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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 »

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Providing after school care to at-risk youth not only benefits kids, but also the community coffers.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

Help us make some noise that will be heard all the way at the steps of the court!

Posted January 30, 2015 by Nina Perez

Raise your voice! Your voice isn’t being heard, yet.  In early March, the Supreme Court of the United States will review a case that threatens to eliminate financial assistance for health coverage in about 36 states as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A ruling against the ACA could increase the number of uninsured [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

School Food Advocacy 101

Posted January 30, 2015 by Bettina Siegel

Our kids spend most of their waking life at school, so the food they encounter there can have a real impact on their health.  If you're feeling concerned about some aspect of your child's school food environment - take action!    Here are some general tips for effective school food advocacy:   Keep your cool. [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Great news out of Jacksonville, Florida for children's health!

Posted January 30, 2015 by Nina Perez

Take Action Great news! Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and other city leaders are going the extra mile to make sure our kids have the health coverage they need! Jacksonville was recently awarded a grant through the National League of Cities to connect uninsured kids with low-cost KidCare and Medicaid coverage. With more than 17,000 uninsured children in Duval County [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

#FoodFri Tweetchat: What's In Your Fruit Snacks?

Posted January 29, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Looking for a healthy treat? Don't be deceived by claims of "fruit" in your snacks! Fruit snacks are everywhere: supermarkets, convenience stores, lunch boxes, cafeterias, vending machines... But the truth is these brightly colored processed foods tend to be all snack and no fruit. Join #FoodFri at 1pm, EST, on 1/30/2015, with @MomsRising and [...]

Posted Under: Food!
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