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An Agenda for Fighting Hunger in Our Communities Year-Round

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

Hunger is a daily reality for millions of Americans, and has negative consequences for individuals of all ages. However, it is especially harmful for the development and well-being of children. Inadequate nutrition can permanently alter a child's development.

Bipartisan Kumbaya for the Potato Lobby, But Who Cares About Children?

Irwin Redlener, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Irwin Redlener, M.D.

Should we call it irony or the worst of days when Congress is too dysfunctional to accomplish anything useful, but manages to cobble together a bi-partisan kumbaya coalition for the potato lobby?

Lisa Belkin

How To Keep A Baby Fed During A Government Shut Down | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.07.2013 | Parents

Jessica Lawson is the blogger behind, where she opines regularly about feminism to her 74,000 followers. She is also a graduate stude...

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Steals Food From Babies, Then Gives It Back | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Price of Ball, La., panicked earlier this week when she heard the federal government shutdown would soon hobble the program she...

The Shutdown: Our Food Safety, Health and Welfare at Stake

Kristin Wartman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kristin Wartman

While Congress battles it out over health care reform, the resulting government shutdown will have far-reaching impacts on food safety, environmental protections, food production and farming. It also has serious implications for the health and nutrition of many Americans.

Laura Bassett

Women, Infants And Children Programs Shutting Down | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government shutdown already has led at least one state to shutter a nutritional food program for struggling women and infant...

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Is Bad News For Women, Infants | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An increasingly likely government shutdown won't affect most of the federal government's safety net, like retirement and health insuranc...

The Ultimate Loaded Question: What's for Dinner?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

How many times is it okay for me to pick up a piece of banana off the floor and give it back to him? He is not consuming a pure organic diet. Is he going to grow a horn? Did I remember to wash the plum before I handed it to him? And, oops, is he eating the fruit sticker?

What The Sequester Could Mean To A Six-Week-Old Baby

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

For some people, the looming possibility of sequester cuts may not be much of a concern. But for young mothers and their infants, it's something that ...

Children and Families First

Maya Wiley | Posted 01.15.2013 | Black Voices
Maya Wiley

Throughout the recent presidential election cycle, we only heard about the fiscal cliff in relationship to defense spending. In an economy recovering, but slower than any of us want, we might have expected a discussion about feeding families, not just buying bombs.

Laura Bassett

Oklahoma Cites Inaccurate Reasons To Exclude Planned Parenthood From Nutrition Program: Report | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

The Oklahoma State Department of Health's stated reasons for ending Planned Parenthood's contract to provide services for low-income women and childre...

Infant Sleep Safety -- What Parents Need to Know

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2011 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Infant sleep safety recommendations have certainly changed since I was a parent of a newborn! Bumpers -- out, stuffed animals -- out, fluffy blankets -- out! I'm referring to "out of the crib."

Rocking Cradle to Career With Paid Family Leave

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 11.27.2011 | Parents
Susan Ochshorn

Here in the land of self-sufficiency and family values, foremost of which is the sanctity of parental childrearing, anything that smacks of social welfare statehood is a tough sell. Never mind that nearly 57 percent of women with children under age one are in the workforce.

Vote To Cut Food Aid Splits GOP

Politico | David Rogers | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

Already on the defensive, scores of House Republicans joined with Democrats on Wednesday to beat back repeated conservative attempts to make still dee...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Foxx Proposes To Cut Breast-Feeding Support Funds | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) introduced an amendment to a House spending bill yesterday that would zero out funding for a peer counseling and support p...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Cuts Food Assistance For Low-Income Families While Protecting Azaleas | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you're an azalea at the National Arboretum, you're in luck -- a Republican on the House Appropriations Committee is looking out for y...

Betrayal On Capitol Hill

Tony Campolo | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Campolo

In exchange for getting support for Planned Parenthood from the Republicans, the Democrats were more than ready to betray the poor people they claim to represent.

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Ken Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ken Cook

Legislation passed by House Republicans (no Democrats voted for it) slashed $747 million -- about 10 percent -- from the 2011 budget for the Special Supplemental Feeding Program for Women, Infants and Children.