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Outrage: BPA is in Canned Foods for Kids, Even Organic!

September 21, 2011
Toy Story. Disney Princesses. Dangerous toxic chemicals. One of these things is not like the others, right? Wrong. A new study by the Breast Cancer Fund shows that the dangerous toxic chemical BPA appears in a wide variety of canned foods specifically marketed towards kids like Campbell's Disney...
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How to Take BPA Off the Menu

September 13, 2011
Over 90% of Americans have detectable levels of bisphenol-A in their bodies, which makes BPA one of the most pervasive toxic chemicals in our modern lives . Scary stuff, considering that studies link BPA exposure to breast cancer, infertility, early onset puberty, ADHD, and obesity . You can reduce...
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How to Host a Green Beginning of Summer BBQ

September 6, 2011
Traditional canned BBQ fare and potentially hazardous grilled meat can make BBQs feel like a toxic minefield. Luckily, there are plenty of easy ways to keep all of your favorite foods while protecting your health. Marinate Your Meat: The process of grilling meat creates compounds called HCAs, which...
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Tips Tuesday: Makeover your lunch box staples

August 23, 2011
Picture it: Perfect stacks of crackers and sliced meats, portioned and packaged in plastic. Syrupy fruits in single serve cans. Plastic thermoses full of warm canned soup. And all of these goodies gathered into a shimmering, plastic lunch box. These are the bright back to school images of lunch...
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Let's tell Big Food to stop acting like spoiled kids--and stop inciting real kids to nag for junk food

August 17, 2011
As Big Food tantrums about guidelines for food marketing to children a new study links advertising to nagging for junk food
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Detox Your Dorm: Top 5 Non-Toxic Tips for Your College Freshman

August 9, 2011
When it comes to college shopping, it’s good to make solid, non-toxic choices at the beginning so that you don’t have to invest money every year in replacing items . Toxic confession: I had the same plates all four years of school. They were plastic. Why didn't I replace them? Spare cash was rare,...
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Worldwide wrestling?

July 19, 2011
When you are struggling to keep the kids entertained during the summer, worrying about whether you actually remembered to take the sandwich out of the refrigerator and put it in your child's lunch box this morning, or engaging in a Worldwide Wrestling match to reapply sun screen on your child, the...
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Tips Tuesday: Top 5 Tips for Healthier Fruits and Veggies

July 12, 2011
We all know the merits of choosing organic produce, and we all know that the big health benefits can also come with a big price tag. With a few simple steps, you can minimize chemicals on your non-organic produce, purchase cheaper organic items, and make sure that you’re making the most of your...
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TAKE ACTION NOW: Stop corporate junk food giants from targeting our kids!

July 12, 2011
Ever watch the commercials that come on during the shows your kids watch? Chances are you will see ads for sugary cereals, sugar-sweetened beverages and salty fast food. But let’s be honest: That’s probably not a big surprise to you. Food and beverage companies have been hawking unhealthy stuff to...
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Act Now: Only Two days Left to Have Your Voice Heard About Unhealthy Marketing to Children!

July 12, 2011
It’s time to save our kids! Food and beverage companies are targeting our kids with their advertising. And they’re not selling fruits and vegetables! They’re selling soda, fast food, candy and sugary cereals—all day and every day. As a parent, I know this is the wrong recipe for our kids’ health!...