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Childhood Obesity Rates Drop in 18 States and One U.S. Territory

Posted August 7th, 2013 by

A new report on obesity among preschool children enrolled in federal health and nutrition programs shows the nation is making important progress to reverse the epidemic. Among the places with declines, the U.S. Virgin Islands had the greatest decrease, from 13.6 percent in 2008 to 11 percent in 2011, and rates in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, [...]

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“Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago.” – Pres. Barack Obama

Posted July 24th, 2013 by and

In the wake of the collective sadness and disappointment across the country when George Zimmerman was allowed to walk away free after killing 17 year-old Trayvon Martin, our President spoke as a parent and shared this heartfelt statement: “When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son.”  ~ President Barack Obama As parents, we know how vulnerable our children can [...]

The Chicago Walk-out! Hear the stories of workers on the front lines

Posted April 25th, 2013 by

Yesterday, Chicago’s fast food and retail workers stood up and said ENOUGH! The corporations they work for are raking in huge profits, but they don’t pay their employees – mostly adults with families to support – enough to cover the most basic needs like food, rent, health care, and transportation. “Some months I have to [...]

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Supermoms vs. Superbugs! A Blog Carnival to Save Antibiotics

Posted April 12th, 2013 by is thrilled to team up with the Supermoms Against Superbugs campaign! As the mother of two young girls, it is extremely important to me that parents and physicians have as many tools as possible in our toolbox to help keep all children healthy and safe. That’s why when we heard about the dangers of [...]

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Black Children At Greater Risk for Health Problems Because of Obesity

Posted March 20th, 2013 by

African-American children suffer from obesity at a greater rate than any other group of children in the United States. There are many complex factors that contribute to this epidemic. But one factor, junk foods sold in schools, is being tackled by moms and dads nationwide. The USDA recently proposed nutritional guidelines on food sold in vending [...]

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Food Power Agenda

Posted February 27th, 2013 by

We can’t wait to see you this Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott Hotel, located at 333 Adams Street in downtown Brooklyn. We’ve got lots of great people coming out and all we need is YOU! Here is the Food Power agenda! Don’t forget to register – 10:30 – 11:00 – [...]

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Moms, Death Row and Maryland

Posted January 24th, 2013 by

Imagine if you were the mother of someone who was found innocent, by irrefutable new DNA evidence, after having been wrongly imprisoned and placed on death row for a crime he/she did not commit. For any mother, it would be horrifying. Shockingly, death sentences for innocent people are not rare. Nationally, 142 people condemned to [...]

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Talking Turkey on Junk Food in Schools

Posted November 23rd, 2012 by

Whatever your cultural or ethnic background, conversations inevitably turn to food this time of year.  Do you celebrate Thanksgiving or just “get together”? Do you eat meat and is it free-range? Are the vegetables organic? What is a healthy dessert? Gluten free? What about sugar? And then there is the ever-present concern; how will we all [...]

New York Babies Roll On City Hall

Posted October 11th, 2012 by

Last week, along with over a hundred New Yorkers rolled on City Hall for a stroller brigade in support of working parents and their children. In addition to our partners at A Better Balance, Community Service Society, Make the Road NY, Working Families NY, and ColorOfChange, moms and dads came from all over the [...]

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Reading, Writing, Math, Donuts?!

Posted August 15th, 2012 by

Summer break is coming to an end way too soon (or maybe not soon enough!). Kids will be going back to school to get a heavy dose of reading, writing, math, and (for many kids) junk food.  That’s right! Monday, the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine released a report by Bridging The Gap, which found [...]

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