Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Vote for Choosy!

By: Jenn Ripepi, MD, The Choosy Pediatrician


Young children are very impressionable, as we all know. They follow our lead and DO hear a lot that we say. If you don't believe it, say something in front of them that you'd rather not have repeated! So let's make sure that they hear the great lessons that Choosy, our own health hero, has to teach and vote for Choosy!

Nope, Choosy is not going to be on your ballot this year. But Choosy should be voted on at home to use as a teaching tool. Here is why!

Choosy Let’s You Choose 


Choosy uses no super power but CHOICE. You can choose to make healthy decisions or make decisions which can put your health at risk. You can choose to be a friend or an enemy. You can choose to take care of the Earth or not. The choice is yours!


Choosy’s Messaging is Relatable for Children


Choosy can help to reinforce the messages voiced by parents, caregivers and teachers of young children. Choosy does this in a way that is upbeat, respectful of the child and is repetitive but not monotonous. The topics are pertinent to all children. They are stated simply but not in a way which "talks down" to the children. Sometimes the messages sent by adults can seem authoritative or condescending, but young children can relate to Choosy’s  reminders.


Choosy is Honest


Choosy is free of commercial bias. There is no "hidden" marketing or "big brand" behind Choosy. Choosy means what is said. Good health is your choice. Some characters which appeal to children are mass marketed and may have "other" messages attached or promoted in places such as fast-food chains with not-so-healthy choices on their menus. Choosy wants children to make a healthy choice wherever they are!

There is Only One Choosy


Choosy is unique and original just like each child! By being one-of-a-kind, Choosy lets children see that each individual is special for who they are. There is no gender, race, creed or ability limit.  We can choose to be friends and let our friends be who they are and make their own choices. Choosy is inclusive in the messages children hear.


Choosy Wants the Best for Your Child


Choosy speaks about a wide variety of topics which are important to children. Each child develops skills a little differently and Choosy touches on each area of children's development. Emotional, social, physical aspects of growing are ALL important to good health and adjustment to a variety of situations. Choosy encourages children to try their best in whatever way they can.

There are many choices parents have to make every day. Some are easier than others. I believe that Choosy is an easy choice and can be a partner to parents and others who are trying to guide children to their best selves. My vote is for Choosy! Learn more about Choosy at www.choosykids.com!


About the Author: I have been a pediatrician for over 25 years. My husband and I have been privileged to raise 4 bright and healthy children. I have tried to gather wisdom from the families I have been blessed to meet during my journey. I believe in practical and flexible parenting to help raise healthy adults. I love to garden, hike, travel and cook and I am looking forward to hearing from Choosy followers.

32 comments :

  1. Great idea! As a Certified Health Coach, I completely understand how important it is for kids to grow up making healthier decisions and understanding why to make that choice!

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  2. Choosy sounds like a cool dude ... unlike parents 😉

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  3. Vote Choosy! I'm loving the idea of promoting healthier decisions. With 3 toddlers (all with different personalities) Choosy seems to fit right in.

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  4. He sounds like an awesome role model for my kids! I'm sure they would love him.

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    1. Go to choosykids.com and find the neat ways Choosy can help!

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  5. What a sweet idea with a great message! Love Choosy for my little guy!

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  6. Sounds like a very positive role model!

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  7. OMG I LOVE this!!! My toddler will know Choosy!

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    1. Great! Share the message and watch the growth of a unique individual!

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  8. Choosy sounds like sooo much fun!!! I'm always looking for ways to get to my son's level and help teach these messages, and this is PERFECT!! Thanks for sharing <3

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  9. I choose Choosy. Kids need positive, inspiring and honest role models in the lives.

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    1. Choosy thanks you for your vote of confidence!

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  10. I agree with the above comments. Choosy looks like a great role model!

    Emily@happymomblog

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  11. This is a great initiative and a very creative way to get children reflecting about their choices and learning about staying healthy!

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  12. Healthy does need a champion and Choosy looks like a perfect role model for the job!

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  13. I vote for Choosy! Such a great and important message. We work really hard to help our kids make healthy choices just part of what they do.

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  14. Each child is special in their own way, that is for sure. I love anything that reiterates that in a positive way.

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  15. I'm going to check him out, he sounds pretty cool.

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  16. I voted for this too.something really important .am also sharing this with other followers on twitter

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  17. This is a great post. I think it starts with teaching them young, and continuing throughout their teen years. Great post! - Erin Kennedy

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  18. Oh, nice! I want to introduce my kids to Choosy too!

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  19. Oh, this is nice. A nice way to teach kids without forcing them.

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  20. This is wonderful. I love finding quality stuff to introduce to my toddler. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. This is some really important stuff! I'm glad I read it!

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  22. Choosy sounds amazing and I would surely love anything that helps in making healthy decisions. I would check out ChoosyKids website to see how it could inspire my kids!

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  23. Vote Choosy! Sounds amazing to me. It is really an awesome idea to promote healthier decisions. I re

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  24. I love the concept of this. It's great for kids to be introduced to the idea of making choices.

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  25. Awwww love this!!!! I definitely vote for choosy!!!

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  26. Making healthy choices are something that we really have to teach the kids. It will help them survive in life especially during times like these.

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  27. This sounds awesome! I love that it is all about the kids. I will vote Choosy for sure!

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