10-21-2009 Picks of the Week

Given the choice, most consumers say they would not eat foods that have been injected with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Yet, an astonishing amount of the foods we eat contain GMOs.

  • If you have a teen or work with teens, you have to check out Josh Shipp. With more than a decade of real-world, hands-on experience working with millions of teens, Josh is one of the most dynamic and entertaining speakers I’ve ever seen. He recently began sharing his expertise with grown-ups and, this Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST, he’ll be launching an absolutely revolutionary product that bottles his magic in an innovative, accessible, life-changing solution for adults and teens to tackle teens’ #1 issue head-on. I really hope you’ll take advantage of his expertise and visit his site: http://grownups.heyjosh.com

  • Win a $100 Whole Foods Market Gift Card!

As part of its “Be Good to Your Whole Body” campaign, for the month of October, Whole Foods Market has created podcasts focusing on maintaining a healthy mood.  As the seasons change, these simple, free tips, consider how conscious breathing, herbs, and eating well, can help maintain a healthy mood.

Just listen to one or all of our podcasts and leave a comment telling us what you think of our work.  On October 30th one of you will be randomly chosen to receive the gift card! To listen to the podcasts please visit: http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/category/whole-body-podcast/ Please comment on the following podcast fileds: Breathe and Meditation for Stress Relief, Herbal Approaches for Healthy Mood, Boost your Back to School Brain Power.
  • Youth360 (wreckED) is a teen-oriented substance abuse prevention education program that aims to teach teens (15-19 years old) about the realities and consequences of substance use. The program encourages teens to think more introspectively about their own and their friends’ behavior regarding alcohol and other drugs, and to consider the associated consequences of getting involved. In addition to getting attendees to take a closer look at themselves, the presentation will also motivate them to be proactive in “looking out” for their friends who may be engaging in unhealthy behaviors.

Youth360 starts out with a video depicting all aspects of the contemporary drug and alcohol scene that is part of the teen life today, as well as real-life stories of addiction and recovery from the A&E Network program series Intervention. Following the video, a facilitator leads group discussion using individual observations of depictions in the video as conversation starters. A special wreckED interactive card game was designed that focuses on the issues presented in the video, simulating real life choices, behaviors, and consequences. While the video sets up the bigger picture regarding alcohol and other drug use and abuse, the card game personalizes the choices, behaviors, and resulting consequences, giving the teens the opportunity to play out scenarios from their own experiences and viewpoint.

The Partnership’s teen web site, www.checkyourself.com/wreckED, supports wreckED with all of the tools and resources available online.

Books of the Week

You might find a few quotes in here by yours truly! This is an awesome awesome book about Generation Y and how they are the consumer.  It is a fascinating look into youth today.

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