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Support for Healthy Meals Standards Continues to Grow

In 2010, Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act with bipartisan support to help ensure every American child has to the nutritious food they need to perform well in school and grow into healthy adults. With one-third of American children obese or overweight, the law was designed to help reduce America's childhood obesity epidemic and cut down on other health risks for America's children. The Healthy, Hungry Free Kids Act helps schools across the country produce balanced meals that meet basic health standards based on recommendations from the Institute of Medicine.

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Candles: Natural vs. Synthetic Options

Cucumber Mint - Jewelry in CandlesCandles are fun to watch burn. They are also fun because you can buy them in a variety of scents. You can purchase candles that have secret gems inside, are layered with different scents, burn a special way to give an awesome glow and more.  If you are like me, I LOVE candles.  I must smell every scent when I walk into a candle store to buy candles. But, have you really ever thought about what the candles are made from and how healthy for the environment they may be? There are several types of wax candles made, some natural and some synthetic. Each has its own qualities and they all burn a slightly different way.

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Among Menthol Smokers, African American Women Struggle Most to Quit

Menthol flavoring may make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes, especially for African-American women, according to a new study published online by the journal Addiction. In a series of analyses of a large quit-smoking clinical trial, investigators from the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) controlled for variables such as education, type of medication, and peer smoking, and the findings did not change.

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Action Cycling Atlanta Raises $1.8 Million

Annual bike ride releases this year's total and presents checks

In twelve years since a group of cyclists formed Action Cycling Atlanta to raise awareness and support for the Emory Vaccine Center at Emory University, the nonprofit has raised more than $1.8 million. All proceeds from the group’s annual 200-mile bike ride benefit AIDS vaccine research and Atlanta HIV/AIDS service organizations.

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Tipping Point: National Geographic Adds Recycled Fiber to Magazines

Use of Recycled Fiber in Top Magazine is a Game-Changer for the Publishing Industry

In a major step forward for the use of recycled paper in the magazine industry, the National Geographic Society (NGS) has begun incorporating recycled fiber in all the pages of National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Kids, and National Geographic Little Kids. The shift clearly demonstrates the viability of using recycled paper for high quality photographic reproduction. This expanded use of recycled paper comes as a result of close collaboration with Green America and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

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5 Tips to Get Prepared for Hurricane Season

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With hurricane season upon us, it's time to get prepared. We hear story after story of people without power, in the dark with dead flashlights and no candles, with nowhere to turn. So this year, prepare your house and family before a serious storm or hurricane strikes.

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