Monthly Archives: January 2012

Rethinking Orinda Schools

Rethinking Orinda Schools Welcome to today’s Healthy Orinda Children blog. This site is dedicated to promoting children’s health in the Orinda area.

Unless you have been living in a cave for the last 20 years, you have heard about the obesity epidemic among U.S. children.

There are many worthwhile programs in the Orinda community that promote healthy eating habits and increased exercise for our youngest residents. I came across an interesting article last week that focused on how the design of schools can affect children’s health in general and obesity rates in particular.

‘Many schools were planned without thought given to how students can safely walk or ride their bikes to school. Playgrounds have been cut from budgets. An overemphasis on competitive sports has created a disproportionate amount of funding going to a select group of high profile sports, while minimizing the opportunities for the majority of students who desperately need exercise.’ Joel K. Sims, AIA, “Designing Schools To Fight Childhood Obesity,” School Designer, May 2007,, accessed on May 16, 2011

Here are some suggestions for making schools fitness-friendly:

  • Incorporate features of professional health clubs
  • Partner with community fitness centers to create multi-use facilities
  • Combine electronic entertainment and exercise
  • Incorporate movement into lesson plans

As we plan for new and renovated Orinda schools, let’s take our children’s fitness into consideration. As Orinda parents and educators, we can also promote lesson plans that incorporate movement. I also believe we need to look at how our tax dollars are spent. Do competitive sports programs in California receive more than their fair share of available funds? Could we better use this money to provide exercise opportunities for all Orinda children?

I encourage you to raise awareness of these issues in your California city. The only thing that will spur change is if parents, educators, and government leaders work together to lower the obesity rates in our California communities.

Derrick Winkel

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Earn Cash Selling Xocai XoBiotic Squares In Orinda And Online

Earn Cash Selling Xocai XoBiotic Squares In Orinda And Online

Starting your own business in the Alameda area can be overwhelming. You need a product that will sell, a marketing plan, and a significant amount of start-up money. But many entrepreneurs in Canyon, Alameda, and Albany want the freedom of working from home without a huge investment of time and money.

If you are one of these Alameda entrepreneurs, then you should learn more about selling Xocai XoBiotic Squares with the Winner’s Circle International team. This Orinda direct sales opportunity is an online business that allows you to work from home. And since we are a turnkey business, we supply you with a best-selling product, a marketing system, and comprehensive training. All you need to add is your creativity and determination!

I’m Derrick Winkel and I have been earning residual income with Winner’s Circle International since 2010. I love selling a quality product to Orinda customers.

Members of my Alameda team love the flexibility of working from home, and they are amazed at how much extra cash they can earn in their spare time. If you have any questions about this home business opportunity with Winner’s Circle International, call me today at 801.437.5984. I would love to help you start your Alameda home business today!

Derrick Winkel
Winner’s Circle International

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The Ideal Alameda Entrepreneur?

The Ideal Alameda Entrepreneur?

Are you a new network marketer in Orinda? I am a veteran Direct Marketer based in Alameda, California. I believe any determined Alameda entrepreneur can be successful if they learn what will help them grow their home businesses in California.

Knowledge is critical. Obviously, it is important to learn about your product or service. I sell Xocai XoBiotic Squares on the online marketplace and at local Alameda Xocai XoBiotic Squares events.

The reason I started my own Xocai XoBiotic Squares business was because I am passionate about our products. Before I even processed my first Xocai XoBiotic Squares order, I could easily outline all the product specifics and explain in detail the Xocai XoBiotic Squares supplemental income opportunity.

With sales experience, a comprehensive knowledge of Xocai XoBiotic Squares features, and the unique compensation plan, I thought I knew everything I needed to build my Alameda sales network. What I didn’t realize is that I needed to shift the focus away from myself and my Alameda business. I needed to learn about my California customer. I had no idea who my perfect prospect was.

