The Nutrition Facts Label can be confusing: There’s a lot of information on that thing! Reading it is one challenge, understanding it and applying it to your specific needs is another. Some look only at the number of calories before deciding whether to consume a food or beverage. If that’s you, your missing a few important steps that could help you reach your health goals.

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Children and adolescents in low-income and poverty-stricken homes and environments are at a greater risk for poor well-being throughout the course of their lives. TODAY you can join me in doing something to help: Consider this a special edition of this wellness blog.

The negative effects of poverty and near-poverty on well-being extend to increased risk for: depression, PTSD, poor emotional development, poor performance in school, weakened immune systems, poor memory, premature aging, premature death, and chronic diseases (e.g. asthma, obesity, high blood pressure, and some cancers). Children and young adults who grow up in such circumstances are also at an increased risk for substance abuse and addiction, including cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal drugs.

TODAY you can do something to help! TODAY, post publicly on social media a make-up free selfie using the hashtag “#RFGoNaked”. That’s it. For every such post, Rodan + Fields® (the company behind my dermatological skincare franchise) will donate $1 to the Prescription for Change® (PFC). The foundation gives money to organizations breaking the cycle of child poverty and illiteracy through empowerment programs where these children and teens live.

Keep reading for more details on the organizations and how you can get a thank you for yourself from me. But first, POST!! Read More

Commit these numbers and number ranges to memory or jot them down somewhere you can easily reference.

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