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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…
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…
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.
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.