Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Children and Teens Point to Summer Camp as the Place Where Eating Disordered Behaviors Often Begin

Eating Recovery Center Urges Parents to be Proactive in Planning a Healthy Summer Camp Experience and Vigilant for Signs of Eating Disorders Once Children Return Home

Denver, CO, June 26, 2012 - More than 10 million American children attend a camp each summer. Because these children often spend weeks – and sometimes months – away from parental supervision, Eating Recovery Center, an international center for eating disorders recovery, urges parents to be aware of summer camp triggers that may contribute to the development of an eating disorder in their camp-going children.

“Every year, Eating Recovery Center sees many young patients who cite summer camp as the place where their disordered eating behaviors either began or intensified,” said Jamie Manwaring, PhD, primary therapist at Eating Recovery Center’s Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents. “It is important to recognize that summer camps do not ‘cause’ eating disorders; however, camps’ environments can often be triggering for a child with the genetic or temperamental predisposition for an eating disorder.”

The onset of puberty, typically occurring between the ages of 10 and 14 for girls and 12 and 16 for boys, is one of the two most common times when eating disorders develop. Children in this age range who have a family history of eating disorders, who have previously engaged in disordered eating or who have highly sensitive, perfectionistic temperaments may be more likely to be triggered by camp activities or situations.

Potentially triggering activities or situations may include a competitive athletic environment, exposure to bunkmates’ or friends’ disordered eating behaviors, an intense focus on health and nutrition or anxiety about trying to “fit in” with new camp friends. Without ongoing parental supervision, children who begin engaging in disordered eating behaviors will often maintain, or intensify them throughout the duration of camp without their parents’ knowledge.

To help parents plan a healthy, fun camp experience for their children and proactively practice eating disorders prevention, Eating Recovery Center offers these five tips:

1. Look into the way meals are structured at your child’s camp. Are mealtimes staffed so that camp counselors sit with campers and are available to notice if a child has stopped eating or drastically changed his or her eating habits?

2. Do some comparative research if you intend on sending your child to a sports camp. Children with a family history of eating disorders may be better suited at a camp that is focused on recreation and fun, rather than one that is focused on competition and intense fitness.

3. Send your child to camp with positive messages. Emphasize to your child that the goal of summer camp is to have fun and meet new friends. Remind your children that you love them for who they are, not what specific activities they excel at, and that it does not matter if they are the fastest runners or strongest swimmers at camp.

4. Check in with your child while he or she is at camp. Use phone calls, emails and letters as an opportunity to ask open-ended questions about his or her camp experience. Look and listen for any sudden changes in your child’s overall outlook.

5. Keep an eye out for signs of eating disorders when your child returns home from camp. Is your child eating smaller portions or restricting certain foods altogether? Has eating become a power struggle? Has your child’s exercise regimen significantly increased or have you “caught” him or her exercising in secret? Do you suspect purging after meals? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it may be time to seek help for a potential eating disorder.

“When parents see children after they have been away at a month- or summer-long camp, changes in body weight, overall health, general demeanor and outlook can become that much more noticeable,” explains Dr. Manwaring. “If your child exhibits worrisome behaviors after returning home, do not wait to seek help. With eating disorders, the earlier the intervention, the more successful the treatment will be. Early intervention saves lives.”

Parents are encouraged to seek an eating disorders assessment if they notice troubling behaviors in their children or adolescents when they return home from camp. Eating disorders recovery is entirely possible with early intervention and proper treatment from qualified professionals.

About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center is an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Under the personal guidance and care of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change.

Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services for Adults, and the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. In addition, Eating Recovery Center, partnering with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program, offers Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services in Sacramento, California, as well as Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services in Fresno and Roseville. For more information, please contact us at 877-218-1344 or info@EatingRecoveryCenter.com or confidentially chat live on our website at www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com.

Shannon Fern
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Creative Gazebos Selected as Gazebo of Choice for US Government Contract for Third Year in a Row

Creative Gazebos by Limerock Gazebos has been selected on the basis of price, quality and selection to provide Gazebos to US military and base locations for a third consecutive year. Gazebos are effective and attractive structures which serve well as event and waiting areas, employee break structures, and for adding a bit of charm and scenic relief.

