Category - Advocacy

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Expert panel addresses findings on health impacts of screen time on children
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Being a public school parent: How to make a difference
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4th annual Play-In for Climate Action draws 500+ activists to Capitol Hill
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4th Annual Play-In for Climate Action July 13
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Community Comes Together to Support Clean Air Initiatives
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Real Food for Kids: Expo and Healthy School Advocacy Training
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7 Steps to a Less Toxic Home
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Car Free Day September 22 and Bike and Walk to School October 5
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Improving Birth Rally on Labor Day
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Learning and Fun at MommyCon DC 2016!

Expert panel addresses findings on health impacts of screen time on children

The National Press Club hosted an Interdisciplinary Summit on Children and Screen Time November 1 with several pediatric media experts who have been involved in the first-ever special supplement to the journal Pediatrics on the issue of children and screen time. The non-profit organization Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development convened the summit and sponsored the Pediatrics supplement.

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Being a public school parent: How to make a difference

Parents engaged in public schools have a tremendous opportunity to effect change and improve the lives of hundreds of children. Whether your personal passion is nutrition, outdoor learning, mindfulness, conscious alternatives to reward and punishment systems, movement, gardening, recycling and composting or other topics related to health, wellness and sustainability, there are lots of ways to get involved and inspire others.

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4th annual Play-In for Climate Action draws 500+ activists to Capitol Hill

This year’s Moms Clean Air Force Play-In for Climate Action brought out more than 500 activists from 40 states to show their support for efforts that protect the environment and children’s health. Read More

4th Annual Play-In for Climate Action July 13

Moms Clean Air Force is organizing its fourth annual Play-In for Climate Action on Thursday, July 13. This family-friendly advocacy opportunity includes fun climate-themed activities for kids followed by a press conference with lawmakers and advocates for children’s health and the environment. Read More

Community Comes Together to Support Clean Air Initiatives

Arlington held its first event commemorating Clean Air Awareness Month and Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month on Monday, May 1 at the Arlington County Central Public Library with more than 80 attendees. Read More

Real Food for Kids: Expo and Healthy School Advocacy Training

Real Food for Kids recently held its annual Culinary Challenge and Wellness Expo with hundreds of students attending from more than a dozen schools and is holding a Healthy School Advocacy Training on April 5 in Falls Church. Read More

7 Steps to a Less Toxic Home

Indoor air quality is always important, but we need to pay close attention in the winter when we tend to leave our windows closed. Many items in our home contain toxins, and while it can take time to overhaul your home with an eye to health, there are lots of easy steps you can take that don’t require lots of time or money. Read More

Car Free Day September 22 and Bike and Walk to School October 5

Kids who see their parents making mindful decisions about transportation are more likely to grow up doing so themselves. The air quality in Washington DC and in nearby Virginia locales get an F for Ozone. Children are more susceptible to developing problems from pollution. Thursday, September 22 is Car Free Day. The folks at air quality leader Clean Air Partners and transportation network Commuter Connections are encouraging residents to take the Car Free Day pledge to get people ready for the big day! Read More

Improving Birth Rally on Labor Day

ImprovingBirth.org is a non-profit organization that calls attention to the fact that American maternity care is in crisis. On Monday, September 5, Improving Birth DC will hold the 2016 Rally to Improve Birth focusing on access to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Read More

Learning and Fun at MommyCon DC 2016!

Mindful Healthy Life was thrilled to be a part of MommyCon DC 2016 at the DC Convention Center on July 23. With more than a thousand attendees and more than 50 awesome exhibitors, it was an amazing and inspiring day full of workshops, discussions and terrific shopping with brands and businesses moms can feel great about!

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