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Nancy Chuda
Nancy Gould Chuda is co-founder of the Colette Chuda Environmental Fund, and co-founder and President Emeritus of Healthy Child Healthy World formerly (CHEC). Both of these organizations were established to honor the Chuda's only child, Colette, who died in 1991 at the age of 5 of a rare, non-genetic form of childhood cancer. (See Our Story on HCHW's website:

She is also co-founder of which is an online magazine, a resource hub and a community of experts and citizen advocates that help each other learn how to navigate through the Green (R)evolution to attain vibrant inner and collective health.

Ms. Chuda has been active in environmental health awareness and reform for over two decades:as a broadcast journalist for three national broadcast networks, a full-time activist with Mothers and Others in Los Angeles, and in her present leadership roles in HCHW and CCEF.

In 1989, as a reporter of ABC broadcasting's "The Home Show" she was one of a few reporters in the nation to do an in-depth story on "Intolerable Risks, Pesticides in Our Children's Food," the first study of its kind by The Natural Resources Defense Council. A related story on the toxicity of Alar, in which she interviewed Meryl Streep and Wendy Gordon Rockefeller,the chairs of "Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet," heightened Ms. Chuda's concern about children's health and the environment and revealed to her the need for yet more in-depth reporting on children's health issues.

In 1990 she co-produced a national variety television special for ABC: "An Evening with Friends for the Environment," which starred Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, Cher, Robin Williams, Olivia Newton-John and Lily Tomlin.
Since the founding of HCHW, Ms. Chuda has become well known in legislative and professional forums on environmental risk reduction and reform. She serves as an associate of the Director's Council of Public Representatives of the National Institutes of Health(NIH) and was appointed by Health and Human Services Secretary, Donna Shalala to serve as a member of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council for the National Institutes of Environmental Health Science(NIEHS). Upon completion of her three-year term in 1999, Ms. Chuda was asked to serve an additional year. She is also on the Board of Directors of Beyond Pesticides/National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides.

Her dedication to children's environmental health protections continues to be respected and recognized not only nationally, but also prominently in her home state of California. In 1996 she received the California League of Conservation Voter's "Environmental Leadership Award." Most recently Ms. Chuda and her husband, James, were the recipients of "The Healthy Schools Heroes Award," by the Californians for Pesticide Reform for their legislative efforts in securing The Healthy Schools Act 2000, signed into law in September, 2000

Impassioned, articulate, and charming, Ms. Chuda projects well in all media formats and provides an outstanding and engaging interview opportunity on HCHW's Environmental Childproofing Campaign and the environmental health concerns and related toxic risks to children.

Entries by Nancy Chuda

Sue Turner Cray's One-Woman Manchester Girl is My Fabulous Fair Lady

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2013 | 10:37 PM

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World

Heading for Broadway!

Cover art Manchester Girl


Santa Ynez California Studio D. Where's that you ask?

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Olivia Newton-John Walks Heart to Heart for Health and Wellness

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 9:40 AM

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World

Melbourne Australia

We may not be winning the war against cancer but we have won warriors to provide hope. Olivia Newton-John lives life as a "thriver" and leads the...

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A Streetcar Named Inspire: Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine Goes South

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 7:46 AM

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World

Woody Allen wrote and directed Blue Jamine Woody Allen wrote and directed Blue Jasmine

Oh! How I miss the "eggs!"


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Jeff Bridges Delivers Down-home Country at the Maverick Saloon

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 8:15 PM

What matters most to Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges? Hunger. He wants to put an end to it. And he knows his facts.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports:

16.7 million children -- nearly one in four -- live in households that do not have access...
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Roblar Winery's Posh Private Affair

(2) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 5:23 PM

Most wineries have a familiar expression. "We are putting the finishing touches on newly harvested wines in barrel and tending to our cover crops which are planted between the grape rows."

Roblar Winery is serious about two things; the method in which they...

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A Tribute to Nora Ephron: Why I Don't Feel Bad About My Neck

(1) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 1:04 PM

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Health World

Getting older. It’s not easy.

Recently, I heard a marvelous interview with the late...

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Irresponsible Care: National Children's Study Faces changes That May Put Children's Health at Greater Risk

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 2:04 PM

In 2000, many children's health advocates applauded Congress's decision to direct the NIH to study "the effects of both chronic and intermittent exposures on child health and human development." Law-makers specified that the exposures should be biological, chemical, physical and psychosocial, and that the study should address health disparities and...

