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2010-12-20 10:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing the state's failure to prioritize kids, a comprehensive plan addressing the systemic education and health problems undermining children's development was delivered to California's incoming policymakers today. Authored by Children Now, the state's leading multi-issue research and advocacy group for children, The Children's Agenda details the top ten, high-priority, high-impact actions California policymakers should take to...

2010-01-04 10:00:00

State's Recovery Depends on Improvements to Children's Education and Health Status OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Significant changes to children's health care and education policies are required for California to regain its financial footing and safeguard its future economic competitiveness. These are among the findings of a new study released today from Children Now, a leading nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to assuring all children have the opportunity...

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2009-12-14 10:45:00

A report authored by UA communication professor Dale Kunkel says children are still bombarded with television ads for unhealthy food choices. A new study released Monday in Washington, D.C., criticizes the nation's food and beverage industry for failing to shift their marketing efforts aimed at children. The report said television advertising continues to contribute to epidemic levels of obesity, despite industry promises of reform. Children Now, a California-based public policy group that...

2009-01-06 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The issues weakening California children's well-being are also undermining the economic prosperity of the state as a whole. This is one of the key findings in a new study released today by Children Now, a leading nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to giving all children the opportunity to reach their full potential. The 2009 California Report Card: Setting the Agenda for Children shows that the current deficiencies in children's...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'