Crayon Labels

Labels can be found anywhere and geared toward any demographic, even children.  One would be hard-pressed to find a better outlet to cater to a young audience than crayons.  Parents who want to give their children a head start in the science department may consider buying chemistry crayon labels.

Etsy user QueInteresante now sells labels that allow parents to rename crayons by chemicals and chemical reactions that share that color.  The labels seem to be an effective teaching tool because children are exposed to them regularly.

Crayon labels are a unique idea for parents looking to give their little “chemists” a head start.  They’re an easy lesson for children, who are able to play while they begin to retain knowledge of chemicals and chemical reactions.  Crayon labels demonstrate how multifaceted labels can be; they convey a wide variety of information to a wide audience.  They’re also proof that labels have the ability to transform mundane information into colorful fun!

To read the original story, and see more photos of chemistry crayon labels, go to  http://www.buzzfeed.com/babymantis/chemistry-crayon-labels-1opu

Healthy Food Labels

Great For You

Finding healthy options at the grocery store is getting easier!  Walmart recently announced that it will be labeling healthy foods with a green Great for You label.  The label will appear on the retailer’s Great Value brand as early as this spring.  The company also plans to allow other brands to use the label without paying a licensing fee.  Since the launch of Walmart’s healthier food initiative, it has promised to improve the nutritional quality of the food it sells.
The Great for You label is one of several steps Walmart has taken to promote healthier food, including; lowering the prices on fresh fruits and vegetables, working with national and private label products to reduce sodium, added sugar and trans fat in products it sells, working with suppliers to cut the costs of reduced-fat and fat-free items, and increasing charitable support for nutrition programs.
To learn more about the Great for You label criteria, go to http://walmartstores.com/nutrition/greatforyou.aspx