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How is the state of our antibiotics in 2016?

January 15, 2016
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas Frieden lists among their greatest concerns for the coming year, “Find and stop outbreaks of drug-resistant organisms rapidly and protect antibiotics by greatly improving their rational use among both humans and feed animals."...
Anya Vanecek's picture

6 Ways to Resist Kid-Targeted Advertising (and Save the Planet!)

December 30, 2015
Research shows that the more people care about money, wealth, and possessions, the less they value protecting the environment. Materialistic values correlate negatively with how often adults and children engage in pro-environmental behaviors such as commuting by bike, reusing paper, buying...
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Choosing Nontoxic Holiday Gifts for Children

December 22, 2015
Last-minute holiday shopping for the kids in our lives can be stressful. We want to make sure we give them gifts that they’ll love and that are also good for them. Unfortunately, outdated toxics regulations don’t make it any easier on parents trying to find safe, nontoxic gifts that we can feel...
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Paring down Paris: What's it mean for families?

December 14, 2015
OK, so Julie and I didn’t actually storm the podium at the international climate change talks in Paris. But we are elated that a historic decision was reached there which lays the foundation for justice and hope for all of the world’s people. The Paris Agreement holds great promise for families in...
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A Special Match for #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2015
You gave thanks. You ate delicious food. You got deals. Now, it’s time to give back! Today is Giving Tuesday, a national day of celebrating and supporting the causes that matter most to us – like making the world a better, safer, more just place for women, moms and families. To mark this day,...
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What you need to know about #AntibioticResistance

November 16, 2015
This week, the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control and Prevention are recognizing World Antibiotic Awareness Week and 'Get Smart' on Antibiotics Week , respectively, in efforts to address a major and growing threat to public health: antibiotic resistant infections. These...
Anya Vanecek's picture

Limiting Unhealthy Ads in Schools is Key to Kids’ Health

October 15, 2015
When I was a kid, I didn’t know when companies were trying to sell me something. I’m not unique; most kids don’t understand the intent of advertising. But marketing for unhealthy items – sugary drinks, chips, candy, fast food – can get kids to beg their parents or caregivers for those treats. Then...
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What I Said At My Synagogue About MomsRising For Yom Kippur

September 25, 2015
As a long-time member of MomsRising.org in North Carolina and an active member of my local synagogue, I was humbled when our Rabbi invited me to share about our work as part of this year’s Yom Kippur service. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in Judaism, also known as the Day of Atonement...
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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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