Schools are offering healthier meals, with more whole grains, fruits and vegetables, as well as meals and snacks with less salt and sugar, and no trans-fats. Can they do better? Sure! And local school wellness policies can help.
I read something recently that made me catch my breath. It said that 90% of cancers are preventable. Crazy, right? It's Hispanic Heritage Month and I am part of a team of people at MomsRising.org that works at bringing awareness to health topics.
For many of us, mom was our first teacher. She taught us to recite the alphabet, how to tie our shoes, to swim and not to hit our siblings. This year, we honor moms and their wisdom by sharing the lessons learned from mom by some of our nation's most accomplished people.
Work-family balance issues are not individual problems; they are societal problems. And only a motherhood movement representing the interests of women all over the country can successfully demand a societal response.
The "Faces of Courage" campaign is focused on honoring gun violence victims and their families -- and taking action so fewer mothers who are celebrating Mother's Day this weekend will be mourning their own children next year and in years to come.
While many celebrate by eating together on Thanksgiving, far too many children in our nation live in families who are struggling to put food on the table because of poverty. And for them, this Thanksgiving will be a tough one.
My son was six weeks old when I first brought him to meet his uncle, Troy Davis. He was scared to hold my tiny baby. It was such a magical moment, because it was like I was giving my brother this gift.
Today is Women's Equality Day. At the center of my mind today is: What the heck do I tell my daughter? How do I tell my daughter about the fact that despite many gains made for women's (and mothers') equality, women still don't earn equal pay for equal work?
Here's the math: Women are 50.7% of our population, only 17% of Congress, and an appallingly low 8% of the Super Committee. This lack of representation on the debt ceiling Super Committee which is charged with cutting $1.5 trillion from the federal budget is pathetic.
While we live in comparatively great comfort, look at the disruption in our lives when it's so hot, even just by a few degrees. This makes me think about what those families are going through in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.
The new health reform law is projected to not only grow jobs, but also save lives, cut the deficit, give people more freedoms, more choices for care, as well as to help businesses as it's fully implemented over time.
There's been a lot of media coverage lately about the rise of high profile political moms in the Tea Party movement. But what's been less reported is that moms are rising up across the political spectrum. We're all Mama Grizzlies for our kids.
Human rights abuses in the name of immigration law enforcement were being inflicted upon mothers, children, and others in Arizona long before Arizona's SB 1070 was introduced. We need to uphold our founding values.