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T: TV We Choose & Other After-School Programs

Clear and independent universal television rating system that allows for choice in the home. Safe, educational opportunities for children after the school doors close.

Lucas's Story

"There were guitars and magic cards, talking, break dancing, listening to music, regular cards, just hanging out. There was always an adult teen director back there with you so things didn't get out of hand," recalls Lucas. Lucas lives with his mom and she has to work full-time to support them both. Before Lucas found the Boys and Girls Club, he was home alone until 6 PM or 7 PM every weeknight, and he'd been doing this since about the fifth grade. Studies show kids who go to formal after school programs watch less television, and have higher academic achievement as well as better social adjustment. More »

Did You Know?

Food and beverage advertisers alone spend between $10 billion and $12 billion per year advertising to kids.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

Advocates Oppose House Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

Posted April 29, 2016 by Lecia Imbery

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. Analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said the bill could increase food insecurity [...]

Appropriations Bills Move through Committees; Senate Bills Contain Money for Opioid Abuse, Lead Paint Hazards while House Bills Don’t

Posted April 29, 2016 by Lecia Imbery

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: the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) appropriations bills, the Energy-Water appropriations bill, the Military Construction-Veterans Affairs bill, and the [...]

Chocolate is Nice. Equality is Better!

Posted April 29, 2016 by Kristin

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 [...]

Food Dyes: Learn Which Are Important to Avoid at #FoodFri

Posted April 29, 2016 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat 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 with @MomsRising and @CSPI to [...]

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