Saturday, July 12, 2003

Family Digest® Magazine Announces The Addition Of A KIDS' HEALTH Section Focused On The Nation's 9 Million Black Pre-Teens

Family Digest® Magazine Announces The Addition Of A KIDS' HEALTH Section Focused On The Nation's 9 Million Black Pre-Teens

Family Digest Magazine expands health section to include significant focus on African American children under 12. No other publication or media provides editorial focused on this segment that suffers disproportionately from many serious illnesses. KIDS' HEALTH Section is a result of heavy research among Black parents.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2007

Family Digest Magazine, Black America's #1 family and relationship magazine, announces the addition of a major KIDS' HEALTH section in every issue. The section will feature editorial focused on the physical and emotional health of African American children.

"With this addition to the magazine, Family Digest becomes the only publication to feature African American children-specific health editorial in every issue," said Family Digest Founder and CEO Darryl L. Mobley.

Susan Benjamin, Family Digest's Editor-In-Chief, added, "We conducted a significant amount of research among our readers and they told us that they wanted more information from Family Digest that they could use to help keep their children healthy, both physically and emotionally. This data, along with the high incidence of health challenges faced by Black children as compared to other segments of our society, led us to create this section within Family Digest specially designed to address the needs of the more than nine million African American kids 12 years of age and younger and their parents."

Black pre-teens suffer from a variety of health issues at a much higher level than the general population. Examples:

· Asthma is 26% more common among African-American children than among Caucasian children, and it accounts for more than four times as many deaths.
· 36 percent of Black kids age 6 to 11 are overweight. 20 percent are obese.
· Type 2 diabetes is predominant among African American youngsters.

Mobley added, "We feel an obligation to provide our audience of Black adults with positive information and resources that allow our children to thrive. This is totally in keeping with the mission we have had for 12 years: Smarter, Healthier, Happier Families and Relationships. Our enhanced multi-page KIDS' HEALTH section is a gathering place for Black Adults with kids twelve and under. This section's editorial is positive, informative and resource-focused. It is also an excellent environment in which our health advertisers can speak directly to our audience. In addition, we offer category exclusivity for advertisers within this high-interest section."

Subjects covered in the FD KIDS' HEALTH section include: asthma, healthy eating, depression, acne, puberty, childhood obesity, immunizations, allergies, skin care, exercise and fitness, common illnesses, learning disabilities, nutrition, child behavior, bed-wetting, major diseases, diabetes, child safety and substance abuse.

Family Digest readers nationwide can get free digital subscriptions for themselves, their friends and families by logging on to www. FreeFamilyDigest. com. Subscriptions are delivered via the internet and can be read online or offline.

About Family Digest®
Family Digest's mission is to help develop, "Smarter, Healthier, Happier Families & Relationships" by providing information to move families and relationships ahead. Wherever there are Black adults and families who wish to thrive, we have a platform and content. Family Digest Media Group properties include: Family Digest Magazine -- Black America's #1 family and relationship magazine. www. FamilyDigest. com; free subscriptions to Family Digest are offered at www. FreeFamilyDigest. com. THE FAMILY DIGEST SHOW with Darryl Mobley -- the only "How-To" TV show for smarter, happier healthier, families, relationships and kids (www. FamilyDigestShow. com); The Family Digest Club -- a membership-only club providing exclusive benefits for subscribers to Family Digest Magazine; HotMojo. com -- one of the web's largest domain name, website and web host sellers; The HISTORY'S MAGIC MOMENTS™ TV Show which gives viewers interesting and little-known facts about historic people, places, things and events; Family Digest REPORTS Radio Show -- the only "How-To" family, relationship, health & lifestyle radio show that reaches Black America's family gatekeepers; the One Minute Dad TV and Radio Show; the annual Family Digest® POWER OF FAMILY GET TOGETHER™ at Walt Disney World® Resort. www. FamilyDigestShow. com/Power/ (http://www. FamilyDigestShow. com/Power/); the Family Digest & Partners Family Health Kit; the Gospel Idol™ Contest; the BID WHIST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, the SPADES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ and various other properties.