Lancaster County, PA, June 21, 2012 (Straight Line PR) -- Limerock Gazebos, an Amish gazebo manufacturer in the heart of Amish country, Lancaster County Pennsylvania, was awarded a renewed contract for supplying and making gazebos available to US military bases for another year, and was awarded this contract through their dealer network and association with Specialty Prefab.

"We chose Creative Gazebos (Limerock Gazebos line) for their quality," says Eric Kinney of Specialty Prefab. "Their kits have always been easy to set up, and the 2012 kits and product are the best we've found. They are perfect for our government customers, because they're built to last."

Gazebo owners can select between wood or vinyl, and can cover the sides with screens or windows. Just covering three sides facing the most common wind direction is usually sufficient. Because side covers are held in place by two vertical slats it's a simple task to set them up as needed. Vinyl gazebos ( http://creativegazebos.com/vinylgazeboshome.html ) are similarly equipped.

There is a long history of using gazebos as a quick-to-set-up structure on military bases. Over the years, a few stories have developed surrounding them. Kinney recounts one story regarding gazebos and the "that's how it's always been done" mentality... such as the regular posting of a guard at the Fort Monroe Army Base's gazebo. When the question came up asking what the purpose for the guard was, the answer was "that's the way it's always been."

It turns out that, after investigating the matter further, the original posting of the guard was because the gazebo had been freshly painted and they didn't want anyone accidentally messing up the wet paint.

Limerock says of the Creative Gazebos ( http://www.creativegazebos.com/ ) product line: "They're versatile, attractive, strong and easy to set up. The kits ship to our dealers and can be quickly set up with with easy to follow plans, and come expertly packaged and protected for shipping, usually on a single pallet."

Limerock has been manufacturing and distributing their Gazebo designs nationally through their dealer network for over 20 years. "It's a family business," says Ben Stoltzfus of Limerock, who started the business himself. Over the years Limerock gazebos has added to their original gazebo kits ( http://www.creativegazebos.com/gazebo-kits.html ) product line and offers pergolas, pergola kits ( http://www.creativegazebos.com/pergola-kit.html ), and other outdoor wood structures for almost any need.

About Limerock Gazebos:
Limerock Gazebos is located in the heart of Lancaster County, PA. This family owned business has been constructing quality gazebos since 1996.

The company employs an excellent team of skilled Amish craftsmen (most have grown up on family farms). Their shop is equipped with modern woodworking machinery, ready to handle any custom project. The Limerock Gazebos team is dedicated to the highest standards of quality, in each and every gazebo and pergola, using checklists throughout the process, to ensure customer satisfaction.

Limerock Gazebos can be contacted through their website at http://www.CreativeGazebos.com

About Specialty Prefab
Specialty Prefab is an authorized dealer for Creative Gazebos™ by Limerock Gazebos, with a network of installers covering all the western states. The company also provides lumber, fencing, steel products, fasteners & other building materials to larger dealers and government contracts.

The company has done a great deal of work in Alaska and Hawaii, but has also installed gazebos as far away as West Virginia and South Carolina.

Specialty Prefab cab be contacted for bids on custom wood products for larger projects as well as pricing for the Creative Gazebos line of pergolas, outdoor pavilions and wood or vinyl gazebos. Contact Specialty Prefab through their website at http://www.SpecialtyPrefab.com

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David Lockman
9734 Lincoln Lane
Blaine, WA 98230

New Flag Display cases for 4th of July by Flag connections

FlagsConnections specializes in flag cases and military gifts, for both those serving in the armed forces and their families at home.

Deer Park, NY, June 27, 2012 - FlagsConnections is a patriotic company dedicated to honoring those who have faithfully served their country in the armed forces, be it Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, heroes of both retired military and the fallen, with a prominent line of handsome, custom made U.S. flags, memorial flag cases, shadow boxes and flag boxes. FlagsConnections specializes in flag cases and military gifts, for both those serving in the armed forces and their families at home.

So elegant is their design, so trustworthy is their service that the United States has chosen FlagsConnections to supply flag cases for the families of our fallen heroes serving in the armed forces. In 2004, FlagsConnections had the honor of being selected to provide the flag case for President Reagan's burial flag.

