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Oral-B Launches Free Kids Oral Care App Featuring Disney and Marvel Animated Characters

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Health care brand Oral-B has created The Disney Magic Timer App for kids that incorporates Disney and Marvel animated characters to get them to brush their teeth longer.

Encouraging kids to brush their teeth for the right amount of time is key in promoting good oral health, and this interactive app challenges kids to complete two minutes of brushing.

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The Disney Blog: Status Update

Last month I wrote that posting on The Disney Blog would be sparse while I recovered from open heart surgery to correct a congenital defect. I admit, I did not intend for posting to be this sparse. However, I felt it was important to focus… Read More »The Disney Blog: Status Update

Update from The Disney Blogger

I owe the community of Disney fans that call The Disney Blog home a huge thanks. I couldn’t do this without you. Owning the blog has allowed me many opportunities I wouldn’t otherwise have received, including the chance to become friends with some amazing people.… Read More »Update from The Disney Blogger

Health & Wellness Chief at Walt Disney World Wins Award

When you have a cast of 60,000 employees managing their care and well-being can be quite a challenge. This is one area where Disney has been known to excel. From Health & Wellness centers on property to safety and risk management programs, Disney Parks is a known leader. Finally getting some recognition for that is Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chief Medical Officer Pamela Hymel, M.D. who was named the 2011 recipient of Global Leadership in Corporate Health Award, recognizing her career as a proponent of workplace health and wellness in leading U.S. companies.

At Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Dr. Hymel is responsible for integrating a segment-wide health and wellness strategy for Disney’s parks and resorts which includes Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Lines and Disney Vacation Clubs. She is also responsible for implementing a segment-wide electronic medical record, with integration into risk management, safety and HRIS systems as well as developing standardized practices and processes with a focus on improved efficiency, outcomes and cost effectiveness.

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Disney Healthy Living Program Aims to Help Families Make Better Choices

Do you remember the first time you saw a Disney branded consumer good. It was probably Donald Duck Orange Juice. A fun way to get kids to eat a little more nutritiously. Disney knows that getting kids to become animated about healthy lifestyle habits is not always easy. To help,Disney Consumer Products (DCP) has announced a new program to equip parents and busy families with the tools they need to incorporate more of these habits into a busy schedule.

Through a series of weekly challenges over the course of 12 weeks, D-Lightful Living: Animate Your Daily Routine will give parents tips inspired by fun Disney-branded products on how to help motivate their families to make simple and easy changes like eating more fruits and vegetables, improving oral care habits and preparing for cold and flu season. Hosted on DCP’s official Facebook page known as Disney Living, each week DCP will feature a video challenge from the “Go-To Mom,” Kimberley Clayton Blaine — a mom blogger, child development expert and licensed child therapist. She will showcase simple tips and product suggestions to help other parents guide their kids toward a healthier lifestyle using products that feature their favorite Disney characters. The program will run weekly through the end of November.

“Encouraging children to incorporate health-minded changes, even small ones, into their daily routines is often frustrating for parents,” said Blaine, a mom of two boys. “With help and inspiration from Disney-branded products that feature some of kids’ favorite characters, moms and dads can inspire healthier habits that feel like fun and not a task.

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Disney Starlette System Raising Health Concerns

Demi Lovato & Selena Gomez are two recent products of the Disney Channel’s production line that generates young stars for public consumption across multiple platforms. A recent article in Celebrity Health & Fitness questions if that Disney Channel Teen machine is good for the health… Read More »Disney Starlette System Raising Health Concerns

Disney’s Contemporary Resort adding Health and Wellness Floor

Beginning November 2011 Disney’s Contemporary Resort will give guests yet another option to customize their dream vacations with Walt Disney World’s first health and wellness suites, combining the magic and fun of Disney theme parks with healthy and relaxing amenities at the deluxe resort.

This seems like the perfect fit for the Contemporary and will fit in well with the already modern room designs and amenities available to patrons. They will be replacing just the 14th floor, so it’s not a huge portion of the hotel given over to this concept, but it could be expanded later if it becomes popular.

Check below the jump for an interesting interview with a Disney representative who provides many more details about the new concept:

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