How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch It’s a new school year and, as a parent, you want to send your kids off with healthy-packed lunches that will please the pickiest of eaters. Home-made lunches can also be a first-line of defense in the fight against childhood obesity by helping kids embrace a healthy lifestyle. […]

FREE EVENT: Mixed Marrow Donor Drive + Mixed Heritage Week {MAR 28, 2013}

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Join Mixed Marrow and Icla da Silva at UPenn on March 28, 2013 for Mixed Heritage Week! The drive will be held at the UPenn campus at the Hall of Flags from 12noon-5pm. If you are in the area, feel free to join stop by! If you are not nearby and a healthy adult between 18-44, please consider donating via […]

New Year’s 7 Day Real Food Challenge! (JAN 6-12)

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Do you remember when we started our Baby Steps To Better Health series? Don’t worry – we will be getting right back to that in early 2013! But until we do, we have a challenge for all of our readers… Do you think you can eat only real food for 7 days straight? To some […]

Equilibrar su vida y responsabilidades cuidado de familiares

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Syndicated from BiculturalMom.com Acerca de cuidado de familiares Noviembre es el mes del cuidado de familiares y aunque muchos no necesariamente pensemos que somos responsables por el cuidado de algún miembro de la familia,  la realidad es que la mayoría de los americanos están velando por la salud de algún familiar en estos momentos. Tareas y responsabilidades que […]

Balancing Life & Family Caregiving Responsibilities

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Syndicated from BiculturalMom.com About Family Caregiving November is National Family Caregiving Month and while many of us might not consider ourselves caregivers, the truth is that the majority of today’s Americans are.  Tasks that were previously done in hospitals and by professionals are increasingly done at home by family members who decide to provide care on their […]

California’s Proposition 37 – What You Need To Know & Why You Should Support It

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Why You Should Support California’s Proposition 37 Also see Proposition 37 – Don’t Support Companies Who Hide GMOs, Vote With Your Dollar. California’s Office of the Secretary of State announced on Monday, July 9, 2012, that the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, also known as the GMO labeling initiative, will appear on voter ballots […]

Proposition 37 – Don’t Support Companies Who Hide GMOs, Vote With Your Dollar

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Proposition 37 – Don’t Support Companies Who Hide GMOs, Vote With Your Dollar Also see California’s Proposition 37 – What You Need To Know & Why You Should Support It. The food fight over California’s historic Proposition 37 ballot initiative, which would require labeling of food products that contain GMO ingredients, is heating up, now that an influx of […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Eating {Steps 1-5}

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The Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Eating More and more emphasis is being placed on making better food choices these days. From outrage over ingredients that are hidden in our food to a demand from the public that food labels clearly state if the product contains GMOs, more and more consumers are getting serious about what goes […]

Proposition 37 – Don’t Support Companies Who Hide GMOs, Vote With Your Dollar

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Proposition 37 – Don’t Support Companies Who Hide GMOs, Vote With Your Dollar The food fight over California’s historic Proposition 37 ballot initiative, which would require labeling of food products that contain GMO ingredients, is heating up, now that an influx of nearly $25 million in funding has been raised to oppose the measure. Twenty-five million. Compare that […]

California’s Proposition 37 – What You Need To Know & Why You Should Support It

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Why You Should Support California’s Proposition 37 California’s Office of the Secretary of State announced on Monday, July 9, 2012, that the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, also known as the GMO labeling initiative, will appear on voter ballots as Proposition 37 for the November 6 elections. If passed, Prop. 37 would make […]

To SCOTUS & President Obama: My Uninsurable Child Thanks You {HuffPost}

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To SCOTUS & President Obama: My Uninsurable Child Thanks You No issue has ever drawn me into a two-hour debate on Facebook; last week’s Supreme Court announcement upholding the Affordable Care Act did it. Voices of parents raising children born prematurely, or with disabilities, have not been the loudest in this debate. I want us […]

SURVEY: Help Research Skin Cancer in African Americans

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Help Research Skin Cancer in African Americans When my children were younger, I would slather them in sunscreen before taking them outside to play. My husband told me that I didn’t need to worry about sunscreen because they had inherited melanin from him, and that melanin would protect them from the sun naturally. I love […]