FlagsConnections offers this same flag case design in solid walnut, hand crafted. Engraved with the name and rank of your veteran loved one, it is sure to become a treasured keepsake for generations of your family to come.

The hand rubbed walnut finish, beveled glass front with the Great Seal of the United States completes the look of this case which can be proudly displayed in any home and comes complete with wall mountable hardware.

Also built by FlagsConnections' skilled craftsmen is the 3 Bay Military Box, allowing for the display of 1-3 flags - providing a display space for the American flag, Military Officers' flag and medal display space to hold military insignia worn by your loved one and other memorabilia, making an excellent retirement gift as well as a conversational piece for any living room.

FlagsConnections also offers the American Flag Case Pedestal which features solid American walnut with its heirloom walnut finish for an American flag frame, beveled glass with a golden Great Seal of the United States, complete with a personalized engraving of the name and rank of your loved one - a beautiful way to pay tribute to a brave fallen hero in your family that you can be proud of.

FlagsConnections is committed to providing the most excellent of customer service, particularly to those who have served us bravely, offering 24-hour shipping on most of their items. For this reason, FlagsConnections honors military accounts. Feel free to inquire about their CCR and DnB numbers.

David Elgavisch
Net Connections
1940 Deer Park Ave Suite 372
Deer Park, NY 11729

Team Sisel Knights is one of the Fastest Growing Teams in Sisel International

Dan Block has found a lot of success in the MLM industry and he credits this success to hard work, innovation, and finding the strengths in his team mates and utilizing them to build strong teams.

Springville, Utah June 24, 2012 - Team Sisel Knights is one of the fastest growing teams in sisel International. Dan Block founder of http://www.nonrecruitable.com has branded his team the Sisel Knights. The Sisel Knights is an acronym standing for K.N.I.G.H.T.S. Knowing Now I’ve Got the Hottest Thing with Sisel. Dan Block has found a lot of success in the MLM industry and he credits this success to hard work, innovation, and finding the strengths in his team mates and utilizing them to build strong teams. Manuel Leon AKA Manny Leon has spent the past 13 months designing specific material for building Sisel for the Sisel Knights team over 100 websites built for lead generation and funneling to the Sisel Knights Team. Jeff Fluck has lost over 100 pounds with Sisel products and has personally enrolled over 100 people in 3 months.

Mr. Universe Jeff Primm will soon be heading up Weight Loss Wednesdays with Dan Block on a national scale. J.R. Hill one of the newest Sisel Knights has built teams into the tens of thousands and has near million dollar years within the industry. J.R. Hill chose to work with the Knights because of their marketing strategies for Sisel. Donnie Renton is another veteran to the MLM industry having his best success in YTB earning a 6 figure income there is also very excited to be working with the Sisel Knights. Maurice Talton is another Sisel Knight whom is a personal trainer and has seen so many people having high results on Sisel Products. Maurice Talton has been working within the industry for 10 years and has only built with Dan Block for the past 2 years where he has seen actual pay checks. Dan Block is excited to be working with Maurice Talton due to his connections to so many professional athletes and celebrities. Gerry Schroeder and Clayton Wilson have both recently chosen to team up with the Sisel Knights in their effort to take Sisel to the next Level. Dan Block is heading up Money Monday’s, Toxin Free Tuesdays, Weight loss Wednesdays, and Take back your life Thursday trainings on local level and soon to be broadcast live via streaming.

Dan Block
Rockford, IL
Skype block6525

Dan Block says his philosophy on Sisel Knights is to allow branding to everyone within the organization. Once a Team Mate hits the rank of 1 star master Dan Block will do a write up on the team mate and have a knighting ceremony, this will give the Sisel distributor extra personalized training to go to the next level plus exposure on the web. As Dan Block drives traffic back to the site people will gather all the info they can on Sisel whether it is product info, comp plan, or connect with someone they may be interested in building a business with. If you are looking for a team to join Sisel Knights have the right people lined up to help you move forward. In Fact Dan Block has interested people interview with at least 3 different Knights to see which Knight they would like to work with and that Knight is expected to give you a new recruit within 7 days of joining the business.

Dan Block
Sisel Knights
Rockton IL 61072