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How Do You Plan to Celebrate Literacy Month?
Because September is National Literacy Month in the U.S. – and September 8 is designated by UNESCO as International Literacy Day – maybe it’s time to reflect on the fact…
Happy 40th Birthday, Earth Day!
Four decades after the first Earth Day, this ecological celebration is alive and well – and bigger than ever. While The Junior League is perhaps best known for our work…
Are Corn Pops and Cocoa Pebbles Really a Public Health Menace?
With about a third of children in the U.S. considered overweight or obese, researchers increasingly point to the way kid’s cereal is marketed to our children – through TV advertising and even online game sites – as a key part of the problem. But the bigger problem may well be the fact that what kids don’t know about their food may actually hurt them.
Childhood Obesity: Lessons from Mexico
As Americans, we tend to focus on “our own problems.” Fair enough. But many of the problems we struggle with – as individuals, as parents and as a country – are shared by other countries. Take Mexico, for example. Rising affluence, the proliferation of fast food and more working parents have lead to a rise in childhood obesity there as well. And maybe there’s something there for all of us to learn.
One big lesson? The cure starts at home.