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Healthy lifestyles begin in early childhood – the first twelve months

As the new school year approaches and we consider the flu, sore throats, lice… there is an ongoing topic that is extremely important to our children’s well-being, living a healthy life. Changing the pattern of the American child’s lifestyle has become a pressing and daunting task. The percentage of children in the US who were obese increased from “7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012,” (CDC, Apr 24, 2015). If we are going begin to reverse this detrimental trend, we’re going to have to look at how and when it begins.

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“I Am A Girl” – the reality of being a girl in the 21st century

The basic human rights and even the economic evidence of empowering girls seem obvious; but the challenges and discrimination are often distant from an American perspective – or less obvious in our own culture. “I Am A Girl” follows the stories of six girls from cities around the globe, chronicling their experiences and challenges as they come of age in within a variety of cultures.