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YMCA Calls Police to Arrest Anti-Obesity Advocate MeMe Roth — NAAO President MeMe Roth Attempts to Dump Junk Food at Local Philadelphia Spring Valley YMCA

New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 23, 2007

With 30% of America’s children at risk for obesity and diet-related diabetes; with two-thirds of their parents already overweight; and with the YMCA of the USA asserting its “unique position in the fight against child obesity”; MeMe Roth (http://www.actionagainstobesity.com) endeavored to rid the YMCA of junk food. Ms. Roth attempted to discard the sprinkles, artificially-flavored caramel and chocolate syrups, and other high-fructose corn syrup-laden and artificially-colored substances, along with the artery-clogging full-fat ice cream set up near the entranceway as a free celebratory offering to YMCA members. In response, Roth alleges the YMCA blocked its junk food table and held back the 5-foot-6-inch, 120-pound, Ms. Roth with a 6-foot-3-inch football player volunteer named “Eric” and called the police.

“I’ve been working with the YMCA for months, both locally and nationally, from the local Director and President up to the YMCA of the USA CEO, including emails, phone calls, and in-person presentations imploring the organization to fulfill its mission statement to provide an environment of health and wellness for its 20 million members, 10 million of whom are children,” said Roth. “Given the current child health crisis, the last thing we need is the YMCA encouraging our children or their parents to consume even greater amounts of obesity- and diabetes- accelerating foods. This is especially damning given the YMCA’s own mission statement and all the wonderful counsel provided by the YMCA’s own nutritionists. Members trust the YMCA to help protect their health, not encourage consumption of some of the most harmful substances in the food supply.”

Roth cites an overrepresentation of obesity among employees and volunteers, including the Philadelphia Area Spring Valley YMCA in Limerick, PA where she had come to exercise Tuesday. She assumes the membership falls closely in line to the U.S.’s national obesity figures: two-thirds of adults overweight — one-third of children overweight. The YMCA recently completed its own version of “The Biggest Loser.”

“There’s a great deal of lip service given to the fight to end child obesity, and the YMCA not only profits from some of the most indulgent junk food vending machines including Reese’s cheesecake pies, full-fat Otis Spunkmeyer muffins, S’Mores Pop-Tarts, among a plethora of other chemical-laden obesity and diabetes accelerators, but also, the YMCA uses $ 11 million dollars from Pepsi to fund its national ‘Healthy Kids Day’ and ‘Activate America’ programs. (Soda is widely reported as a top contributor to child and teen obesity.) It’s like having Philip Morris fund your cardio-vascular health day.”

National Action Against Obesity implores America’s schools, houses of worship and civic organization’s such as the YMCA to provide children and families a haven from the constant bombardment of junk food.

“Those of us fighting to keep our children and ourselves healthy deserve to have somewhere safe to go without being pressured to eat junk food,” continued Roth. “NAAO urges parents across the country to ‘Dump the Junk!’ If your child’s school pushes junk food onto your children, dump it. If your minister or rabbi uses junk food as a children’s sermon device, dump it. If your YMCA uses junk food as a means to pander to unhealthy members, dump it.”

The YMCA has threatened to press charges and terminate Ms. Roth’s family membership to the YMCA.

MeMe Roth and family are temporarily residing in the Philadelphia area, awaiting relocation to New York City.

About NAAO

**Look for upcoming “NAAO Obesity Action Plan” to Cut Obesity by 50%–An Absolutely Achievable, Uncomplicated, Step-By-Step, How-To Guide for ALL of Us** Through education, legislation, and most importantly–parental action–National Action Against Obesity works independently and as a consultancy to reverse the obesity epidemic by eliminating ‘fake foods’ from the food supply, barring junk food from schools and eradicating Secondhand Obesity, while encouraging exercise across all ages. MeMe Roth, president and founder of NAAO, is host and organizer of the Wedding Gown Challenge, where women enter into marriage at a healthy weight and maintain it for a lifetime. Ms. Roth has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, FOXNews’ The O’Reilly Factor, Your World with Neil Cavuto, CBS’s The Early Show, The New York Times, The LA Times, BusinessWeek, The New York Post, Playboy Magazine, 106.7 LiteFM, School Administrator, American School Board Journal, BigFatBlog, Nippon TV, The Associated Press and Health Magazine among others. Ms. Roth’s agenda: “Let’s finally recognize obesity as abuse–abuse of our children, abuse of ourselves–and together take action against it.” http://www.actionagainstobesity.com


