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Happy 50th Birthday Head Start!

Posted May 29, 2015 by Sharon Horton

Fifty years ago, in May of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood in the White House Rose Garden to announce the creation of Project Head Start, a federal program that would provide comprehensive early childhood education services to children facing poverty. Half a century later, I count myself among the millions of mothers whose lives [...]

Food Marketing Harms Kids. What Can Parents Do to Protect Their Children? #FoodFri #Tweetchat

Posted May 28, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Kids are bombarded by food marketing every single day. The food, beverage, and fast food industry spend almost 2 billion dollars a year marketing to our children. What can parents do to protect their children? Join us on Friday, May 29th from 1 pm to 2 pm Eastern for our #FoodFri tweetchat to chat [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Host a Screening of the Film Cafeteria Man!

Posted May 27, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Hosting a film screening is a great way to get together with friends, have some fun, see a great film, and talk about the issues that matter to you. It’s that easy. We’re sharing some helpful tips below, but feel free to “wing it” and hold a party that works best for you.  Information below: [...]

Posted Under: Food!

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum applauds Governor Cuomo's steps to strengthen nail salon worker protections

Posted May 26, 2015 by Miriam Yeung

Gov. Cuomo introduced two new pieces of legislation to increase the State’s ability to crack down on unsafe and exploitative working conditions in nail salons and expand access to licensing for nail salon workers, and announced new regulations addressing safety and wage and hour issues in nail salons. The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum [...]

Posted Under: environmental health

Covered Through a Parent's Plan? Your Prenatal Services are Covered

Posted May 26, 2015 by Dania Palanker

The Obama Administration gave expectant moms a belated mother’s day gift. Guidance issued recently clarifies that new insurance plans must cover preventive prenatal services without cost sharing for all dependents — including expectant mothers enrolled on a parent’s plan. This is great news for expectant mothers who discover once they are pregnant that they don’t have [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

#Radio This Week: Women Win, America Wins

Posted May 26, 2015 by Kristin

This week the radio show covers how powerful women are boosting our families and our economy. Check out our amazing guests! It's a can't-miss episode: *Special guests include: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; Monifa Bandele, MomsRising; Washington State Senator Pramila Jayapal; and Vivien Labaton, Make It Work. LISTEN: In the DC-area, on many stations across the nation, [...]

Posted Under: radio

I Know All About The ACA’s Breastfeeding Benefit, and I Couldn’t Get Services Covered

Posted May 26, 2015 by Anna Benyo

Last week, the National Women’s Law Center issued the third report in a series examining insurance plan compliance with the Affordable Care Act, State of Breastfeeding Coverage: Health Plan Violations of the Affordable Care Act. Previous reports on women’s health coverage and birth control coverage found extensive violations of the law. The third report examines insurance plan noncompliance with [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Good Food Force Update: Healthy school snacks, family garden tips and holiday recipe share

Posted May 26, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Happy Friday! We're sharing a juicy update on junk food fundraisers, and the latest installment in our "Year in the Family Garden" series. Please read and share, and have a great holiday weekend!      1. HOT LINE Latest on Healthy School Snacks in Ohio and Michigan  The Smart Snacks in School rule went into [...]

Posted Under: Food!