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|11/25/2016 - Do you think it's really possible to actually lose weight eating nothing but a steady diet of pre-processed McDonald's fast food? Well, the restaurant chain would sure like for you to believe that, even though most items on McDonald's menus have been proven to be stuffed with unhealthy ingredients.
|11/18/2016 - As infrastructure in America's oldest cities approaches the century mark in many cases, it is becoming more apparent than ever that a national revitalization plan is needed to address what are evolving – and worsening – health issues related to decay.
One of the biggest health problems...|
|11/12/2016 - Children spend the majority of their time in school, so it's only natural that attentive parents make a point of ensuring that these are safe and productive places. Many parents focus on aspects such as the school's security, its teachers and its academic statistics, but few parents give the quality...|
|7/28/2016 - Most of us want to think of our homes and schools as safe places where families can pass time with minimal exposure to danger. Unfortunately, some residents and school students in Irvine, Kentucky, have suddenly found themselves in an environment more akin to Chernobyl than Appalachian Kentucky.
|7/16/2016 - A group of residents from California's most heavily farmed regions, has staged a rally in Sacramento, the state capital, demanding protection for children from exposure to dangerous crop chemicals.
After a morning rally in front of the headquarters of CalEPA and the California Department of Pesticide...|
|6/21/2016 - It's been several months since major lead contamination of drinking water was first reported in Flint, Michigan, and it appears that another Midwestern city is now suffering similar woes. According to reports, the drinking water at nearly two dozen public schools in the Chicago School District (CPS)...|
|3/27/2016 - The nation has been rightly outraged by the recent large-scale lead poisoning of the children (and adults) of Flint, Michigan. Amid calls for the identification and punishment of the government officials responsible, however, a dangerous impression may have been created that the case of Flint is somehow...|
|2/4/2016 - Due to a loophole in Japan's law on radioactive contamination, radioactive soil stored at schools in Fukushima Prefecture will not be moved to temporary waste storage facilities near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, nor will it be moved to the eventual permanent storage facility that...|
|1/22/2016 - Not only is it horrendous for those forced to participate, but it is a rite of passage increasingly popular in high schools around the country that would horrify most parents if they were to find out about it.
As reported by The Daily Caller, the practice of anal hazing has become and remains a bizarre...|
|12/9/2015 - Two summers ago we learned that nearly 500 elementary schools in the U.S. are located within 200 feet of farmlands heavily sprayed with toxic agrochemicals, directly impacting the health of attending students. Already facing adversity due to their socioeconomic status, children in lower income regions...|
|9/22/2015 - Many Americans are aware that the nation's public education system is bloated, expensive and incompetent, turning out millions of high school graduates who can't read, write or speak well, cannot accurately recite U.S. history, and know very little about civics and government. As a result, more and...|
|8/5/2015 - Growing up in southeast Texas, my peers and I learned gun safety and shooting skills at an early age. We were taught, usually by our dads, the basics of how to handle a firearm safely, how to clean and take care of one, how to hit a can or bottle at 50 yards.
Many of us went on to become hunters,...|
|7/6/2015 - California Governor Jerry Brown has reportedly signed into law the contentious Senate Bill 277, which eliminates the freedom of California parents to opt their children out of vaccinations for personal reasons. All school-age children without an approved medical exemption will now be forced to get vaccinated...|
|6/21/2015 - Under duress from the occupying terrorists in D.C., the largest public school district in the Commonwealth of Virginia has reportedly voted to include "gender identity" in its official non-discrimination policy. The change, if it goes unchallenged, will allow both students and teachers who identify...|
|6/17/2015 - The latest disease outbreak to ravage international headlines has resulted in the quarantine of some 2,300 people and counting, according to reports. South Korea, in an effort to stem the spread of MERS, also known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, has decided to put some of its residents into isolation...|
|3/17/2015 - Our effort to donate 250 Food Rising Mini-Farm Grow Boxes to schools, community centers and churches around the country has achieved extraordinary success!
The Food Rising Mini-Farm Grow System is a non-electric, easy-to-use food production system that grows lettuce, strawberries, tomatoes, medicinal...|
|2/25/2015 - The Food Rising grow system project is delivering revolutionary food abundance to school children across America!