With the Arrival of Spring, Little Rascals Nuisance Wildlife Removal Services Reminds Families to Remember the Wild in Wildlife

Neptune City, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011

According to Drew Cowley of Little Rascals Nuisance Wildlife Services, now that spring is here, its not only people shaking off the cold months of winter. Wildlife is also returning to its busy schedule of nursing and raising their young, building nests, and gathering food. Said Cowley, In recent weeks, weve seen a noticeable upsurge in animal-related incidents. New litters of wildlife are emerging in search of food. Calls from distressed homeowners seeking wildlife removal are definitely increasing.

Early spring is the time for homeowners to ready themselves for the increase in wildlife activity and the potential for human-animal conflicts. Homeowners should inspect their home for potential routes of entry and remove attractants to wildlife such as unsecured garbage cans and pet food left outside. Be on the lookout for the tell-tail signs of animal encroachments whether visual such as droppings and tracks or auditory such as unusual sounds and scratches. But, when it comes to wildlife, the first priority is the personal safety of our kids. Said Cowley, Parents must teach their tender age children to respect wildlife and to keep a healthy distance. Children, and adults for that matter, should avoid personal contact with wild animals — and that includes feeding them. Squirrels never heard of the saying Dont bite the hand that feeds you. Children must understand that wildlife is unpredictable and dangerous. Wildlife injuries and zoonotic diseases, infectious diseases transmitted by wildlife, are inevitably serious and almost always avoidable.

Continued Cowley, Unfortunately, most children have no appreciation of the risk and dangers of contact with wildlife. They watch computer-animated films with friendly, sociable animals that talk and dance and have human-like expressions, behaviors, and emotions. Whatever children may think of Mickey Mouse, Rocky Raccoon, or Simon the Squirrel, real wild animals, even urbanized wildlife that have lost their instinct to be wary of people, have no interest in being their furry friends.

Added Cowley, For safetys sake, children must learn to never to chase, touch, or pick up any wild animal, dead or alive. Any animals that can be caught may be diseased or injured and likely to bite. Dead animals can be rife with disease. And some may not be dead at all. The opossum, for example, has an unusual defense mechanism, an involuntary comatose-like state induced by fear. An inert opossum is often left alone by predators who want to chase, catch, and kill their prey. When a child picks up a ‘dead’ opossum by the tail, he or she is inevitably bitten once the animal reanimates itself. Also, with nuisance wildlife, especially squirrels and raccoons, there is nothing more vicious than a frothing-at-the-mouth mother protecting its nest. These animals have razor-sharp teeth and claws that can inflict extensive damage in a matter of seconds.

Wildlife can injure humans not only through bites and scratches, but also through their droppings. Animal droppings and urine are a toxic brew of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites capable of transmitting a host of serious, potentially fatal, diseases to humans and their pets. Never allow a child or pet to go near standing water. Water contaminated by infected animal urine can pass diseases through mucous membranes and cuts in the skin, not just through consumption. Even the seemingly innocuous cottontail rabbit can be a carrier of tularemia, a serious bacterial disease, which is transmitted to people by contaminated water as well as ticks.

Perhaps the most known and feared of all wildlife diseases is rabies, a viral disease of the central nervous system that is spread when an infected animal bites or scratches. Raccoons, in addition to being common carriers of rabies, also transmit distemper and roundworm. Reiterated Cowley, Please let your children know that if they come across one of these masked bandits at a playground or anywhere outside, get away and stay away. Raccoons are one of the most dangerous nuisance wildlife in New Jersey. They are large and powerful. And if cornered or if they feel the need to protect their nest, these animals give new meaning to the word vicious.