I decided to create a profile of the ideal Xocai XoBiotic Squares team member. Soon I was able to recognize which prospects would choose the Alameda home business opportunity and those who were simply Orinda Direct Marketing junkies. I recommend that new Orinda direct sellers do what I did and develop a profile of their perfect team member.

Where does this person live? How old is this person? What are his/her values? What kind of work background does he/she have? What hobbies do they enjoy? What are their career goals?

Creating a profile of your target prospect helps you focus your sales and recruiting efforts.

I have mentored hundreds of successful Orinda Xocai XoBiotic Squares entrepreneurs. If you would like more information about building a Xocai XoBiotic Squares residual income business, contact me at or 801.437.5984. I have developed many tools of the trade and I look forward to sharing them with you.

I love the xocai healthy chocolate!
Antioxidant Cacao Advocate Derrick Winkel
Alameda, California zip code 94501 801.437.5984

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You Can Be A Alameda Business Owner!

Alameda online business Today I want to talk to Alameda entrepreneurs who want to start a small business but must keep their regular job while they get rolling. The first thing I want to tell you is that you can do it! With the right business, it is possible to make the transition.

The main obstacles to starting your own Alameda home business are lack of time, money, and expertise. The Xocai XoBiotic Squares MLM addresses all of these.

Money: The start-up cost for a Xocai XoBiotic Squares home business is very affordable. Call me today at 801.437.5984 for the current low price and fast-start incentives.

Time: A flexible business like the Xocai XoBiotic Squares MLM can be adapted to fit your Alameda work schedule, whether you work 9-5 or shifts.

Can you find an hour a day? Five hours a week? You don’t need to work 24/7 to get a Xocai XoBiotic Squares online business going. Remember, the time you invest now will free up time in the future when you have residual checks coming in.

Expertise: If you are worried that you don’t have the skills or training to operate a Xocai XoBiotic Squares home business, relax. The only thing you need is determination and a belief in Xocai XoBiotic Squares. I will guide you as you build your network.

I am Antioxidant Cacao Advocate Derrick Winkel. If I can make money selling Xocai XoBiotic Squares, you can too! For more information, contact me today at 801.437.5984 or

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Tell Your Home Business Success Story In Alameda

Tell Your Home Business Success Story In Alameda If you are a Alameda home based business owner, you have a story. Perhaps you don’t think your story is very interesting, but I bet others would. Especially other Alameda folks who would like to own their own Alameda Xobiotic Squares Direct Sales or internet business.

Your personal story can be used as a case study in your marketing materials. Think of the memorable personal stories that could be drawn from the lives of these famous entrepreneurs:

Walt Disney (Started an empire with a vision and a small loan.)
Martha Stewart (Made DIY home decorating chic and rebounded after legal troubles.)
Warren Buffet (Where do I start?)

In addition to using experiences from your own life as a direct marketer in Alameda, you can use stories about how your products, services, or financial opportunity has affected one of your customers or team members.

If no interesting stories immediately come to mind, don’t dismiss this effective marketing tool. Just keep it in mind as you go about your business in the next few weeks.

As you interact with your home business customers and people in your Alameda network, something might pique your interest. Jot it down for future development.

If you observe your business interactions from a storyteller’s perspective, the marketing possibilities will jump out at you.

How has my experience as a Xobiotic Squares network marketer in Alameda dramatically improved my life? Email me today and I’ll tell you all about it. -See ya

Derrick Winkel
Alameda, California 94501 801.437.5984

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Is My California Baby Ready For Solids?

Is My California Baby Ready For Solids?

Although Canyon pediatricians generally recommend starting infants on solid foods when they are around six months of age, there are important developmental milestones that must be reached before your baby can take this step.

Even if an infant’s digestive system is ready for solid food, the baby must be able to safely swallow it. A baby should be able to sit with assistance but hold his or head up on their own. Without head and neck control, eating solids is difficult and dangerous. Many Canyon pediatricians also advise parents to wait until an infant shows interest in what other family members are eating.

If you are unsure if your infant is ready for solid food, check with your Canyon pediatrician. Remember that for the first year your baby’s nutrition will still come primarily from breast milk or formula.