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'What Would the World Be to Us, If the Children Were No More': Cancer Kills and So Do Chemicals

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 9:01 AM

2012-05-16-coletteHCHW201x300.jpgHealthy Child Healthy World was founded in memory of Colette Chuda 1986-1991

Prevention through education is worth more than cure

In 1991, two months after we lost our only child, Colette, age 5, to a cancer, we later proved...

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Food Fit for a Healthier Life: Olivia Newton-John's New Cookbook 'Livwise' Guarantees You Will Achieve It

(3) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 12:18 PM

In July, Olivia will celebrate a long-awaited dream in Melbourne, Australia: the opening of a world-class Cancer & Wellness Centre dedicated to providing the very best in medical care and treatment, combined with global research programs for new treatments to help stop cancer from destroying the lives of so many...

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Fire And Ice: Jim Whittaker, 83, Revisits Everest And Shares Memories From Beyond

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 5:00 PM

“If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.”

Jim Whittaker, phot0 credit: Dianne Whittaker

Next year marks the 5oth anniversary of the first...

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Dr. Harvey Karp's Healthy and Natural Technique to Calm Crying Babies Saves Lives

(1) Comments | Posted April 16, 2012 | 4:16 PM

The renowned pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp calms and soothes using his 5S's method

How many parents are sleepless in America?

Did you know that Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) can lead to...

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Google Knows We Just Need Those Eggs!

(1) Comments | Posted April 16, 2012 | 11:25 AM

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World

Her name was Chick

Saying goodbye to a feathered friend

We lost her yesterday....

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Where Is the Real Beef? I'm Mad As a Cow and Not Going to Take It Anymore!

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 5:57 PM

Cows have a voice too!

If you can stomach, actually bare witness to a revolting revolution called pink slime, food guru Jamie Oliver has a few bones to pick. Watch this clip now! Then, c’mon back for more.

Slimier stories about beef...

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Citizen Kane at the Hearst Castle Was the Screening on Steroids

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 8:33 PM

It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Seeing Citizen Kane at The Hearst Castle was The Screening on Steroids.”


“Let's do it!” replied Steve Hearst the great grandson of William Randolph Hearst when Wendy...

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Raising More Than Kane: Steve Hearst Great Grandson of William Randolph Hearst Will Screen for Citizens at The Hearst Castle

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 12:38 PM


“San Simeon was the place God would have built–if he had the money.”

In 1941, the lights dimmed at La Questa Encantada when the movie

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In Memory of Colette: Healthy Child Healthy World Celebrates Twenty Green But Golden Years

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 2:08 PM

This year Healthy Child Healthy World is celebrating its twentieth anniversary. We have much to be proud of and grateful for beginning with the everlasting memory of a little girl whose short life, only five years, was for a greater purpose.

In 1991, Jim and I...

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The Lead Carpet: Who's Going to Lose?

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2012 | 6:27 PM

Lead in her Lipstick? Not Meryl! Not in real life. But as Margaret Thatcher it seems to fit the character.

According to a new FDA study, the media highlighted a federal analysis revealing that approximately 400 shades of popular lipsticks contained trace amounts of lead. Of the top...

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A Cry Out for Help: Whitney Houston's Passing Is Extremely Sad and Indelibly Close

(2) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 2:13 PM

"I have some concerns," was Tyler Perry's remark back at host Gayle King this morning on CBS This Morning as he teased her discerning etiquette while she took time to tout Perry's performance in his new movie, Good Deeds. But Gayle couldn't say enough about Tyler's best deed...

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Parenting for Peace by Marcy Axness, Ph.D.: A Book Review

(2) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 11:21 AM

It seems that most parenting books are written by big name brands. Doctors who gravitate towards and write about an issue that becomes polarizing, like whether or not vaccines are safe and if not can they lead or contribute to the rise in autism?

Or other books written by "celeb...

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The Artist: A Review With an Extra Big Shout Out to Uggy

(5) Comments | Posted January 31, 2012 | 8:19 AM

If you haven't seen The Artist you must! One of the best films ever! Silent Movies gave birth to this nation. It was and still is a miraculous invention. The seemingly nondescript events in The Artist parallels just about everything you have seen and experienced in...
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