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USDA New School Lunch Standards Announced By First Lady Michelle Obama & Rachael Ray & Vilsack

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The USDA new school lunch standards were announced yesterday by First Lady Michelle Obama, celebrity chef Rachael Ray, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the Parklawn elementary school in Alexandra, VA, thus making the days of square pizzas and beef burritos in school cafeterias numbered. First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced …

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Child Labour and Sweatshops Part 3

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Child Labour and Sweatshops Part 3 Child Labour and Sweatshops – Who Made YOUR Shirt? Types of Garments Made in Sweatshops There are some types of clothing that are more likely to be produced in a sweatshop by child labor than others. -Shoes Athletic shoes and sneakers are more commonly made in a sweatshop, but …

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Teaching Multiculturalism About Holiday Around The World to Your Children

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We can start teaching multiculturalism about holiday around the world to your children, because the holiday season is about more than just Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are several other holidays that occur around the same time of the year, and it’s enjoyable and enlightening to learn about these other multicultural celebrations. There are always other …

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Childhood Obesity: Childhood Obesity Facts Include Increased Heart Conditions

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Unfortunately, childhood obesity is a significant problem, and it is not only a condition that affects the childhood of the obese individual. Being obese as a child increases your risk for heart conditions in adulthood. In fact, obesity in children has been called a warning sign of heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease …

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Lower the Carbon Footprint of Your Birthday Party Ideas

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Lower the carbon footprint of your birthday party ideas , so when you think of traditional children’s birthday parties, you may get images of disposable tablecloths, plastic favors, paper plates and cups, and balloons. These fun events can be extremely wasteful. But children are often just as happy with home-made favors and reusable tablecloths. They …

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NORAD Santa Tracker 2011 Watch Santa Live With Google Earth and NORAD

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With the NORAD Santa Tracker 2011 you can track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve on his infamous good will trek across the globe here. Since it has been a tough year for all of us, with the extreme weather and failed efforts in legislation to make an significant impact on climate change again, we decided …

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Child Labour

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When we speak of child labour there can be many different definitions that come to mind. To begin with, the definition of this term can mean several different things, depending on the context it is used in. First of all, it does not refer to a child doing chores around the house or helping with …

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2010 Climate Bill

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The 2010 Climate Bill appears to be dead according to a dozen of our senators out of 16 surveyed. With the economy still a mess and jobs scarce, lawmakers see little chance of passing legislation which might hinder economic recovery and growth. The amount of people whom believe climate change and global warming are a …

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Republicans Punish Needy Women, Children and Poor With FDA – USDA Budget Cuts

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The Republicans are again trying to punish the poor and needy, including children with proposed cuts to spending for the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration which the House of Representatives passed Tuesday. U.S. Rep. George Miller, the senior Democrat on the Education and the Workforce Committee, issued a statement after the …

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Household Toxins and Autism What Causes Autism

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Household toxins and autism what causes autism, and with the rise in autism cases has many people concerned, especially as a definite cause for the disorder is elusive. The Centers for Disease Control reports that 1 in 150 children (more boys than girls) born today will develop autism. The rise in autism since the early …

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