As we move rapidly towards health care open enrollment starting October 1, it’s becoming increasingly important to look at how essential benefits will be offered by health plans through the state exchanges. Advocates in California recently learned first-hand that health plan decisions can be fluid, and that staying involved and engaged can make a difference [...]
As a nation, we have become accustomed to paying relatively little for our food as a percentage of overall income.[i] While this cheap food may on the face of it seem like a good thing, it actually comes at an alarming, and astronomical, cost. This is due to the fact that whenever you buy non-organic [...]
We are making progress on confirming the need for a Maryland pesticide use database! And so many of you helped us get here. The August meeting of the Maryland Pesticide and Information Act Workgroup, its second, focused on what we do and don’t know about pesticides. The workgroup, consisting of stakeholders on both sides, was [...]
You know that SC Johnson commercial that’s on 24/7 about how they they disclose all ingredients right down to fragrance? (Except that they don’t.) We spoofed it. Watch to get the real story!
Donna, a Seattle Seahawks season ticket holder, is “disgusted.” In her email to us, she wrote: “I would like to urge you to tell the National Football League (NFL) to reverse their decision not to share information about new health insurance options. The NFL promotes healthy living at their games and off the field—it makes [...]
There’s a saying in Maryland that to kill a bill, you send it to summer study. Well, last week the Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Workgroup met for the first time in Annapolis – and we’re here to make sure these summer students turn their homework in on time. Whether you are a mom from Maryland or Michigan, whether you have kids or once were a kid, getting more information about pesticides can only be good for our health. But if no one is paying attention this summer, we could lose again.
See you later sugary soda, chips, and candy! You see, you are once-in-a-while foods which have no place in schools where students can buy you every day. It is time to feed our kids the fuel they need to get through the school day, to support their physical health, and to teach them how to [...]
There’s a new toxics bill in town. A few weeks ago, a draft law emerged in the Senate to overhaul the dramatically outdated national rules that govern “industrial chemicals” — aka the thousands of impossible-to-pronounce ingredients in everyday products, from household cleaners to couches, water bottles to children’s toys. Major reform of these rules is [...]
The MomsRising healthcare team is getting excited that millions of families will soon have new health coverage options through their state health coverage marketplaces! We will be recruiting members (that’s you!) for a special team who will pledge to share information with their friends and family about what new health coverage options are available. First, [...]
Latino students are widely exposed to high-fat, high-sugar snacks and drinks sold in schools, but implementing stronger nutritional standards can yield healthier school snacks for this growing population at high risk of obesity, according to a new package of research materials released today by Salud America! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Research Network to [...]