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Bath Safety
January brings the start of a new year. Want to celebrate it by staying safe and clean? Wait, did I just say clean? Yes – safe and clean! January is recognized as National Bath Safety Month! The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reported that approximately 370 people are involved in bath related injuries each day in the United States. These numbers encompass a variety people – young and old, with and without disabilities, and occur in either bathtubs or showers


breastfeeding

Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response: Are You Ready?  World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated each year, during the first week of August.  It draws attention to the importance of breastfeeding our children. Breastfeeding provides benefits for both mothers and infants. Breast milk provides protection for infants from viral and bacterial infections. Additionally, research is now indicating that mother's who breastfeed have reduced rates of some ovarian and breast cancers. Learn more on The Importance of Breastfeeding.


Active Classrooms
Free kids from desk chairs - Experiment encourages students to fidget, sway and burn calories.


Governor Beshear Urges Kentuckians to Apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit
“The EITC is one of our best anti-poverty tools for low wage-earning families, and I want to make sure every eligible Kentuckian takes advantage of it and gets the money they deserve,” Gov. Beshear said in announcing the campaign. “In addition, this is money that gets infused right back into Kentucky businesses – just the kind of economic injection our communities need.” Nearly all of the funds from the credit, an estimated 97 percent, are infused into local communities.


Mommy Wars!
Join NACCRRA and Mothers Ought to Have Equal Rights (MOTHERS) in the fight to end to Mommy Wars, a tactic used by the media to raise ratings by pitting working mothers against those that stay-at-home.

Read about Mommy Wars at the MOTHERS website and sign the petition to show your support of all mothers everywhere.


Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative
"The Initiative is a voluntary self-regulation program comprising many of the nation's largest food and beverage companies. The Initiative is designed to shift the mix of foods advertised to children under 12 to encourage healthier dietary choices and healthy lifestyles."

Several well known companies, such as Coca Cola, Burger King, McDonald's and Campbell's Soup, have submitted pledges to the Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative.  Check them out!




 Last Modified 7/22/13