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Invest in our littlest learners!
Families have a chance for affordable high-quality Pre-K with the Strong Start for America's Children Act. Ask your Senators to co-sponsor it today!

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“My husband and I found ourselves with a surprise pregnancy when our two children were 10 and 12."

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Let's Get Soda Out of Kids' Meals!
Tell Burger King and Wendy's that soda shouldn't be the default drink for kids

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Help get the word out about healthy school foods, junk food marketing to kids, and reducing childhood obesity.

Tell Nickelodeon to Stop Marketing Junk Food to Kids!
Parents need everyone, including schools, sports teams and children's media to help our kids make healthy food choices.

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Top 5 Ways to Get Your Kid Ready for Kindergarten (And Pre-K)

Posted July 31, 2014 by Mary E. Mannix

Walking at the park with my ten year old during the last week of July, we noticed one single leaf fall off a maple tree.  I have gotten used to the signs of Autumn arriving in stores within hours of a the school-closing ceremony each June. I turn my eyes away and stay living in [...]

Talking to Children about Weight

Posted July 30, 2014 by Howell Wechsler

A WebMD/Sanford Health survey found that parents of teens find it more difficult to talk about weight with their child than talking about sex, drugs, alcohol or smoking. For adults, talking with children about their weight can be made difficult by adults’ own issues with weight and conflicting messages about weight from the media or [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Detention: No Place for Children or Families

Posted July 30, 2014 by Wendy Cervantes

Over the past few weeks the stories of child refugees fleeing unspeakable violence in Central America, as well as their uncertain fate in the hands of U.S. policymakers, has been the focus of headlines around the country. What has been more difficult to follow is what is happening to the influx of refugee mothers who [...]

Posted Under: immigration

Are Texas Jails Safe for Pregnant Women? (Updated)

Posted July 30, 2014 by Rachel Roth

What’s going on in Texas? Jails in the state are endangering pregnant women and their fetuses, despite the state’s professed interest in “unborn babies.” In May, a woman named Nicole Guerrero filed a lawsuit against the Wichita County Jail for ignoring her when she was in labor. Locked alone in a cell, Nicole gave birth on a mat on [...]

Living on $7.25: A Challenge for Us All

Posted July 30, 2014 by Arun Ivatury

Last Thursday, July 24th, marked 5 years since the federal minimum wage was last increased, to $7.25 an hour. It has been stuck there ever since. To highlight just how difficult it is to live on $7.25 – around $15,000 a year for a full-time worker – a host of advocacy groups including Mom’s Rising [...]

Poised for progress on pesticides

Posted July 29, 2014 by Kristin Schafer

Well, it's about time. The invisible problem of pesticide drift is on the policy radar in ways it's never been before — with changes in the wings that could protect kids and communities in very real ways. From California to the Midwest to our nation's capital, drift is now a focus of public concern and [...]

Posted Under: environmental health Food!

Celebrating Seasonality and Strengthening Culture

Posted July 29, 2014 by Diana Donlon

  In his engrossing new book, The Third Plate, Dan Barber observes that our present food system is disconnected: It operates in silos: vegetables here, animals there, grains somewhere else – each component part separate from the others and unhitched to any kind of culture. This disconnection has resulted in vast monocultures in agriculture that create [...]

Posted Under: Food!

NFL is letting a player off the hook for assaulting his wife. Can you take a second to sign and share this petition?

Posted July 28, 2014 by Nita Chaudhary

People are outraged over the news that the NFL is letting a player off the hook for assaulting his wife. Can you take a second to sign and share this petition? Tell NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: Domestic violence is a serious crime, and abusers have no place in your league. Change your policies so that violent offenders [...]