Toxic Substances Control Act - Early Puberty

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner and MomsRising.org are supporting an update of the Toxic Substances Control Act, to address endocrine disrupters that mess with girls' hormones in an effort to fight early childhood puberty. According to the Journal…
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Experience Irrelevant

When Ainsley was younger, I suppose I was more naive and optimistic about my powers as a parent. Now that she's nearing nine, I have the benefit of getting used to the idea of my own powerlessness. Of course, I have a great deal of influence…
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Jamie Oliver's TED Wish - Educate Kids About Food

Jamie Oliver is a chef. As such he loves food. Given one single wish, that he gets to make in front of the best and brightest people with all the resources in the world, he chose to confront the childhood obesity epidemic armed with information…

Obesity & Late Puberty for Boys

According to an article, Puberty gap: Obesity splits boys, girls on MSNBC.com, new studies have indicated that the current obesity epidemic among children is causing boys to hit puberty later than previous generations. Girls appear to be hitting…
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Michelle Obama Takes On Childhood Obesity

President Barack Obama announced that Michelle Obama, First Lady and mother of two First Daughters Sasha and Malia, will be taking on Childhood Obesity as her pet cause. In this MSNBC story Michelle Obama admits to a very similar story as…
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Obesity Thunder Bay Website Fights Childhood Obesity

Listen, I took some slack for The Girl Revolution: Fit Girl Series I ran last year. Too obsessive, one reader said in her email. The thing is, childhood obesity has very serious health consequences for our children. Especially for our daughters…
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Kate Moss & Girls' Body Reality

I read all these stories that suggest Kate Moss should be burned at the stake for saying her motto is, "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels." Sarah and the Goon Squad has a funny, light-hearted and compelling post about it. Instead of being…
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Sniff ... Sniff ... Tween Spirit?

I was at a Toastmasters Contest Saturday when I smelled something. I smelled it again. Unmistakable, that's B.O. Sniff. Whiff. I made a personal armpit check. Not me. Phew. To my left I leaned in for a discrete snort of my husband's pits.…