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Healthy Food for Healthy Children in North Carolina

05/02/16
This post originally appeared on NC Child . North Carolina is in the midst of a childhood health crisis. Children across the state are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and other chronic diseases because they lack access to healthy, nutritious food. Families want...
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Fact of the Week: Number of Children Benefiting from Federal Low-income Child Care Program at 16 Year Low

05/02/16
The number of children receiving child care funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) fell to a 16-year low, according the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP ). The CCDBG is the primary source of federal funding for helping low-income families pay for child care, with half...
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Chocolate is Nice. Equality is Better!

04/29/16
Mother’s Day was founded with a simple and beautiful wish – to honor the person who has done more for us than anyone in the world. At MomsRising, we do more than honor moms. We empower them – every day, all year long. We unite moms to win protections from gun violence, win access to lifesaving...
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Food Dyes: Learn Which Are Important to Avoid at #FoodFri

04/29/16
Food dyes are unnecessary ingredients that are added to improve the look of foods. Although most food additives are safe, there are many that have negative health effects or trigger adverse reactions, such as hyperactivity, in sensitive kids. Join #FoodFri at 1pm EST / 10am PSTon April 29, 2016...
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Advocates Oppose House Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

04/29/16
Anti-hunger advocates reacted strongly in opposition to a House Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill introduced last Wednesday, April 20. A statement from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) said the bill would roll back years of progress, leaving countless children without access to nutritious meals.
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Appropriations Bills Move through Committees; Senate Bills Contain Money for Opioid Abuse, Lead Paint Hazards while House Bills Don’t

04/29/16
The lack of a Congressional budget resolution hasn’t stopped the Senate from moving forward with work on FY17 spending bills. So far, the Senate Appropriations Committee has cleared four of the 12 spending bills needed to fund the government.
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'We can't fix poverty without fixing housing'

04/28/16
It all began with a snowball. Arleen’s 14-year-old son Jori and his cousin were throwing snowballs at passing cars. One driver took umbrage, slamming his brakes, chasing Jori into the family’s apartment and kicking down the front door. When Arleen’s landlord found out about the property damage,...
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Safer Water, in Flint and Beyond

04/28/16
Last month, Congress asked Center for Environmental Health (CEH) Executive Director Michael Green to testify at a briefing in Washington, DC on the Flint water crisis. CEH has nearly 20 years of work in protecting children from lead poisoning threats, and Michael emphasized that solutions need to...
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Free webinar on pregnancy, family leave, & breastfeeding!

04/28/16
“I’m pregnant and my doctor says I should try to drink more water during the day, but my boss says I can’t have a water bottle at my check out lane. Is that legal?” “How much time away from work after my baby is born am I allowed to take without losing my job?”“I had my baby a four weeks ago and I’...
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Michigan Moms: Come to a screening of Katie Couric’s new film about guns!

04/27/16
The week of May 9th, MomsRising will be hosting free screenings of Katie Couric's new film Under the Gun across Michigan. Will you join us?
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