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Your Guide to Antibiotic-free Lunchboxes

September 2, 2015
As kids return to school this September, discussions of school lunch nutrition leave me thinking that the best option, really, to ensure children receive healthy lunches is by packing them at home. A sandwich, some fruits and veggies, a healthy treat: that’s what I got in my lunch box way back when...
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Are you at a threshold, too?

August 25, 2015
Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to...
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Parents: Confused About Flame Retardant Chemicals in Children’s Products?

August 11, 2015
Leading baby products companies like Fisher Price say that they don’t want parents to be confused about toxic flame retardant chemicals that may be used in many children’s products. So why is Fisher Price refusing to give a straight answer to parents who ask about flame retardants in their products...
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Coca-Cola deal with Monster Energy bad for children

July 28, 2015
A recent deal between Coca-Cola and Monster Energy reinforces some common challenges that parents face every day: How do we protect our children from companies that spend so much time coming up with new ways to sell things to our children? How do we keep our children healthy when billions are spent...
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What's up with the 'DARK Act'?

July 27, 2015
There are two names for H.R. 1599 : The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 and the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act. There’s no doubt in my mind which is the more accurate. The proposed law would do nothing to make our food safer and would prevent families from getting more...
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My heart aches to see the struggle on Skid Row

July 17, 2015
By Michael Anderson The Housing Trust Fund Project team spent much of the last week of June in Los Angeles and stayed at a hotel directly adjacent to Skid Row. Each team member was profoundly impacted by the experience. If you have not been to Skid Row, it is hard to describe. There are so many...
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Fast-casual ways to protect your health

June 23, 2015
Across the country, consumers are standing up for public health by speaking out against the overuse of antibiotics in factory farming and as a result, the industry is changing. The following fast-casual restaurants have taken action to transition away from serving meat raised with antibiotics. By...
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New York passes groundbreaking nail salon legislation to protect rights and safety of workers, consumers

June 19, 2015
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum says bill protects nail salon workers from exploitation and “improves safety” in industry where lack of access to licensing has “driven down labor standards”
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National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum applauds Governor Cuomo's steps to strengthen nail salon worker protections

May 26, 2015
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...
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Dadvocacy!

May 26, 2015
It's a revelation that hits every parent at some point in the Goldfish-cracker and Cheerio years: I cannot protect her from everything. For me, it was in the bathroom of a Greek restaurant in Greenville, South Carolina, when she looked up at me from her toilet perch and began a conversation that...
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