Concluded Cowley, Children and adults must always remember the wild in wildlife. If nuisance critters have made their home in and around yours, it is a situation that requires immediate action. Contact a wildlife removal specialist with the experience to extract these animals safely and humanely. Having a wildlife removal problem handled by a professional will save yourself headaches and hassles — and possibly a few of your fingertips.

Cowleys Termite & Pest Services, founded in 1991 by Drew Cowley, serves Monmouth and Ocean counties and all of central New Jersey. For 20 years, Cowleys has successfully resolved the most challenging pest infestations faced by businesses and homeowners. Cowleys also offers specialized bird control services through Bird Solutions by Cowleys and wildlife removal through Little Rascals Nuisance Wildlife Services. For more information about our wildlife removal services, visit http://www.cowleys.com or call 866-9-COWLEY.

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Parent Tested Parent Approved Announces Top Spring Award Winners for Families

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 17, 2012

Parent Tested Parent Approved is proud to announce its newest Spring winners! Whether its a fashionable Rockease necklace from Teethease, a new City Mini GT stroller from Baby Jogger, the Most Complete Student Success System from EduNova for your teen or the tasty new snack Just Fruit & Grains from SunRype, if you see their Seal of Approval on it, you know its exceptional.

PTPA Media has North Americas largest parent tester community a credible third party resource for parents with over 60,000 volunteer parent testers.

Seeing the PTPA Winner’s Seal on a product package or website helps consumers identify products that have been tested and recommended by their peers. It’s like shopping with your best friend, says PTPA Founder and CEO, Sharon Vinderine.

Since 2008, PTPA has evaluated thousands of products and services from leading manufacturers and emerging brands. Because independent families evaluate these products in their own homes, PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience not on commercial considerations.

PTPA Media is a recognized source by the media for credible and reliable recommendations. Recognized TV personality, PTPA Founder and CEO Sharon Vinderine has presented PTPA Award winners on over 50 morning shows including the Rachael Ray Show, Fox and Friends, Canada AM and Global.

Here are just a few of the innovative new products to receive the PTPA Winners Seal of Approval for their most recent 2012 campaigns:

T-fal steamer/blender: ideal to prepare healthy and balanced meals for your baby, keeping them both full of vitamins and full of flavor.

Purex UltraPacks simplifies laundry with its pre-measured packs while Purex Crystals offer you a new way to have fresher laundry for weeks, not days, naturally!

Kobo Vox eReader is more than just reading books it has interactive entertainment for anytime, anywhere: Read, play games, listen to music, download apps and much more!

Ooma Telo with Ooma Premier Service providing crystal clear home phone service through your existing broadband internet connection to save you money!

Summer Solutions workbooks will have your child feeling more confident about their abilities in school and help them ease back in to the next school season.

QuickCover by Sure Fit helps your sofa or love seat stay protected from food and drink spills, pets, jumping kids, and more. Its waterproof and washable!

Enfamil A+ is the closest formula to breast milk available. It contains DHA and ARA to keep baby healthy and happy. Available in a refillable container that Moms love!

Also being celebrated as recent outstanding award winners are the AfterSkate Wipes which help your skates stay clean and sharp, a handy Twist-It Mosquito Repeller which can attach to almost anything, an interactive dinner mat by Your Chat Mat that will help get conversations started at the dinner table.

For a complete list of award winners, visit the Latest & Greatest 2012 section on the newly updated website.

About PTPA Media Inc.

PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company’s mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.

Parent Tested Parent Approved Spring 2013 Products Announced

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) March 12, 2013

With a new season a mere few weeks away, consumers are ramping up their spending on products to simplify their family life. Whether looking for personalized labels for sippy cups and baby bottles like Snugaroos, or getting some help in the kitchen with prep work from T-fals Fresh Express, or ensuring family safety with apps like Family by Sygic, PTPA Media has parents covered with its newest award recipients.

