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Thursday, April 27, 2023

My Thoughts: Doctoroo and the Case of the Picnic Pirates by Dr. Rachel B Wellner


BOOK TOUR: Doctoroo and the Case of the Picnic Pirates by Dr. Rachel B Wellner


Join Us for This Tour from April 17 to May 5

Book Details:

​Book Title: Doctoroo and the Case of the Picnic Pirates by
​Rachel B. Wellner
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 43 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Wellner Media
Release Date: January 9, 2023
Formats Available for Review: print- Softback (USA only), e-book (Gifted KINDLE, EPUB, PDF)
Tour dates: April 17 to May 5
Content Rating: G - No profanity, sex or violence

Book Description:

​Doctoroo (also known as Dr. Marsha Roo) and her team Kirby Koala, Louie Llama and Terence Toad may live in Australia, but they travel the world solving medical mysteries. In Doctoroo & the Case of the Picnic Pirates, they fly to the United States to find out why bear cubs in the Tumbling Potomac Pirates won't practice their somersaults, cartwheels, or handsprings. Will Doctoroo discover what is wrong? Will she have the answer in time for the cubs to perform on the Fourth of July, America's Independence Day?
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Meet the Author:

Dr. Rachel Wellner is a board-certified general surgeon, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Society of Surgical Oncology-trained breast oncology surgeon.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Goodreads

Tips for Packing Nutritious School Lunches

By Dr Rachel Wellner

Packing a nutritious lunch for school is an important aspect of helping children lead healthy lives. Not only does providing them with healthy meals at school contribute to their physical health, but it also helps them develop good eating habits that will benefit them throughout their lives. Eating healthy foods can provide children with the energy and nutrients they need to stay alert and focused during class, as well as ensuring they get adequate servings of essential vitamins and minerals.

In addition, packing healthy lunches can help prevent childhood obesity by limiting the amount of high-calorie snacks and sugary drinks that are often found in cafeteria menus or store-bought items. Studies have shown that unhealthy eating habits during childhood can lead to poor physical health later in life, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Therefore, it is important for parents to instill good nutrition practices in their children from a young age by providing them with well-balanced meals when at school.

How do you make sure your children will eat their healthy lunch? Keep foods simple and nutritious. This could include items such as sandwiches made with whole grain bread, a side of cut-up vegetables and dip, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, fruit or even leftovers from dinner.

What makes a nutritious lunch? Focus on creating balanced meals that combine protein with carbohydrates and healthy fats. Protein-based foods such as beans or tofu, lean meats, nuts and nut butters all provide essential nutrients without excessive calories. (Make sure your children have been assessed for nut allergies.) Carbohydrates offer energy and should come from whole grains like oatmeal or brown rice. Healthy fats like those found in avocados can help reduce inflammation; these can be added as toppings for sandwiches or salads.

Rather than relying on pre-packaged snacks, make your own healthy snacks at home. Have your children help! Homemade fruit and cereal bars are easy to make and provide an alternative to processed snacks full of artificial ingredients.

Lunch preparation can be a breeze with the right techniques and planning. Try to do meal prep early in the week. To start, plan out what types of meals you would like to make for the week ahead. Incorporate healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables as well as items like sandwiches and wraps into your meal plans.

Once you have your plan, start prepping! This could include chopping up veggies for salads or sandwiches, pre-cooking meats or grains, baking muffins or other snacks—anything that will save you time during the week. Involve your kids in this process by having them help you prepare items like sandwiches or snacks. This will give them an opportunity to learn about food and nutrition while having fun! Lastly, think of ways to present food in a fun way that kids will enjoy. Even something as simple as arranging food on a plate in an interesting shape or pattern can be exciting for kids. You could also try cutting up sandwiches into shapes with cookie cutters or packing multiple small items in a bento box.

By taking the time to prepare healthy lunches, you can ensure your family receives the proper nutrition they need to maintain their health while instilling positive eating habits that will last a lifetime.