As of yesterday, the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org) secured sufficient funding to donate 250 grow systems to schools, churches and community centers across...|
|2/13/2015 - I'm thrilled to report we have received and approved donation requests of the Food Rising grow systems for 71 schools, home schools, churches and community organizations! (www.FoodRising.org)
Because our goal is to raise enough funds to donate 250 of these systems, an opportunity still exists right...|
|2/9/2015 - I'm happy to announce that we've already raised enough funds to donate over 140 Food Rising grow systems (www.FoodRising.org) to U.S. schools. Funds have been pledged from the following sources:
Sponsoring 100 grow systems is Living Fuel (www.LivingFuel.com), a top superfood and plant-based protein...|
|2/7/2015 - Many Americans would no doubt be stunned (as I was) to learn the extent of the prison-style treatment of their children in the nation's public schools. It's an under-reported issue, and one that is much more serious and widespread than most people would dare to imagine.
In a scathing article recently...|
|2/5/2015 - The Living Fuel superfood company (www.LivingFuel.com) has just made a breakthrough pledge to fund the donation of 100 Food Rising grow systems to schools and churches across America.
Earlier this week, we announced an effort to raise enough donation money to manufacture and deliver 250 Food Rising...|
|2/3/2015 - Our Food Rising grow system technology is now less than 30 days away from being publicly launched on FoodRising.org. One of the high priority goals is to get this revolutionary food grow system into the hands of schools all across America, where children can experience the miracle of Mother Nature's...|
|1/19/2015 1:52:33 PM - Reading and writing skill standards have dropped considerably along with other language skills, especially English. When it comes to actually educating children, schools are really nothing more than daycare warehouses for children to become conditioned for corporate jobs and social compliance.
|1/14/2015 - The latest loony idea from "gun-free zone" advocates (who absolutely insist on making children a target in public schools by advertising the utter lack of armed defenses there) involves training children to function as school resistance militia forces using cans of soup as weapons.
|12/12/2014 - Public school educators in the Land of 10,000 Lakes have taken a bold first step towards improving the quality of cafeteria food served to children in five Minnesota school districts. Schools in Hopkins, Orono, Shakopee, Westonka, and Minneapolis have announced that they will gradually phase out GMOs...|
|10/24/2014 - A new deal between the Chicago Public School (CPS) system and a private custodial and cafeteria service was promised to save the district tens of millions but instead resulted in some students having to clean their own school before the school year began and being served rotten food for lunch.
|10/21/2014 - As predicted, fear about Ebola is quickly spreading as the virus fans across the nation. Two schools in Ohio were closed on Thursday after staff members reported possibly coming into contact with the second Dallas nurse who contracted it from Thomas Eric Duncan, and another school was disinfected just...|
|10/14/2014 - Kids in Danger Zones, the title of a report exposing the nearly 20 million school children that are at risk of being affected by a chemical disaster took five years to compile, researchers say.
Released in September by the Center for Effective Government (CEG), the report [PDF] identifies the number...|
|9/26/2014 - For more than a year now, "unaccompanied" minor children from the Central American nations of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been streaming across our southern border and into our immigration courts in pursuit of permanent residency status as (sort of) promised by our own government.
|9/18/2014 - An accessible and lucrative resource, lead was one of the first heavy metals to be used by humans. In 2012, lead production in the United States reached an estimated 1.6 million metric tons, making it a valuable resource for a variety of products, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The metal,...|
|9/12/2014 - Forget what Michelle Obama has to say about nutrition -- we're going back to the old ways. This is what two more school districts in New York recently decided after witnessing major financial losses and starving students who simply can't stomach the First Dictator's obtuse guidelines for "healthy" school...|
|8/23/2014 - Dow AgroSciences is getting closer to releasing their "Enlist Weed Control System," a new package that includes two "old" chemicals, glyphosate and 2,4-D, along with seeds genetically engineered to withstand the combination.
The package will provide "robust" tolerance for glyphosate-resistant crops,...|
|5/18/2014 - A Florida teacher has sparked a controversy over religious freedom after she ordered a fifth-grade student to hand over his Bible.