My name is Derrick Winkel. I am an advocate for children’s health and nutrition in Canyon. I also sell Xobiotic Squares, a nutritional powerhouse. For more information on Xobiotic Squares, call me today at 801.437.5984.

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Alameda Home Business: Earn Cash In Your Spare Time

Alameda Home Business: Earn Cash In Your Spare Time

You can earn extra cash in your spare time, even if you have very little spare time. I am Derrick Winkel. I started my Xocai XoBiotic Squares business in September, 2010. I work in the communities of Canyon, Alameda, and Albany selling Xocai XoBiotic Squares.

A quality product that provides value for Orinda people is the key to a successful home business. If you want to supplement your income in Alameda, I recommend Xocai XoBiotic Squares.

Whether you are a 9-to-5er, Orinda shift worker, or independent Canyon contractor, the Xocai XoBiotic Squares business works with your busy life.

Running my Alameda home business is not stressful. Processing Xocai XoBiotic Squares orders is actually a nice change from my day job.

If you would like more information about the Orinda Xocai XoBiotic Squares direct selling opportunity, let’s get together and discuss it. You can email me at or call me at 801.437.5984.

Thanks for visiting my Alameda home based business blog. If you want to join my team, call me right away! See ya

Antioxidant Cacao Advocate Derrick Winkel
Xobiotic Squares Xocai XoBiotic Squares

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Welcome To My Healthy Alameda Kids Blog!

Welcome To My Healthy Alameda Kids Blog!

Hello Alameda parents and kids. Welcome to my ‘Healthy Alameda Kids‘ blog. I am passionate about children’s health. I want my children and your children to develop healthy habits while they are young. I hope we can help the youth of today reverse negative health trends and grow up healthier than their parents’ generation.

In our lifetimes we have learned so much about how nutrition, environmental factors, and daily habits influence our health and well-being here in California. Let’s help our Canyon and Alameda children avoid the chronic conditions that plague the baby boomer generation. That is my goal and I hope this blog will play a part in improving health for Alameda children and their counterparts everywhere. My ‘Healthy Alameda Kids’ blog will post timely information about a broad range of children’s health-related topics.

  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Exercise and Recreation
  • Healthy Sleep Habits
  • Cancer Risks
  • Mental Health
  • Environmental Factors
  • Alternative and Holistic Healthcare

Healthy habits start at home. I encourage you to examine your own lifestyle and identify areas that you could improve. By setting good examples for our Orinda children we will enjoy better health ourselves and perhaps even add some extra years.

Thanks for reading! I hope you will check back often as I plan to post new articles regularly. Here’s to your Alameda family’s healthy future!

Antioxidant Cacao Advocate Derrick Winkel
Alameda, California 94501
Xobiotic Squares
Xocai XoBiotic Squares

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What Makes You Happy?

Alameda Healthy Chocolate What makes you happy?

One of my Alameda neighbors says ‘my family‘. My closest friend predictably said “friends“. A Albany business associate insists ‘money‘. Almost everyone I know says ‘chocolate‘ never fails to bring a smile to their face. A friend who lives in Orinda answered ‘love‘. A Alameda Facebook friend believes that happiness is not possible without freedom. A Alameda humanitarian says that he always feels better when he is helping people.

I am Antioxidant Cacao Advocate Derrick Winkel of Alameda, California. Working as an independent Orinda Xocai distributor makes me very happy. And guess what? The reasons are the same! The flexibility of owning a network marketing business gives me the freedom to spend time with those I love – my family and friends. I enjoy helping people improve their health and make money by sharing Xocai. And, of course, I love eating Xocai healthy chocolate!

There’s more; Chocolate literally elevates my mood because it triggers the release of endorphins, the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters.

Do you need a mood booster? Xocai chocolate may be your ticket to happiness. I would be happy to tell you more (sorry, I couldn’t resist). I can be reached at 801.437.5984 and

Here’s wishing you a very happy day!

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