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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?

The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that children see an average of 40,000 commercials per year.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

[Good Food Force] Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Healthy Salads & more

Posted March 4, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Greetings! This week we're talking about updating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, school wellness policies and more. Please read, share and stay awesome! Thank you!   1. HOT LINE Updating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans The Dietary Guidelines for Americans provide recommendations on diet, nutrition and health, and serve as the foundation for federal food-assistance [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Four Reasons to Garden with Kids!

Posted March 4, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Soon the cold, slushy days of winter will give way to spring. Meaning ... it's time to think about gardening! Whether you're gardening with a school, in a community plot, or at home, it's time to start planning.  Gardening has oh-so-many benefits for mind and body. It connects us to our environment and our food, [...]

Posted Under: Food!

MILLIONS could lose their health coverage because of one U.S. Supreme Court case

Posted March 3, 2015 by Nina Perez

Take Action Just as the rate of uninsured adults has reached an all-time low, this access to affordable healthcare is under threat again.  What’s the lowdown? Well, this week, the U.S. Supreme Court will review King v. Burwell, a case that threatens to eliminate the financial assistance for health coverage in about 36 states as part of the Affordable [...]

BLAST OFF for #PaidSickDays!

Posted March 3, 2015 by Sara Alcid

MOMentum for paid sick days is rocketing forward! Now 17 cities and 3 states across the United States have paid sick days laws on the books. And…drum roll please…on February 12th, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro introduced the Healthy Families Act, a nationwide paid sick days bill.    I'm still elated [...]

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