As reported by Breitbart News, officials at Broward County Public Schools summarily banned the boy from reading his Bible during "free reading," time, according to attorneys...|
|4/3/2014 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2--19 years are obese. Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled."
As is the case with adults, carrying around...|
|12/6/2013 - In the age of fast-moving technology and automation comes now another concept that is sure to kill more jobs while raising the level of concern about privacy in the 21st century.
A California company, Knightscope, has developed a small robot that it plans to market as a security device. As reported...|
|9/26/2013 - Increased vegetable and fruit availability leads to increased intake. In response to the federal government's push to serve healthier foods in schools, many districts have increased the availability of fruits and vegetables in their cafeterias. Some schools serve a vegetable or fruit of the month, encouraging...|
|9/22/2013 - Once bastions of freedom, where civics courses required students to learn about how to be good citizens and guardians of liberty, the progressive left has used the public school system to indoctrinate our children into thinking that their country is a model of excess and evil.
In addition to teaching...|
|9/18/2013 - The Associated Press has reported that, after only one year, several schools may be dropping out of the healthy federal lunch program, a program that requires school meals to meet specific sodium and calorie intakes. Schools who follow these requirements, laid out by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act...|
|3/12/2013 - In an effort to encourage kids to eat more of nature's cleansing and nourishing foods, fruits and vegetables, schools are participating in growing programs, and finding that kids are more apt to try foods that they grow and prepare themselves.
"In a new study released in the March/April 2013 issue...|
|1/8/2013 - It seems as though President Barack Obama, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other gun-grabbers are setting public school districts around the country for the potential to be financially devastated if, heaven forbid, any of their students are killed via armed...|
|12/26/2012 - If the elites in our country are anything they are consistent. Consistently hypocritical.
In a passionate speech just days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre made what many saw as a bold, outside-the-box suggestion...|
|12/22/2012 - I'm not a member of the NRA, but when an organization states such a powerful, obvious truth that can help save lives, I am obliged to recognize the wisdom of it even if I'm not personally a member of that group. Yesterday, the NRA called for defending our nation's schoolchildren with armed adults in...|
|12/16/2012 - Thirty-two thousand Americans are killed each year in automobile accidents, and the President sheds no tears for them. The deaths aren't on the news, and there is no call to "ban cars" to prevent the deaths. Over 100,000 Americans are killed each year by government-approved pharmaceuticals, yet we never...|
|8/6/2012 - Proper nutrition is vital for maintaining good health and warding off illness. Nutrition can also play a pivotal role in healing illness of all kinds, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer - the three leading illnesses which cause deaths. It is thus shocking that our doctors - whom most people...|
|5/28/2012 - Legislation in California has set limits on what foods can be sold as competitive foods in their public schools. Competitive food sales include snack bars and kiosks, a la carte cafeteria purchases, and vending machines.
The restrictions deal with lowering added sugars and fat contents and even excluding...|
|10/9/2011 - More and more kids today are eating diets high in fat, calories and sugar and low in nutritious, low calorie fruits and vegetables. One to two meals are eaten at school plus a snack, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for students to make healthy food choices. With schools providing many foods...|
|7/14/2011 - Health authorities do not believe that your child is entitled to be educated unless he or she has first been indoctrinated and intoxicated by the demigods of vaccination. Parents who question the necessity and morality of this dangerous and invasive policy are derisively informed that unvaccinated children...|
|7/12/2011 - In what is perhaps the largest school cheating scandal in US history, the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) system is in very hot water after a 413-page investigative report released by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal revealed that teachers and administrators from more than 75 percent of schools in district cheated...|
|6/18/2011 - If you've been watching Jamie Oliver's show, Food Revolution, you know he's been battling the Los Angeles School Board for months now. The show may be canceled but his efforts have proved fruitful, as the L.A. School Board has finally agreed to remove corn dogs, chicken nuggets and all other breaded...|
|11/2/2010 - It was only four years ago that, with much fanfare, former President Bill Clinton announced the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association. This project was supposed to drastically reduce junk food and soda availability in public...|
|8/15/2010 - The American Dietetic Association (ADA) recently published a position paper that urges local schools and their surrounding communities to work together to improve the nutritional quality of food in schools. The ADA is also advocating for better nutrition education programs to assist students in making...|
|11/12/2009 - The commercial milk industry is planning to initiate a nationwide marketing campaign on Monday designed to keep chocolate milk in schools. Soda, candy, and other junk foods have been undergoing criticism recently for contributing to childhood obesity, leading the milk lobby to campaign for support...|
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|1/27/2009 - For over 6000 years, man looked first to nature to heal illness and maintain wellness. As a result of a deliberate and often sinister plan, the past century and a half has seen curing illness with nature replaced with managing sickness and treating the symptoms of illness in a system that places profits...|
|11/14/2008 - We know that fatty processed foods aren't good for our schoolchildren, but getting more locally grown foods on the cafeteria menu can be difficult. The economic crisis may change that. Schools now have less money to spend while at the same time farmers find it increasingly expensive to transport their...|
|10/20/2008 - As farmers struggle to mitigate the increasing cost of transporting produce from farm to store and schools face smaller budgets and increasing concerns over the nutritional content of school lunches, some schools opt to bring the farm to the lunch table.
