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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Grandparents Play a Bigger Role in Child-Rearing
Less frail and more involved, today’s grandparents are shunning retirement homes and stepping in more than ever to raise grandchildren while young adults struggle in the poor economy.

When Schools Depend on Handouts
Earlier this month, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that he and five other wealthy individuals had raised $1.5 million to reinstate the January Regents exams, which New York State had canceled because of budget cuts. Although praiseworthy as a matter of personal philanthropy, the donation by the mayor and the others, whose names were not disclosed, is highly distressing as a matter of public policy.

Chocolate Milk Gets a Makeover
Parents who are concerned about the amount of sugar their children are chugging in school cafeterias may be encouraged by an announcement from the milk industry. Starting in September, chocolate milk will have fewer calories and less sugar.

Five Healthiest Vacuum Cleaners for the Home
The right vacuum is key for good health. “Dust can trigger allergies and asthma,” says James Sublett, MD, a spokesman for the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

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Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupNewborns with low vitamin D have infection risk
Newborns with low vitamin D levels may have a heightened risk of developing a certain type of lung infection before their first birthday, a new study suggests. (MSNBC)

Chocolate milk in schools: Yummy treat or evil sweet?
Those familiar cartons of chocolate milk could be disappearing from elementary school cafeterias soon, if anti-obesity advocates get their way. Some school districts already prohibit flavored milk, and many others are considering a ban. (MSNBC)

Families along U.S.-Mexico border face tough school choices
When Princess Martinez saw her husband for the first time after he was deported, two thoughts crossed her mind: that she loved this man, and that she might have to leave him. The only other option appeared to be moving with their six daughters — who, like Martinez, are all U.S. citizens — across the border to her husband’s new home in Mexico, with its mounting violence and troubled schools. (Washington Post)


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