Tag Archives: Children

Kids Growing up to Be Soldiers? NOT!

Slightly off-subject for us, but troubling news: Whether you are pro or anti-military, the simple fact is that most young adults in the U.S. cannot qualify for military service, and one major reason lies with our troubled educational system. USA … Continue reading

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Share Our Strength’s Bill Shore & Jeff Bridges Speak Out

Share our Strength founder Bill Shore and national “No Kid Hungry” spokesman Jeff Bridges this past weekend co-authored an Op-Ed in the Washington Post that describes why the time is now to end childhood hunger in America. It’s worth repeating … Continue reading

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Fast-Food Chains Market Unhealthy Meal Options To Youth-We’re Shocked!

Direct from the “stating the obvious” department, the information is still frightening: The average preschooler sees almost three fast-food restaurant ads a day and is rarely offered a healthy meal option, a new study from Yale’s Rudd Center for Food … Continue reading

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Recession Officially “Over,” But Use Of Food Stamps Stays @ Record High

Record numbers of Americans now receive SNAP/Food Stamps, more than a year after the recession has been officially deemed over. Job layoffs and reduced family incomes have driven more and more households to apply for the benefit, while the economic … Continue reading

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“Lights on Afterschool” Raises Awareness

More than 1 million Americans  celebrated the 11th annual Lights On Afterschool on October 21, 2010. A project of the Afterschool Alliance, the event is designed to call attention to the afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn … Continue reading

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October 1st CQ Researcher

Purportedly focusing on the issue of “Preventing Obesity,” the October 1, 2010 CQ Researcher, published by CQ Press, is out and it is an amazing resource that fuels a much broader discussion of the role of food in our society. Here’s just … Continue reading

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All Children Deserve Access To Nutritious Food!

via Florida Impact on Twitter: All Children deserve access to nutritious food! Pass H.R. 5504. NO cuts to SNAP. Sign the Florida Paper Plate Campaign. http://ht.ly/2LWZS

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Florida Insurers Stop Writing ‘Child-Only’ Health Policies

The Palm Beach Post reports that most of Florida’s major health insurers have stopped writing new “child-only” insurance policies – some pulling out of the market just days before the health-care overhaul requires insurers to provide full coverage to kids with … Continue reading

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End Child Hunger, One Meal At A Time …

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Representatives from 18 Countries Call for Global Support of School Feeding Programs

Representatives from 18 Countries Call for Global Support of School Feeding Programs http://www.gcnf.org/news/representatives-from-18-countries-call-for-global-support-of-school-feeding-programs/Shared via Pulse  Sent from my iPad

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