Pay attention. In the United States, television advertising of junk food, that is high in sugar, salt, and fat, targets almost exclusively Black [and Hispanic] children. The stereotype that Black people love sugar is fueling advertising agencies to spend millions of dollars to sell their products to your child. But it’s worse than that. Advertising agencies […]
With an African American death rate for children being 10 times that of white children, and with them being four times more likely to be admitted to the hospital for asthma, it’s time we talk to Heather McTeer Toney, the National Field Director for Moms Clean Air Force. Moms Clean Air Force is a community […]
Contributed Post: Kids get sick, that is just a fact of life, but there’s a lot as parents that we can do to keep them as healthy as possible, as well as to deal with illness when it does rear its head. In fact, you can get some simple and clear advice on how to […]
Vaping is relatively new and most parents and teachers are oblivious to it. “Tobacco use among middle and high school students has been steadily decreasing since 2014. However, since the introduction of the e-cigarette, that number is now increasing, and it is estimated that one in five high school students may now be using tobacco […]
Contributed Post: With so many foods either good or bad, it’s hard to know where to turn to for good advice nowadays but one thing that has remained constant through the barrage of nutritional advice is the benefit of drinking water, lots of water. Drinking water is so good for our bodies for so many […]
Today, being Black in America is dangerous. My wife and I don’t want our children to worry about their survival. We want them to run, play and to be kids. But at every turn, we are faced with challenges. By rolling back lifesaving public health safeguards, the Trump administration is putting the health of Black […]
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