher home visits: Teacher home visits have recently became very popular giving students the direction they need outside of the classroom and delivering great results. A growing number of school districts across the U.S. now work with non-profit organizations that help them implement home visits by teachers. For example HOME WORKS! is a teacher home visit program in Missouri, modeled after similar programs in California and Texas. In St. Louis, parents and educators believe home visits by teachers is one of few factors that is affecting student’s educational potential. Educational leaders expect that many non-profit programs will be running statewide within the next few years, on top of Common Core Standards that are being implemented in 45 states now.
- No more formaldehyde in baby products: In response to increasing consumer pressure and environmental groups in the past few years, the Johnson & Johnson company pledged to remove two chemicals (formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane) from its baby products. The newly reformulated products are finally ready and being distributed to stores around the world. All existing products will be replaced with new ones during the next several months.