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26 Inspiring Victories YOU Made Possible in 2014!
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Restaurant Kids' Meals, Food Marketing and YOU!

Posted January 23, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat With more and more families eating out, children are getting about 25% of their alloted calories from fast-food chains and restaurants. Given the role that they play, parents are seeking healthier kids' meal options.  It's critical in the fight against childhood obesity. Join #FoodFri on Friday, January 23, 2015, as @MomsRising chats with @CSPI [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Open letter, closed door in breastmilk bank controversy

Posted January 23, 2015 by Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka

For-profit corporation Medolac has announced the cessation of their plans to launch a Mothers Milk Co-op in Detroit, Michigan in response to breastfeeding activists’ demands for public accountability. As a Clinton Global Initiative to increase breastfeeding and economic empowerment in Detroit, Medolac announced its plans to establish a Mothers Milk Coop. Under its plan, the [...]

What does the employer mandate dispute have to do with moms?

Posted January 23, 2015 by Nina Perez

A lot. A 2013 Pew Research study found that nearly half of all moms polled said, “that their ideal situation would be to work part time.” This shouldn’t come as a surprise. When you add a 40-hour workweek to the demands of being a primary caregiver, the dual (triple? quadruple?) roles can leave you exhausted. [...]

The Family and Medical Leave Act: Making the Most of Your Protections

Posted January 22, 2015 by R. Scott Oswald

This February marks the twenty-second anniversary of President Clinton signing into law the Family and Medical Leave Act.  More widely recognized by its abbreviation, the FMLA provides a bevy of protections to employees who are – or have family members who are – suffering from an illness.  Perhaps most importantly, the FMLA provides that, over [...]

Posted Under: paid family leave

What parents can do to support a healthy school day!

Posted January 21, 2015 by Karen Showalter

  Exciting news! The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently updated the nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. The National School Lunch Program provides meals to tens of millions of children each day, accounting for a significant portion of students’ recommended daily calorie needs. [1] In exchange for participating in the [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Mud Run for Kids, Brain Breaks, and More: Vote and Win a Prize!

Posted January 21, 2015 by Amelie Ramirez

ContestHealthy kids need to move it, move it. That’s why Salud America! is presenting six new #SaludHeroes who helped give Latino kids more physical activity. WATCH and VOTE for your favorite play-promoting #SaludHeroes by Jan. 27, 2015, and be entered in a random drawing to win a FREE T-shirt and jump rope! #SaludHeroes are: Mud [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Your First Four Years in Pennsylvania Can Change Lives

Posted January 20, 2015 by Mary E. Mannix

I have spent the past year visiting and advocating for high quality pre-k classrooms in Pennsylvania. In the Fall as election day neared, I would ask the children what they thought it meant to be a "Governor of Pennsylvania". The conversations were so engaging I kept using the question as a conversation starter well after [...]

BINGO anyone? Play During the State of the Union!

Posted January 20, 2015 by Kristin

Play BINGO!Popcorn, BINGO, and politics all from the comfort of your living room!  Want in? This Tuesday night (tomorrow night!) at 9pm ET / 6pm PT President Barack Obama will be giving the 2015 State of the Union. In order to make watching fun, we've created a BINGO card to help you track whether or not the issues of greatest concern to [...]