The concern over the nutritional value of...|
|5/2/2008 - Schools in at least eight states have reported confirmed cases of students being infected with the "superbug" known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) following the death of a 17-year old Virginia student late last year, and the deaths of a New Hampshire preschooler and an 11-year-old...|
|3/4/2008 - The re-authorization of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has become a priority for the final year of the Bush administration. The fact that independent test results have shown NCLB to be a dismal failure seems to make no difference. With a little tweaking, it must continue. As debate on this legislation...|
|12/29/2007 - Lighting conditions in British schools are overwhelmingly inappropriate and are likely to give children headaches and concentration problems, according to a new study presented at the annual conference of the British Educational Research Association in London.
Mark Winterbottom of Cambridge University...|
|11/21/2007 - What could possibly be behind these forced vaccinations? There are several factors that could be at play, but the primary suspicion that stands out in my mind is money. So I called the communications department of the Prince George's County School District to ask them specifically some questions about...|
|10/4/2006 - A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggests that limiting the use or availability of vending machines in schools is vital to stemming the United States' soda-related obesity epidemic.
The researchers conducted a self-reporting study of the consumption habits of...|
|8/23/2006 - Children who attend school near large-scale livestock farms known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) may be at a higher risk for asthma, according to a new study by University of Iowa researchers.
The study, led by Joel Kline, M.D., professor of internal...|
|8/15/2006 - A study published in the current issue of The Journal of School Health finds that nearly one quarter of children, ages three to five years, were entering school in Chicago overweight. For the authors, this is an urgent problem reflecting the nutritional status and health influence of the children's...|
|8/15/2006 - In response to recent findings by scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and elsewhere that certain soft drinks may contain amounts of the carcinogen benzene above the U.S. legal limit for drinking water, Commercial Alert and public health advocates sent letters today to all U.S. chief...|
|7/25/2006 - Following is the reaction of Gary Ruskin, executive director of Commercial Alert, to the agreement negotiated by former President Bill Clinton with Cadbury Schweppes, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to remove non-diet soft drinks from schools across the country.
“Today’s agreement shows the growing power...|
|2/22/2005 - We teach a lot of subjects to a lot of people in this country, and as a result we produce great technicians: people who are masters of subjects like mathematics, chemistry, anatomy, biology, history, American literature and so on. But there's one subject we almost never teach. You won't find it taught...|
|7/13/2004 - All over the country, summer camps for kids are doing something smart: they're shifting to healthier menus with fresh fruits and vegetables instead of junk foods, fried foods and candy. It's all part of their effort to improve the health (and lives) of their guests while fighting obesity. Kudos to...|
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|1/5/2004 2:25:18 PM - Kudos to doctors for pushing to ban soft drinks and fruit drinks in
schools. It's just one way to combat rising childhood obesity, and it
will surely help these children maintain healthy body weights as adults
(it's much harder to lose weight as an adult if you were obese as a
child). This is...|
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