Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Attention Child Care Providers

Watch the mail for the year end "2010-2011 Child Care /Preschool Immunization Status Report."

If you have questions or need assistance with the form, call the Health Education Department, 816-587-5998 Extension 322. The child care health care consultants are available to come on site and assist with reviewing immunization records.

As a reminder: Keep a copy of the completed form for your files and email, fax, or mail a hard copy to  for Platte County Child Care Health records.

If your center has not received the form by January 7, 2011. Contact Sherrie for further assistance.

Click below for immunization schedules:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fast Food Facts- One Stop Shop for Fast Food nutritional info!

Fast Food Facts is your source for the most up-to-date nutritional information on ALL your favorite fast food for dieting and weight control; sugar levels for diabetics; carbs (carbohydrate) for low-carb dieters; and health & nutrition class projects for students and teachers. Click on the link to visit their website:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dangerous alcoholic energy drinks will soon be off store shelves in America

On Wednesday, November 17, 2010, officials from the Federal Drug Admininstation, the Federal Trade Commission and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau took unprecedented action by notifying four producers of alcoholic energy drinks that their products were adulterated and constituted a "public health concern". They were deemed unsafe because of the addition of caffeine as a stimulant. The companies were given 15 days to respond or face product seizure.

We are happy to report that the four producers, Phusion Projects, United Brands, Charge Beverages and New Century Brewing have stopped shipping the seven different products that according to the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy were "designed, branded and promoted to encourage binge drinking."

For more information on the dangers of energy drinks and alcohol visit: