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 [...]
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.
"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 »
MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]