PTPA Media has North Americas largest testing community a credible third party resource for consumers with over 60,000 volunteer testers.

Seeing the PTPA Winner’s Seal on a product package or website helps consumers identify products that have been tested and recommended by other consumers. It’s like shopping with ones best friend, says PTPA Founder and CEO, Sharon Vinderine.

Since 2008, PTPA has evaluated thousands of products and services from leading manufacturers and emerging brands. Because independent parents evaluate these products in their own homes, PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience not on commercial considerations.

PTPA Media has become a recognized source by the media for credible and reliable recommendations for their audiences. Recognized TV personality, PTPA Founder and CEO Sharon Vinderine has presented PTPA Award winners on over 60 morning shows including the Rachael Ray Show, The Ricki Lake Show, HLN’s Raising America, Fox and Friends, Canada AM and Global.

Here are just a few of the innovative new products to receive the PTPA Winners Seal of Approval for their most recent campaign:

Sailun Tires Terramax CVR and A/T: Designed to deliver superior traction, these tires provide exceptional handling and a comfortable ride for an exceptional price families will love.

SparkPlay: Ignite imagination with these monthly delivered themed play packages. Its ideal for a busy parent looking for an authentic way to play or for grandparents who need play ideas.

Mixie: The ideal baby bottle for formula-fed babies. Add formula to the bottom and water into the top. When its feeding time simply press the button underneath and shake to mix!

Co-branded Coppertone UPF 50+ Headwear: Meeting the highest standards in UV Protection in headwear, these unique, adorable and functional hats have built in UV ensuring your child is sun safe.

Colief Infant Drops: The lactase enzyme in these drops can help to reduce colic-associated crying times by 45% when caused by temporary lactose intolerance.

Baby Snug: The safe and comfortable seat that converts as your baby grows to meet their needs! Its perfect for on-the-go or at home and comes in adorable colors!

Also among the list of recent winners are: The Nurture T-Shirt from Au Fait Mama, Weledas Calendula Diaper Care cream, The Bed Sled which allows for easy patient movement, NQ Family Guardian; the complete mobile safety app suite, The Boppy Nursing Pillow and SunRype Slim, the delicious 10 calorie fruit drink that doesnt contain aspartame.

For a complete list of winners, please visit PTPA’s Winner List.

Dave Williams of Farmers Insurance Gives Child ID Software During Rio Rancho Spring Fiesta

Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) April 28, 2013

Dave Williams, a new Farmers Insurance agent in the area has chosen the Abrazos event to give back to by distributing the m.i.l.k Digital ID software for free ($ 50 value) to those attending the event. The m.i.l.k. Digital ID is a featured component of Home Organizer

2011 Spring Sales And Marketing Symposiums Hosted By CPS Insurance Services In Southern California

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2011

CPS Insurance Services(CPS) will host Spring Sales and Marketing Symposiums on May 24th and 25th, in Irvine and Ontario, California. This year, six of the nations top Life Insurance and Annuity carriers will provide comprehensive sales ideas to help producers expand their business across multiple product lines.

The CPS Spring Symposiums will include presentations from American General, Aviva, Lincoln Financial Group, One America, Principal Financial Group and Transamerica. Each carrier will discuss the importance of expanding product offerings across the lines of Annuities, Disability Income, Life, Long Term Care Insurance and Linked Benefit products.

Tom Virkler JD, Director of CPS Advanced Markets, will provide a comprehensive presentation that outlines the vital steps a producer must take to help their client understand the importance of a will, health proxy and a durable power-of- attorney while planning for their financial future.

These identical Symposiums give attendees the opportunity to learn more about the latest products, services, trends and sales ideas in the industry said Raymond McMannis, Vice President of Sales for CPS Insurance Services. Our goal is to bring together a strong group of carriers that understand what producers need to achieve their sales and marketing goals while providing them with real-world solutions to their clients needs.

