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Talking Turkey on Junk Food in Schools

(5) Comments | Posted November 22, 2012 | 8:02 AM

Whatever your cultural or ethnic background, conversations inevitably turn to food this time of year. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving or just "get together"? Do you eat meat and is it free-range? Are the vegetables organic? What is a healthy dessert? Gluten free? What about sugar? And then there is the...

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Black Children At Greater Risk for Health Problems Because Of Obesity - #NoMoreJunk

(9) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 11:56 AM

African-American children suffer from obesity at a greater rate than any other group of children in the United States. There are many complex factors that contribute to this epidemic. But one factor, junk foods sold in schools, is being tackled by moms and dads nationwide. The USDA may...

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Children Occupy Wall Street: It's About Sharing. They Get It! Why Doesn't Everyone?

(25) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 2:50 PM

With no school on Columbus Day in New York City, organizers of #OccupyWallStreet (OWS) put out a call for children to join them in lower Manhattan for an OWS Children's Assembly.2011-10-13-MonifaPic12.jpg

My kids and several of their friends attended, and worked their...

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