Vermont Country Store survey reveals most popular classic candy and toys

first_imgVermont Country Store,A new survey conducted recently by Harris Interactive for The Vermont Country Store shows what classic toys and candy people remember most when they were young. Of the 2,104 adults age 18 or older who were surveyed online, more than a third (39%) responded that chocolate bars were their top candy choice when they were a child. Also, more than a quarter of the respondents (29%) noted that a doll or stuffed animal was their favorite childhood toy.‘In the current era of electronics and always wanting ‘the next best thing,’ it’s nice to travel back in time and remember when life was simpler and products were more memorable,’ said Cabot Orton, proprietor of The Vermont Country Store. ‘Toys and candy especially are the iconic childhood products that many people recall easily as adults. This survey gives us great insight into those products that make people feel nostalgic and reminiscent of their youth.’Some of the other favorite candies noted in The Vermont Country Store survey were lollipops or hard candy (10%), licorice (8%), and jelly beans (8%). Other top choices for toys were trains (9%) and building blocks (8%).The Vermont Country Store’s catalogue, website ( is external)) and retail locations (Weston and Rockingham, VT) are home to thousands of classic toys, candy and other products that transport customers back in time.About The Vermont Country StoreIn 1946, Vrest and Ellen Orton printed their first catalog’just 12 pages and 36 products’and mailed it to the folks on their Christmas card list. Sixty years later and promoting itself as Purveyors of The Practical and Hard to Find, The Vermont Country Store has become ‘Nostalgia Central’ and continues its catalog business, manages a thriving e-commerce Web site and operates two retail stores in Weston and Rockingham, Vermont. For more information, please visit is external).About the SurveyThis survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of The Vermont Country Store from November 18-22, 2010 among 2,104 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Lauren Howe at (401)-553-5106 or sends e-mail). Source: Vermont Country Store. MANCHESTER CENTER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 12.8.2010last_img read more

Too much screen time is biggest health concern for kids, parents say

first_imgThe Age 2 December 2015Worried parents have nominated excessive screen time as their biggest health fear for children, higher than drug use, asthma and cancer.The poll of 2000 adults by the Royal Children’s Hospital also found parents were six times more likely to be concerned about obesity in children other than their own.The survey asked people to rate 29 childhood health issues, including allergies, cancer and asthma.Dr Anthea Rhodes, director of the Australian Child Health Poll, said it was the first time people had been asked about their biggest health concerns for children.While the excessive use of electronic devices was expected to feature highly, Dr Rhodes said it was surprising to see lifestyle issues top the list. up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.Victorian parents rate screen time biggest health risk for teensHerald Sun 1 December 2015HOURS seated in front of the TV, iPads and computers is the biggest health concern facing Australian teenagers, according to a groundbreaking report by the Royal Children’s Hospital.An Australian-first poll of Victorian adults found their biggest health concerns for teenage children is screen time — ahead of their fears of drugs, bullying, child abuse and suicide.TOP TEN CHILD HEALTH PROBLEMS (as rated by percentage of respondents)1. Excessive screen time 58%2. Obesity 55%3. Not enough physical activity 54%4. Unhealthy diet 54%5. Bullying 53%6. Illegal drug use 50%7. Family and domestic violence 49%8. Internet safety 45%9. Child abuse and neglect 45%10. Suicide 41% read more

Best celebrates late Lions call-up

first_img On April 30 Best was devastated to have been omitted from the 37-man squad selected for the tour to Australia, experiencing the darkest moment of his career. But just as Best was coming to terms with another hammer blow in Saturday’s RaboDirect PRO12 final defeat by Leinster, news filtered through that Dylan Hartley had been sent off for abusing referee Wayne Barnes in the Aviva Premiership’s equivalent earlier that afternoon. An 11-week suspension was issued to Hartley and Best was immediately summoned by the Lions. He said: “When the initial squad was announced that was as low as I’ve felt. We were training at Ulster at the time and more and more people on our management were avoiding eye contact with me,” Press Association He added: “Nobody avoids you when it’s good news, so I had an idea from that. It was bitterly disappointing and on that Tuesday afternoon I allowed myself to dwell on it and think deeply about the whole thing. But we had a few very important games coming up so it’s a case of picking yourself up and dusting yourself down. “It was obviously disappointing to lose the RaboDirect PRO12 final to Leinster on Saturday but yesterday I got the call to come along and join the boys. You don’t like to dwell on other people’s misfortune, but I definitely feel for Dylan and it’s bitterly disappointing for him to miss out. That’s sport.” Best, who has been capped 67 times, had been appointed captain of Ireland’s tour to North America and was due to meet up with the squad at their Carton House training camp on Monday morning. But now that he is ready to embark on his debut Lions tour, only the Test number two jersey will do. “The Lions are something you dream of, an absolute honour to be here. I had to pull over on to the hard shoulder to make sure I didn’t veer off the road at that stage,” he said. “When you don’t make the initial squad you try to stay fit and always keep your phone by your side. When the call came through it was a number I didn’t recognise. I don’t normally answer those but for this I made an exception. It was great news. “Everyone’s here to play in the Test team and I’m no different. It will take a lot of hard work but it’s something I’m looking forward to.” center_img Rory Best reflected on the fluctuating fortunes of professional sport as he prepared to join the British and Irish Lions’ flight to Hong Kong on Monday nightlast_img read more