Kitchen Chat and more…
Kitchen Chat and more…
Blue Lemon unveiled some new dishes at the Station Park location in Farmington.
In honor of playing, outdoor fun and awesome kids, we’d like to introduce the Blue Lemon Play Area at Station Park in Farmington.
Learning how to have an active lifestyle starts at an early age. And it’s not hard… kids just need to play outside! To help our younger generation do just that, we’re proud to be associated with this awesome play area.
We think Station Park is pretty cool, and we’re proud to have a restaurant there. So next time you make a visit to eat some Blue Lemon, come visit our play area, and take a turn on the slide. Bring your kids, and show them you’re an active person.
Date: Wed, June 7th
Location: Station Park, Woodland Play Area
What’s going to happen?
Kids eat free all day, with purchase of any adult entree, at the Station Park location in Farmington.
In a day when childhood obesity and diabetes are on the rise, we want to do something about it. While blaming TV and video games might feel good, we believe that some broad cultural issues exist. Many kids don’t have access to nutritious food, and at the same time have easy access to junk food. Many kids aren’t given opportunities to be active every day. We can do better! They’re our children, for heaven’s sake.
Research shows that how a community is designed, and what elements it has, can greatly contribute to the health of children. This can affect things like obesity, diabetes, asthma, attention deficit disorder and more. Play areas and green spaces are important for their health.
Play areas also help:
We think Station Park is pretty cool, and we’re proud to have a restaurant there. So next time you make a visit to eat some nutritious and healthy Blue Lemon, come visit our play area, and take a turn on the slide. Bring your kids, and show them you’re an active person. They’ll follow your example.
We’ve all heard of autism but we might not understand it fully. World autism day is a day to increase the understanding of autism and the acceptance of spectrum disorder. This is the ninth year that World Autism Awareness Day is being recognized.
Autism spectrum disorder is a “range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences,” according to autismspeaks.org.
Autism research is always progressing. In fact, there is much researchers still don’t understand about it. Just this year, researchers identified 18 additional gene variations that appear to increase the risk of autism. To date 61 genetic variations have been identified that affect autism risk. Most of these genes affect the biological pathways in the brain, how brain cells develop and communicate with each other.
Many don’t realize that autism has subtypes, which is why it is called a spectrum disorder. Increasingly, researchers aren’t calling it autism, but “autisms.” Researchers have a goal to better identify these subtypes so treatment can be personalized.
The CDC estimates 1 in 42 boys, and 1 in 189 girls have autism. About a third of people with autism are nonverbal. A third have an intellectual disability. Certain medical and mental health issues frequently accompany autism, like gastrointestinal disorders, seizures, sleep disturbances, ADHD, anxiety and phobias.
Blue Lemon will be recognizing Autism Awareness Day by giving customers in all our stores 20% off their meal if they wear blue and mention autism when they order.
We believe autism spectrum disorder needs more research and understanding, as it impacts such a large number of people and families. Show your support for the movement and join us April 2!
Check out autismspeaks.org to learn more about promising research. And look for the “light it up blue” hashtag (#LIUB).