GIRLS’ ATTITUDES SURVEY 2015 #girlsmentalhealth #bullying #girlsselfharming

This UK study echoes many global concerns in industrialized countries: Direct Link to Full 24-Page Report. What can you do to help girls in your life? The issues affecting girls’ and young women’s health and well-being are wide-ranging. Whereas girls in 2010 were most worried about ‘traditional’ health risks like smoking, binge drinking and drug […]

Progress for Children: Wealth Gap is Killing the Future, Too #progressforchildren #weathgapchildren

Common sense and it’s still reality? Providing girls with an education helps break the cycle of poverty: educated women are less likely to marry early and against their will; less likely to die in childbirth; more likely to have healthy babies; and more likely to send their children to school. When all children have access […]

Outdoor play missing, so is healthy mind, body & spirit: 7 minutes a day outdoors, 7 hours with electronics #nationalwildlifefederation #natureisnurture

Whole Child Report: Developing Mind, Body and Spirit through Outdoor Play from National Wildlife Federation Today’s kids are indoors far more than their parents were, with only a quarter of children playing outside daily as compared to nearly three quarters a generation ago, even in rural areas.While contemporary parents spent their free time as kids […]

Popular Baby Formulas Contain Engineered Unhealthy Nanoparticles #gerber #similac #enfamil #wellbeginnings #friendsoftheearth #infantformulas

Unbeknownst to the general public, popular infant formulas sold throughout the United States contain infinitesimally small ingredients known as engineered nanoparticles. A growing body of scientific research demonstrates that nanoparticles pose threats to human health, raising concerns about their use in food and many other consumer products. Friends of the Earth commissioned independent laboratory analysis […]