About CPS Insurance Services:

CPS Insurance Services (http://www.CPSInsurance.com) has built a solid network and established a substantial presence across the USA as the leading provider of products, service, and support in the insurance industry. Celebrating 37 years of continued success, CPS is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of affiliate agencies and individual brokers providing a balanced mix of the latest information and technologies, along with years of industry knowledge and service expertise.

The CPS marketing team is equipped with CLU, ChFC, and LOMA designations, offering strategic and advanced consulting, case design and management, point of sale support, immediate turnaround proposal service, field underwriting expertise, and application, licensing, and contract processing with status reports. By partnering with CPS, affiliates and brokers have access to the best options available in the insurance and financial services industry. CPS understands the market and its ever-changing targets and delivers the level of service and support that each client expects and deserves.

CPS Insurance Services, established in 1974 – providing brokers with the top Companies, the most competitive Products, and the best Service in the industry.

For all your insurance needs! Find CPS on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cpsinsurance , follow CPS on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cpsinsurance and visit CPS on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/CPSInsurance.


Kara Bautch

Marketing / PR Associate

CPS Insurance Services

949.225.7123 Direct



Center for Plastic Surgery Offers Spring Break Discounts

Annandale, VA (PRWEB) February 17, 2012

The Center for Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce skin health care specials for Spring Break. With these specials, patients seeking a youthful, natural appearance can prepare for the upcoming warm weather.

We are offering discounts on some of our more popular treatments, like Botox. Washington, DC patients can schedule their treatments now so they are in optimal condition for their spring break retreats. We would like to encourage our patients to schedule their procedures before the rush, ensuring that they can get an appointment time, states Martha Pena, a Skin Health Specialist working with Washington DC plastic surgeon Dr. G. Wesley Price.

One of the most popular procedures these plastic surgeons in Washington, DC perform is Botox, an injectable treatment that erases wrinkles for up to six months. They are offering Allergans 10-year Botox Anniversary Special, and patients can save up to $ 200 on this popular treatment, provided they have their treatment by April 30.

Juvaderm is another anti-aging treatment favored by patients. In February, patients will receive 10 percent off Juvederm treatments. This limited-time discount is only offered until the end of February as a Leap Year special.

Because laser hair removal gains popularity as patients prepare for swimsuit season, Center for Plastic Surgery is offering Marilys Laser Hair Removal Special. Some of the centers already discounted packages are now an additional 20 percent off, and all first single laser hair removal treatments are 10 percent off. Individuals interested in laser hair removal should consider scheduling an appointment soon as most patients typically require more than one laser treatment.

Patients often combine laser hair removal with other skincare treatments. For only $ 200, patients can receive the Jessner Peel and microdermabrasion treatments during the February promotion, saving them $ 150.

In addition to BOTOX and laser hair removal discounts, the Washington DC plastic surgeons at the Center for Plastic Surgery are reducing prices on permanent makeup solutions in February. The lips, eyes, and eyebrows can all be permanently lined, eliminating the need for continued application of makeup while enjoying the sun, sand, and surf on spring break. For a limited time, patients can save $ 250 on permanent makeup for each of these areas.

It is rare for us to offer this many amazing discounts at the same time, stated Ms. Pena. We are not going to have them much longer, so patients need to book their treatment soon as Spring Break and summer are just around the corner!

Center for Plastic Surgery

Established in 1986, Center for Plastic Surgery offers a unique approach to plastic surgery. CPS combines the aesthetic and surgical skills of three Washington DC plastic surgeonsDr. Albert F. Fleury, Jr., Dr. James H. French, Jr., and Dr. G. Wesley Price. Each is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. The Center for Plastic Surgery has two offices in the Washington DC area, in Chevy Chase, MD and Northern Virginia.

To learn more about any skin care or plastic surgery procedures, cost and available financing, please visit our website at http://www.cpsdocs.com or call 877.373.2764 for a free consultation.